IIT Kanpur collaborates with Italian Institutions to Restore and Protect Historical Monuments; Read Full Details Here
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.
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.
I am happy to share that today an #MoU was signed among @IITKanpur, @ASIGoI, @CaFoscari— Abhay Karandikar (@karandi65) October 26, 2020
and Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti E Paesaggio, Venice on creating a network for scientific studies, activities & sharing skills for #restoration & protection of historical monuments pic.twitter.com/2NHXRNPwLK
Important Highlights of the MoU Signed
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
Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti E Paesaggio, Venice
Ca'Foscari University of Venice
Professor Mukesh Sharma
Civil Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur
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
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.