IIT-Kharagpur partners MIT for course on urbanisation

Q.  Which IIT is partnering MIT for a course on urbanisation?
- Published on 01 Aug 16

a. Kanpur
b. Kharagpur
c. Kozikhode
d. Bombay

ANSWER: Kharagpur
 
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has collaborated with MIT for an course on urbanisation in the current developing world, where the concept is no longer limited to the precincts of what are administratively defined as “cities.”
  • Course will see a partnership between IIT's Department of Architecture and Regional Planning and the MIT's School of Architecture and Planning.
  • The course will be organised at Shanti Niketan in WB.
  • IIT Kharagpur has also found a new way to raise funds to Learn-Earn-Return fund scheme where students will not have to pay fees if they pledge to donate money after getting a job.
  • There has been a positive response from the alumni for this scheme.
  • Students scoring in the top 100 will get a chance to be part of this scheme.
  • Students may also be asked to teach under the Peer Assisted Learning programme or opt as Research assistance at the Institute or other institutional work as intern.
  • The fund raised for this campaign will be partially channelized to support students+ and partially to build corpus to ensure self-sustainability of the scheme, officials said.

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