IIT Roorkee will assist IIT BHU in setting up a new Department of Architecture and Planning, with the two premier institutes entering into a pact for collaboration in research and knowledge sharing for this.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this was signed Thursday at IIT Roorkee, an official statement said.

According to the pact, the institutes will undertake activities which include exchange of scientific and technical information, collaborative research activities, faculty and staff visits, joint supervision of post graduate (including PhD) students, joint organisation of seminars and conferences and sharing the databank of information through their libraries.


This development will in particular help introduce efficient solutions for the city of Varanasi and the Purvanchal area. This may be scalable and adaptable to other similar geographies, in India and abroad, it added.