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IIT-Kgp eyeing international status

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IIT-Kgp eyeing international status, Eyeing an improved international ranking, premier technology institute IIT-Kharagpur has started inviting foreign students, faculties and even Nobel laureates every year to its campus.

Kharagpur: Eyeing an improved international ranking, premier technology institute IIT-Kharagpur has started inviting foreign students, faculties and even Nobel laureates every year to its campus.

The first International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) at the IIT, which ended this month, had around 10 students from Australia and at least one international faculty in each of the 19 short-term courses.

There would be now a regular two-way traffic between the institute and other foreign universities.

The duration of each course is of two weeks or ten working days with a judicious blend of lectures and tutorials per day.

"Since we already have experience in this, we have been asked to chalk out a plan which can be adopted for other institutes as well. We will present the blueprint to President Pranab Mukherjee next month," Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, director, IIT Kgp, said.

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