Indore: DAVV To Join Forces With Taiwanese Varsities For Knowledge Sharing On Semiconductors

Indore: DAVV To Join Forces With Taiwanese Varsities For Knowledge Sharing On Semiconductors

A team led by vice chancellor to fly to Taiwan for signing pacts

Staff ReporterUpdated: Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 10:01 AM IST
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Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) is set to embark on a groundbreaking collaboration with leading Taiwanese universities, focusing on cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange in the realms of semiconductor and chip design.

In a significant move away from conventional Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and routine tie-ups, this initiative reflects the university's commitment to substantial projects.

Scheduled for March, a high-level committee, including the Vice Chancellor, is slated to visit Taiwan to formalise the agreement.

The MoUs will outline the terms and conditions of the collaborative projects, emphasising the gravity of the undertaking. Three key academic departments including School of Data Science, School of Computer Science and Institute of Engineering and Technology of DAVV, will play a pivotal role in this partnership.

‘Under this ambitious endeavour, professors and postgraduate students from these departments will collaborate with select educational institutions, research centres and universities in Taiwan. The collaboration extends beyond mere sharing of laboratory equipment, data and research content. It envisions a comprehensive exchange programme, enabling students from both countries to engage in PhD research on-site,’ Dr Rajeev Dixit, director of college development council at DAVV said.

Dixit is among the team members. Other members include DAVV registrar Ajay Verma, Dr Chandan Gupta, Dr Maya Ingle and Santosh Vishwakarma from IIT Indore.

‘The decision to delve into substantial projects underscores the university's commitment to foster meaningful research outcomes. The delegation's extensive research on the potential impact and applicability of semiconductor-chip design projects highlights the seriousness of their approach. The involvement of selected professors and students from both regions emphasises the collaborative and inclusive nature of this venture,’ Verma said.

Crucially, this collaborative effort isn't confined to academic pursuits alone. The exchange will extend to cultural and historical dimensions, with a concerted effort to showcase the unique traditions, culture and heritage of Malwa in Taiwan. Indian culture, dance, art, rituals and historical heritage will be shared with Taiwanese youth, fostering a rich cross-cultural exchange.

Simultaneously, DAVV aims to enrich its own student body by exposing them to the culture and traditions of Taiwan. The proposed student and faculty exchange programme aims to create a two-way street of cultural immersion. The university has already initiated communication with Taiwan's education division, working in co-ordination with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre.

Dixit said that this research collaboration stands as a significant milestone. ‘The impending MoU with Taiwan not only signifies a groundbreaking partnership in semiconductor and chip design but also paves the way for a broader exchange encompassing academia, culture and history.’

As the high-level committee prepares for its visit to Taiwan, anticipation is high for the transformative impact this collaboration will have on both institutions and the students involved.

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