DMRC Signs MoU with IIT (BHU) for infrastructure development

DMRC will offer short-term training programs to train field engineers and construction supervisors.

DMRC Signs MoU with IIT (BHU) for infrastructure development
The MoU was signed by Prof. Vikash Kumar Dubey, Dean (R&D) from IIT (BHU) and Mr. Daljeet Singh, Director (works) from DMRC.

New Delhi: India Institute of Technology (BHU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to establish a center of excellence for tunnelling and underground space engineering. For effective functioning of the center, it will have two hubs, one at IIT (BHU) Varanasi and the other at Delhi Metro Rail Academy. 

The MoU will strengthen ties between IIT(BHU) Varanasi and DMRC for the development of rapid transport and border defense infrastructure. India is witnessing a surge of mass-transit infrastructure projects. A total of 32 metro projects and 13 Rapid Rail Transit systems are completed/under-construction.

Under this center, IIT(BHU) will offer undergraduate minor/major courses as well as post-graduate courses in the field of tunnelling and underground space technology. 

DMRC will offer short-term training programs to train field engineers and construction supervisors. Centre will also have faculty development programs. The specialized facilities developed under the center will attract sponsored projects from government and private agencies for cutting-edge research and development. Further, industrial consultancies through the project will help infrastructure development. The MoU was signed by Prof. Vikash Kumar Dubey, Dean (R&D) from IIT (BHU) and Mr. Daljeet Singh, Director (works) from DMRC. 

The Director of Institute Professor Pramod Kumar Jain said that this MoU will strengthen the spirit of collaboration between IIT(BHU) Varanasi and DMRC. The technical innovation in tunnelling for transport and defense will have a great impact on the growth and development of the country.