IIT Roorkee and IIT Bhilai forge alliance for research and preservation

IIT Roorkee and IIT Bhilai signed a MoU on 29 December 2023 to strengthen the academic and research collaboration between the two institutions.

This strategic partnership between IIT Roorkee and IIT Bhilai aims to preserve and promote Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) and seeks to contribute to socio-economic development in tribal areas.

IIT RoorkeeIt emphasizes research on traditional medicinal plants, tribal culture studies, agricultural practices in tribal regions, and financial literacy among tribal populations, say sources from IIT Roorkee.

Collaboration between IIT Roorkee and IIT Bhilai

This collaboration represents a significant stride towards fostering awareness among the youth about Indian culture and heritage, aligning with the Government of India’s ambitious vision of Viksit Bharat@2047, say sources from IIT Roorkee.

Moreover, the partnership will actively support the objectives outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, emphasizing the integration of Indian Knowledge Systems into the education system.

IKS includes “Knowledge of India” from ancient India and its contributions to modern India and its successes and challenges, and a clear sense of India’s future aspirations with regard to education, health, environment, etc.

This collaboration also aligns with Honorable Prime Minister’s vision of Ek Bharath Shreshtha Bharat, say sources from IIT Roorkee.


IIT Roorkee is glad to collaborate with IIT Bhilai, and this MoU reflects our commitment to fostering groundbreaking solutions for today’s education system.

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Through this collaboration, we aim to bridge the gap between ancient and modern education, facilitating both basic and translational research, and contributing to our shared vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’ – a developed India, said Prof K K Pant, Director, IIT Roorkee.

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Prof Rajiv Prakash, Director IIT Bhilai said that this partnership will create new opportunities for research and development. It will also promote our ancient knowledge and our heritage, he said.


Both institutions commit to exchange knowledge and promote Indian culture, Indian Knowledge systems and develop projects on sustainable & rural development.

They will also exchange knowledge with regards to Ancient Indian science, Fintech, Health Science, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Life Management, Environment, Renewable Energy, Food Processing, Tourism Management, Languages, Peace and Conciliation, Music, Humanities and common interest.

Seminars and Symposiums

They have also agreed to jointly organize Seminars, symposiums, conferences, workshops short term training programs.

Both Prof K K Pant and Prof Rajiv Prakash expressed their happiness on the addition of this new chapter in the partnership and also offered full support from their side in fostering long lasting and mutually beneficial collaborations between the two institutions.

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Prof. Akshay Dvivedi, Dean, Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy, IIT Roorkee, Prof. Anil Kumar Gourishetty, IKS Coordinator, IIT Roorkee were present.

Among others presents were Prof. Harshit Sosan Lakra, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Planning IIT Roorkee and Prof. Santosh Biswas Faculty-in-charge, DoRD IIT Bhilai.

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