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Bureau of Indian Standards signs MoU with 35 institutions for fostering collaboration in standardization and conformity assessment

The Bureau of Indian Standards, India's National Standards Body, signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with 35 notable universities around the country to enhance collaboration in standardisation and conformity assessment. The institutes included several well-known NITs, government and private engineering colleges from throughout the country.

The MoU will pave the way for the partner institutions to participate in standardisation activities by associating with the Bureau's technical committees at the national and international levels, obtaining infrastructure support for relevant R&D projects, jointly organising events on Standardisation and Conformity Assessment, exchanging publications, introducing standardisation curricula in academics, and exploring a Centre of Excellence for Standardisation, testing, and Conformity Assessment, and sharing laboratory facilities.

During the ceremony, Director General of BIS, Mr. Pramod Kumar Tiwari, stated that the MoUs with these prestigious academic institutions will strengthen and enrich standard-setting efforts.

Deputy Director General of BIS, Mr. Chandan Bahl, eloquently highlighted how this collaboration will evolve, providing deep insights into the program's architecture and future direction.

BIS is a statutory authority that works under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution of the Government of India. It operates numerous programs for the benefit of the industry, such as Product Certification (ISI mark), Management Systems Certification, Hall Marking of Gold and Silver Jewellery/Artefacts, and Laboratory Services, with the goal of protecting consumers.

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