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

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The Bureau of Indian Standards, the National Standards Body of India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 35 prestigious institutions across the country to promote collaboration in standardization and conformity assessment. Institutions included some major NITs, government and private engineering colleges from different states across the country.

The Memorandum of Understanding will pave the way for partner institutions to participate in standardization activities by joining the technical committees of the Bureau at national and international level, obtaining infrastructure support for relevant R&D projects, jointly organizing events on standardization and evaluation compliance, exchanging publications, introducing standardization curricula into academics, exploring a center of excellence for standardization, testing and conformity assessment, and sharing laboratory facilities.

During the event, Shri Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Director General of BIS, stressed that the memoranda of understanding with these esteemed academic institutions will strengthen and enrich the standards formulation activities. Providing detailed insights into the program structure and future trajectory, Shri Chandan Bahl, Deputy Managing Director of BIS, eloquently explained how this partnership would play out.

BIS is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Consumers, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India. Operates various schemes such as product certification (ISI mark), management systems certification, hallmarking of jewellery/gold and silver artefacts and laboratory services for the benefit of the industry and in turn aims at consumer protection .



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