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IIT-B, Wipro sign MoU to enhance Engg faculty

Mumbai: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) and Wipro's Mission 10X to enhance engineering faculty through innovative teaching across the country.

Mission 10X is a non-profit trust which was launched by Wipro Limited in September last year to address skills shortage affecting the IT industry's growth.

The 3-year MoU will provide a formal platform for initiating interaction between Mission 10X and IIT-B.

Creation of educational material, establishing a joint centre of excellence to carry out research in the field of education and transmission of education through EDUSAT will be jointly undertaken under the MoU.

"We see an opportunity to work towards enhancing engineering faculty capability through innovative teaching and learning paradigms. Its in- person training methodology at colleges, complements IIT Bombay's method of imparting education", said Kannan Moudgalya, Head of Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme (CDEEP), IIT Bombay.

IIT Bombay's courses are being transmitted by CDEEP for several years now.

Since January 2008, CDEEP has started transmitting IIT-B's course free of cost to more than 50 colleges through the EDUSAT facility offered by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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