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E-waste Recycling December 10, 2019 03:30:45 PM

C-MET Announces New Partnership with IIT to Boost E-Waste Recycling

Paul Ploumis
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The agreement also calls for promotion of academic and research co-operation between the two institutes.

C-MET Announces New Partnership with IIT to Boost E-Waste Recycling

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The Pune-headquartered Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) under the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and IIT-Hyderabad reached an agreement to promote e-waste recycling. The signatories of the agreement were Professor B.S. Murthy, Director, IIT-Hyderabad and N.R. Munirathnam, Director General, C-MET.

As part of the agreement, both the institutions will join hands to explore and develop state-of-the-art affordable e-waste recycling solutions. In addition, a joint M-Tech programme on e-waste management and recycling will be conducted.

The agreement also calls for promotion of academic and research co-operation between the two institutes. Accordingly, research scientists and staff at C-MET could pursue doctoral degree at IIT-Hyderabad. In return, students from the IIT will be provided an opportunity to work at C-MET Hyderabad as part of their project work, training programmes and student internship programmes.

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Commenting on the collaboration, Prof Murthy said that it will create unique opportunity for young researchers to study at IITH and work at C-MET. Meantime, Dr. Munirathnam noted that association with India’s premier institutes like IITH will help C-MET to enhance research component and skill development in e-waste management.

Incidentally, India is a major contributor of global e-waste. The country is known for its poor e-waste recycling rates. The country’s government has been pressing on various initiatives aimed at boosting sustainable e-waste management practices.

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