Biological Sciences and Engineering
IIT Palakkad has signed a MoU with the Centre for Adivasi Research and Development (CARD), Odisha on 31 October 2022. This MoU will facilitate cooperation and promotion of research and development in the sectors of fundamental training on Science, Technology, and Engineering for women of the marginalized community, Research and development projects for the benefit of underprivileged communities, Adhivasi, SCC/ST, and other tribal population, Research and development projects to address the issues of environment, sanitation, water resources, and natural habitat. Besides research in areas of mutual interest, the MoU will assist the integral efforts of CARD for specific studies in the areas of Adhivasi research, under privileged community projects and in connection to other critical projects of significance.The MoU was signed by the Director Centre for Adhivasi Research & Development (CARD), Dr Bikram Keshori Jena, and Dean Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research, Dr Santhakumar Mohan. Dr Deepak Jaiswal, from Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Engineering Centre (ESSENCE) is the faculty in - charge for MOU between IIT Palakkad and Centre for Adhivasi Research and Development (CARD) Odisha.
IIT Palakkad has signed an MoU with the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) operating under the aegis of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) on 18 October 2022. The MoU will facilitate collaborative research, practice and engagement between the two Institutes in areas of mutual interest like Developing the Green Campus at IIT Palakkad's upcoming permanent site, Addressing human-animal conflict, Addressing and modeling the carbon sequestration potential of different bamboos species, Sea-shore restoration, Landslide prediction and hydrological modeling, Large-scale application of bamboo and rattan in the construction sector, Molecular modeling, Developing instruments for sustainable harvest of Non-timber Forest Produce (NTFPs), Climate change prediction and modeling using plant functional traits, Identifying and quantifying invasive species of plants through image processing, Understand the behaviour pattern of invasive tortoises which are caged on the KFRI campus by recording and mapping the movement of each individual, Machine learning Algorithms for gene sequencing, Identifying suitable varieties of bamboo to develop a support frame for floating solar panels, Student, faculty, scientist, and staff exchange programmes and cooperation between them in appropriate academic and scientific programmes, Exchange of scientific and technical materials & Joint conferences and workshop.