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IIT Kharagpur has taken one more significant step in promoting research by launching a new course for professionals with doctoral degrees in India and abroad. The new certificate course titled ‘Certificate of Excellence in Research’ has been launched to promote impactful research. The course can be pursued by professionals side by side with their professional engagement. The professionals will have a chance to pursue course either in regular or distance mode. As per IIT Kharagpur, this certificate programme is unique and first of its kind across the globe.
Dean of Post Graduate Studies and Research at IIT Kharagpur, Mr. PK Das revealed that the new course was launched since professionals and alumni of the premier institute expressed their desire to take up research in the chosen field. Professionals need not worry about their present engagement/ professional work/ jobs, as the course can be pursued side by side, he explained.
The research project that will be taken up by the researcher will be based on a detailed proposal prepared jointly by the host faculty at IIT Kharagpur and researcher concerned. After preparing the proposal, it will be sent to the technical committee of the premier institute for the approval. Once the proposal is approved, the researcher can start his research work.
Professionals enrolled in Certificate of Excellence in Research course can utilise the library, computation labs and experimentation labs at IIT Kharagpur during his/ her visit to the institute. If the researcher is busy with his profession and had no time to visit the institute, then he or she can visit the institute once in a year to show his/ her progress in research.
Director of IIT Kharagpur, Mr. PP. Chakraborty expressed that the research projects will be based on real-life problems and challenges. The research work will focus on figuring out solutions to these problems and challenges.