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Asian Solar Knowledge Centre to come up at IIT Rajasthan

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Asian Solar Knowledge Centre to come up at IIT Rajasthan
  • Asian Solar Knowledge Centre to come up at IIT Rajasthan
    Asian Solar Knowledge Centre to come up at IIT Rajasthan

    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:

    ICT
    System Science
    Solar Energy,
    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.

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