Office of Dean, Industrial Interaction and Special Initiatives (II&SI)

Academic Institutions and Industries play key role in any nation building. Bridging the academic institutions and industry is crucial for the success. Sophisticated research infrastructure is vital for any such collaboration. To fulfill the twin objective of enriching the research infrastructure and enhancing the interaction and collaboration with industry, Office of Dean, II&SI is established. II&SI encourages both consultancy and research from industry. It also promotes short term courses and programs for industry and from industry to enhance the industry-academia interaction. As a part of Special Initiatives, the office handles all institutional and infrastructural projects (such as Center of Excellency, FIST, CET related projects, etc.) and others projects/programs with honorarium/chair professorship from industry and different funding agencies The Office of Dean, II&SI is also institute link with IIT Guwahati Research Park, TIC and other section 8 companies and societies of IIT Guwahati. It also welcomes the industrial partner to be the part of these institute’s bond with the industry. An Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) cell headed by a Professor-in-charge will also part of the Dean Office.



The main function of office includes administrative and accounts support for

✔ Projects and activities related to Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Start-up companies etc.


✔ Consultancy projects


✔ Short term courses/Workshop/Training Program and other programs


✔ Honorarium/chair-professorship related to projects


✔ Center of Excellency from Industries


✔ MoU/MoA related to Industrial Interactions and Special Initiatives.


✔ Technology Licensing


✔ Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) cell


✔ ProMAn – Development and service support


✔ Institutes affairs related to Research Park and other companies of the institute


✔ Institutes affairs related to Technology Incubation Center (TIC) and other societies of the institute

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Office of Industrial Interactions and Special Initiatives

+0361-258-2131