DFG India Office participated in DAAD outreach activity and institutional visits in Guwahati and Aizawl

Institutional visit at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati; (L to R) Prof. Mihir Kumar Purkait, IIT; Ms. Anuroopa Dixit, DAAD; Ms Aditi Gosavi, DAAD; Prof. Parameswar K. Iyer, IIT; Prof. K.V. Krishna, IIT; Prof. Sumana Dutta, IIT & Dr. Vaibhav Agarwal, DFG Office India


(30.03.23) As a part of an outreach programme in the north eastern part of India, German Research Foundation (DFG) India Office accompanied the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), on latter’s invitation and visited numerous universities and institutions in Guwahati, Assam and Aizawl, Mizoram from 20-23rd March 2023.

The four-day event encompassed visits to 8 institutions/universities covering various research and higher education domains and was very well received by the faculty and young researchers including students. The outreach cum institutional visit started off with visit to the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Guwahati (NIPER-Guwahati); followed by Gauhati University. On day two, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati; and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Guwahati was visited followed by the Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati and the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Guwahati on day 3. The outreach event culminated with the visit to the Mizoram University and the National Institute of Technology, Aizawl, Mizoram.

In addition to interaction with faculty members and students, meetings with the Directors, Vice chancellors and Deans of the institute(s) and universities visited were also organized. The activity was organized with an objective of familiarizing the young researchers, and the faculty members with the German research landscape including various funding programmes for Indo-German research collaboration and options for pursuing research careers in Germany. As the representative DFG India Office, Dr. Vaibhav Agarwal, informed about various DFG funding programmes for young researchers and scientists.