Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi
A Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) was signed on 3rd May, 2012
with CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI),
CSIR-CRRI, a premier national laboratory
established in 1952, a constituent of Council of
Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has
expertise and capabilities for conducting
research & development activities and carrying
out consultancy assignments including
dissemination of knowledge through training etc.
in the areas of roads & bridges, traffic and
transportation, ground improvement and
geotechnical engineering, rural roads, pavement
design, pavement performance and its evaluation,
instrumentation, environment and road safety.
The purpose of
this MoU is to create a framework for
collaboration between CSIR-CRRI and ERDF group
of Institutions with the objectives as given
a) To establish
close linkage and functional coordination
between CSIR-CRRI and ERDF along with the ERDF
established Institutions eg. University of
Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM),
Regional Institute of Science and Technology (RIST)
and Regional College of Higher Education.
b) To recognize
CSIR-CRRI as an accredited research centre for
research and study directed by ERDF established
Institutions and vice versa.
c) To consider the
qualified scientists, scholars and professional
of CSIR-CRRI as an accredited faculty/guide for
different research, teaching programmes of ERDF
established Institutions and vice versa.
d) To facilitate
joint seeking of funds and conduct of research,
submission of project for research and
development, training and consultancy with
university /institutions in India and abroad.
e) CSIR-CRRI and
ERDF shall support each other towards the
advancement of knowledge of the employees,
faculty, scholars and students of both the
f) ERDF will
provide all facilities to the employees (Scientifc
and Technical staff) and scholars (Research
Fellows and Project Assistants) of CSIR CRRI to
enroll for M.Tech and Ph.D. programme at the
University of Science and Technology (USTM)
established by ERDF under joint supervision.
g) CSIR-CRRI shall
provide necessary facility to the students and
faculty of University of Science and Technology
(USTM) to conduct research required for partial
fulfillment of requirements leading to the award
of M. Tech and Ph.D. degree by USTM.
h) CSIR-CRRI shall
extend facilities to a limited number of M.Sc/B.Tech
students of ERDF Institutions for short duration
summer/winter training courses at CSIR-CRRI
under the relevant CSIR guidelines.