IIT Kanpur collaborates with Italian Institutions to Restore and Protect Historical Monuments; Read Full Details Here

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The Indian Institution of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has taken an initiative to revive and protect the historical monuments. 

IIT Kanpur and ASI signed an MoU with the two Italian Institutions to work collaboratively and create a network to share skills.

Professor Mukesh Sharma, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur will proactively coordinate the activities under this MoU.

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The project coordinator, Professor Mukesh Sharma stated that the agreement was signed among IIT Kanpur, Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti E Paesaggio, Venice, and the Ca Foscari University of Venice.

The Institutions aim to promote collaboration, develop scientific studies, build a strong network, and share skills on a mutual and equal basis. 

Important Highlights of the MoU Signed

Project Name 

Restoration and Protection of Historical Monuments

Indian Governing Body

IIT Kanpur and Archeological Survey of India (ASI)

Type of Agreement

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Date of Agreement

October 26, 2020

Italian Institutions

Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti E Paesaggio, Venice

Ca'Foscari University of Venice

Project Coordinator

Professor Mukesh Sharma


Civil Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur


  • To promote collaboration
  • Develop Scientific Studies
  • Build Network
  • Share Skills

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Key Activities of the Signed MoU

IIT Kanpur and Italian Institutions are bound under MoU to promote activities in areas such as:

  • Collaboration in scientific studies and sharing of skills.
  • Exchange of knowledge, experience, publication, and academic workshops.
  • Conducting Workshops
  • Undertaking Joint Field Studies
  • Technology Development

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The IIT Kanpur Project coordinator, Prof Sharma confirmed that a certain plan will be developed for each preservation activity.

However, the plan will be drafted based on the availability of resources and the requirement of the monuments for protection and restoration. Indeed, the monuments of both India and Italy are of great importance. 

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