IIT Roorkee has signed an MOU with CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), for promoting excellent quality manpower in the fields of engineering, technology and science with special emphasis on transportation engineering, traffic engineering, transportation planning, pavement design and performance evaluation, bridge engineering, geotechnical engineering, environment, road safety and related fields in the road and transportation sector.
According to the MOU, both CSIR-CRRI and IIT-Roorkee shall encourage interaction between scientists, research fellows, faculty members and students of both organizations through various arrangements. Other segments mentioned in the MOU include sharing of facilities between the two institutions and coordination of the programme including financial arrangements.
Prof. Satish Chandra, Director, CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi, said, “CSIR-CRRI is renowned for its capabilities in research and development activities and carrying out consultancy assignments including dissemination of knowledge through training in the areas of roads and bridges, traffic and transportation, ground improvement and geotechnical engineering, rural roads, pavement design, pavement performance and its evaluation, instrumentation, environment and road safety. We are confident that with IIT Roorkee’s expertise in scientific and technological knowledge and professional experience in science and technology, the collaboration between the two institutions would produce excellent quality manpower in the road and transportation sector."