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MoRTH & IIT Roorkee sign MoU for Strengthening R&D activities and Continuation of Professorial Chair 

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MoRTH IIT Roorkee signed MOU for Professorial chair focussing on research and developmentMinistry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) & IIT Roorkee (IITR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Strengthening Research & Development (R&D) sectors in Road Sector & continuing of MoRTH Professorial Chair at IIT Roorkee.

  • The Chair focuses on R&D, training & teaching in the Development of Highway Infrastructure.
  • The agreement was signed by Indresh Kumar Pandey, Director General – Road Development & Special Secretary, MoRTH & Professor Manoranjan Parida, Deputy Director and Professor of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee.


  • To develop indigenous technologies for reducing the cost & time taken for construction of Road/Bridge/Tunnel projects.
  • To achieve this purpose, the knowledge available with Research Institutes & Academia will be used by MoRTH.

MoRTH Professorial Chair:

The Professorial Chair will provide Guidance regarding

  • Acceleration of Innovation, Research & Development in highway sector
  • Undertaking studies on Environment & Social Impacts of highway development projects
  • To assist the spread of Technology in the Highway Department by organizing seminars, guidelines, training & user manuals. The technological upgrades will be in the field of planning, designing, construction and Operation & Maintenance.
  • Undertaking Scientific research to arrive at solutions for practical problems in the highway sector.
  • To expand Highway Engineering related resources in IITR & other educational institutions which work on highways & other aspects.
  • It will also act as the ambassador of MoRTH for highway development in India.

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About IIT Roorkee (IITR):
Director – Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi
Location – Uttarakhand