Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) and Gifu University, Japan, have awarded the first batch of Joint International Master’s Programme in Food Science and Technology.
Having located in one of the biodiversity hotspots in Indian, IIT Guwahati has the potential to contribute significantly to the global economy in the area of food science and technology.
With this goal, IIT Guwahati and Gifu University have collaborated to offer a Joint International Master’s Programme since April 2019 to nurture highly-skilled professionals in food and related industries.
Virtually addressing the gathering, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “This is indeed a historic moment for the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and Gifu University, Japan that our joint vision, commitment and collaboration to establish this Joint Degree Programme is finally bearing fruit”.
Prof. Chitralekha Mahanta, Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT Guwahati, in her address highlighted that, “The course and content of the Joint Degree Programme and the stay of Japanese students at IIT Guwahati have enhanced their knowledge and understanding not only of their own academic field but also of the life and culture of the people of India in general and the people of Assam in particular”.