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Mou with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, to collaborate in the field of standardization and conformity assessment on 16 April 2019.

The MoU was signed at IIT Bombay by Prof Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay and Smt. Surina Rajan, Director General, BIS.

As per the MoU, IIT Bombay will develop infrastructure support and provide IT based technological solutions for various activities of BIS. MOU also envisages cooperation in undertaking R& D projects for development of Indian Standards and introduction of Standardisation in the curriculum.

Smt. Surina Rajan, DG, BIS in her address, underlined the importance of standards in the emerging areas of technology like data security, artificial intelligence, IOT, etc. She further emphasized the need for the active involvement of technological institutes like IITs in elevating India’s position at International level from ‘Standard takers’ to ‘Standard makers’ by involving young minds in the area of standardization.

  • Exchange of information on research and educational programmes and other programmes relevant to standardization & Conformity Assessment.
  • To incorporate topics on standardization & Conformity Assessment in academic field. IIT Bombay to introduce topics on standardization in its academic course for which BIS will provide inputs. Teaching modules to be based on the concept of Standardization & Conformity Assessment.
  • To jointly organise training and short-term education Programmes on standardization& Conformity Assessment.
  • Exploring the possibility of the hiring of IIT Bombay faculty as consultants on secondment basis.
  • To explore the possibility of using laboratory facilities available at IIT Bombay for catering to the requirements of various Conformity Assessment Schemes of the Bureau.
  • To jointly organize seminars, conferences, workshops symposia or lectures on topics of Standardization & Conformity Assessment.
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