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December 16, 2009

NIT-Warangal and Malardalen University, Sweden Sign MoU

NIT-Warangal and Malardalen University, Sweden Sign MoU

-to Promote Innovation, Design and Engineering in Embedded Systems, Real Time systems and Software Engineering.

Hyderabad/India, December, 16, 2009: India’s premier engineering Institute NIT-W (www.nitw.ac.in) has signed a MoU with Malardalen University (MDH) Sweden today to promote collaboration in areas of Innovation, Design and Engineering in Embedded systems, Real-time systems and Software Engineering.

Mälardalen University (www.mdh.se/university) is one of Sweden's largest universities. The University has more than 13 000 students and offers 60 programs and about 750 courses. Mälardalen University is located in the cities of Eskilstuna and Västerås. It is also the first university in the world to be environmentally certified and the first in the world to be work environment certified.

Speaking at the signing ceremony which took place in NIT-W Dr. YV Rao, Director of NIT-W expressed delight and said the collaboration will facilitate the conduct of programmes and activities in basic and applied research, education and training, as well as technology and information transfer that are mutually beneficial to both institutions. It will also foster the development of mutually agreed collaborative projects and activities, student exchange in general at undergraduate and graduate levels including staff exchange with combined research, development and teaching which will enhance the programmes of each university.

The agreement was signed by Dr. –Ing. Y V Rao, Director, NITW and Mr. Christer Norstrom, Vice President, MDH, Sweden. Sri V Rajanna, General Manager, and Regional Head, TCS, Hyderabad, Prof.P.Sasikumar, Mälardalen University and Deans, Heads of departments in NITW were also present during the signing ceremony.

NIT-W ranked among the top 10 Tech colleges in India completed 50 years serving the nation as a premier engineering Institute. It has been steadily expanding ties with foreign universities throughout the world. The Institute started its journey with a little over 100 students from a temporary campus, now boasts of 4,200 students. Out of 4,200 students, currently 1,400 are M.Tech students and 300 are PhD scholars.


About National Institute of Technology –Warangal (NIT-W)

NIT-W is National Institute of Technology, Warangal , India (NITW) is a higher education institution of national importance funded directly by Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India. It is ranked among the top 10 engineering education institutes in India.

NIT-W is ranked among the Top 10 Technical Institutes in the country including IITs and is enjoying 100% campus placement. The current student’s strength of the Institute is 4200 on campus and planning to expand to 15000 capacity by 2015.

The Institute began with three B.Tech programs in 1959 and subsequently expanded the undergraduate and post graduate programs. Currently the Institute is offering B.Tech degree in 8 Engineering disciplines, M.Tech programs in 23 specializations across the eight Engineering Departments. The Institute also offers MBA (exclusively for Engineering graduates), MCA, M.Sc (Tech) and Ph.D Programs.
The current Faculty strength is about 200. The Institute is expanding globally by signing MOUs with eight foreign universities across the world in the last two years. To know more about NIT-W visit www.nitw.ac.in

About Mälardalen University
With approximately 13,000 students Mälardalen University is one of Sweden’s largest institutes of higher education. We were also the first university in the world to be environmentally certified and we are now the first in the world to be work environment certified.

• Founded in 1977
• 13, 000 students
• 992 employees
• 47 professors (of whom 7 are women)
• Approx. 750 courses
• Approx. 30 programs
• Approx. 26 supplementary courses and programs
• 12 international Master programs (MIMA)
• 4 schools
• Total floor space 65, 000 square meters


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