Kanpur, March 21 -- The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA (UCSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for joint academic and research collaborations, at a ceremony held at IIT Kanpur. The MoU paves the way for future collaborations in key areas of research between the two institutes.

The formal agreement was signed by Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur and Prof. Dhirendra Katti, Dean of International Relations, from IIT Kanpur's side; and Dr. Cynthia Larive, Chancellor, UCSC, and Ms. Becky George, Assistant Vice Provost of Global Engagement at UCSC, on behalf of UCSC.

Ms. Michelle Whittingham, Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at UCSC; Mr. John ...