Prof. Laxmidhar Behera, Director of IIT Mandi, Indian Institute on  of Technology, Mandi, and Prof. Hiralal Murlidhar Suryawanshi, Director , National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collective academic and scientific research. MoU would enable undergraduate and postgraduate students to carry out their studies and research work in joint consultation with the faculty of both the institutions. The faculty would also share academic knowledge and jointly publish research papers. The agreement would also enhance the quality of technical education in the institutions.