Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 16, 2019, an official release on the website declared. The reason rests behind signing the memorandum is to collaborate in the field of standardization and conformity assessment.
According to the MoU, IIT Bombay will develop infrastructure support for R&D Projects of relevance to standardization. BIS will provide financial support to IIT Bombay for such R&D Projects. The Terms and Conditions for infrastructure support and finance will be jointly worked out based on the nature and the duration of the R&D Projects.
The MoU also envisages that IIT Bombay will provide IT based technological solutions regarding various activities of the Bureau, including Conformity Assessment processes, as and when required.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) was formed by Government of India on April 1, 1987 under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act. The initiative was taken to create a statuary organisation as the national standards body. The motive was to run an organisation with adequate autonomy as well as flexibility in its operations to achieve harmonious development of the activities of standardization, certification marking and connected matters.