IIT Kanpur is a member
in the consotium, ERASMUS MUNDUS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WINDOW (EMECW)-
INDIA/ AISIA. The Erasmus Mundus Programme promotes co-operation in
academic education and research between EU and Indian/ Asian partner
institutions through students and faculty mobility. The workshops on
Bologna Process have motivated us to organize a workshop on “Quality
Assurance in Higher Technical Education”.
Indian Institutes of Technology are a group of fifteen autonomous
engineering and technology oriented institutes of higher education established
and declared as Institutes of National Importance by the Parliament
of India. IITs were created to train scientists and engineers, with
the aim of developing a skilled workforce to support the economic and
social development of India after independence in 1947. There are seven
old IITs namely, IIT Kharagpur (1951), IIT Bombay (1958), IIT Chennai
(1959), IIT Kanpur (1959), IIT Guwahati (1994), and IIT Roorkee (2001).
In addition, eight newly established IITs viz., Bihar (Patna), Rajasthan
(Jodhpur), Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad), Himachal Pradesh (Mandi), Orissa
(Bhubaneshwar), Madhya Pradesh (Indore), Gujarat (Gandhinagar), and
Punjab ( Rupnagar) have joined the consortium.
IIT Kanpur was established in 1959. The institute is engaged in carrying
out original research of significance and technology development at
the cutting edge. It imparts to students so that they become competent
and motivated engineers and scientists. The Institute celebrates freedom
of thought, cultivates vision and encourages growth; it also inculcates
human values and concern for the environment and society.
Sanjay G Dhande(Director)
Kalaynmoy Deb(Head of Committee)
Ashok K Mittal
C S Upadyay
P M Prasad