The Department has a long history of extensive interactions with industries through a variety of mechanisms. This engagement is facilitated through the Society for Innovation and Development (SID) for longer term R&D projects, and the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Consultancy (CSIC) for consultancy projects.
Employees in public and private sector industries and R&D labs may also register for a PhD under the Institute’s External Registration Program (ERP). Under this program, the candidate first spends a semester in the Institute to fulfill the course requirements; the research leading to the PhD or MSc(Engg) degree is carried out at his/her organization under the joint guidance of an adviser from that organization and an adviser in the Department.
In addition, the Institute’s Placement Centre facilitates the campus recruitment efforts by a large number of firms.