Bhaskar News | Last Modified - Jun 19, 2011, 05:45 AM IST
Jodhpur: The Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan, will soon boast of an Asian Solar Knowledge Centre (ASKC).
Addressing newspersons on Saturday, IIT-Rajasthan director Prof. Prem K. Kalra said the representatives of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank would attend two conferences at the institute in September where the final shape of the ASKC would be discussed.
Prof. Kalra said ASKC, which is likely to receive a 1.5-million-USD-grant, would benefit scholars from all Asian countries.
He also said IIT-Rajasthan would set up two more ‘Centres of Excellence’ apart from the three that had already been proposed to come up on the campus.
The Centres of Excellence planned at IIT-Rajasthan are:
Art, culture and heritage, and
Water Align Technology
The construction of a new building for the centres will start anytime between July-December 2012.
Prof. Kalra told mediapersons that IIT-Rajasthan would offer many new courses from the academic session 2011-12.
Undergraduate – 40 seats in System Science
Postgraduate – 15 seats each in ICT and Energy 15-15
Ph.D – 20 seats each in ICT, Energy and System Science
Research – Solar Thermal
The new academic session at IIT-Rajasthan begins on July 25.