The Institute encourages active involvement of faculty and students in collaborative programmes, both at the national and international level. These programmes range from exchange of students and faculty; research work; undertaking projects; development of academic programmes and training of students; exchange of publications, data, teaching materials; ensuring optimum utilization of infrastructure facilities; conservation of lakes and rivers; conducting short/long term courses; establishing symbiotic relationship between the participating bodies/countries in the fields of science and engineering; launching IT initiatives in the fields of e-Governance; e-education; telemedicine, GIS and other ambits of IT applications and related fields. The Memoranda of Understanding approved by the Board of Governors of the Institute are as under:

I. International Level

II. National Level

International Cooperation

    The Institute has played a very important role in international cooperation , particularly for developing countries, in the fields of engineering, applied sciences and social sciences including management education. It attracts a very large number of students from over 50 countries. Water Resources Development and Management (WRDM) and the Department of Hydrology run special postgraduate (PG) programmes for students of Afro Asian region. The Institute has awarded undergraduate degrees after 4 year of study to special groups of students from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Lesotho and Nepal, Bhutan and Rwanda.


    Admission of foreign nationals to various Postgraduate and Research Programmes is made through the following channels:
  1. Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)
  2. Technical Cooperation Service of Colombo Plan
  3. Indian Technology Research Services
  5. World Meteorological Organisation
  6. Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)