GET_INvolved Programme brings IIT Roorkee and GSI/FAIR closer in research collaboration and capacity building


A Memorandum of Understanding and a GET_INvolved Partnership agreement which focuses on mobility and capacity building were executed between Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee India and GSI/FAIR Darmstadt Germany. The proposed trilateral agreement will enable internship, training and research programs between GSI/FAIR and IIT Roorkee, envisioned to create opportunities for collaborations between the institutes. FAIR is one of the largest research projects worldwide, being built at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung.

Specifically, a co-funding mechanism for the GET_INvolved Programme at GSI/FAIR will be established, which aims to offer young students and early-stage researchers a unique opportunity to learn and experience first-hand-work in all areas of the laboratory through technical or scientific projects related to research at GSI/FAIR.

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is celebrating its 175 years of imparting technical education and contributing to the development of several countries. The current agreement is also a milestone for IIT Roorkee because this is 100th agreement.

Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI und FAIR, says: “FAIR and GSI are proud to be a talent factory and India is one of FAIR's founding members, so I am delighted to see the formalization of the collaboration between IIT Roorkee and FAIR/GSI. The GET_INvolved Programme partnership with IIT Roorkee will be another step forward towards providing young students with access to first-hand training and fostering the growth of early-stage researchers, which is a fundamental element of our mission.”

Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director IIT Roorkee, says: “The collaboration between GSI/FAIR and IIT Roorkee will accelerate knowledge sharing and capacity building between the two countries. The formalization of our agreement could not have taken place at a more opportune time than during the visit of our Prime Minister to Germany. I wish all the success to the GET_Involved program which has a great potential as a platform for our students and faculty members across various disciplines to utilize and contribute to the state-of-the-art international facility.” (BP)

India at FAIR

IIndia as the third-largest contributor among the countries that are working as partners to build this facility has major roles to play. Indian companies will supply and design critical items such as ultra-stable power converters, co-axial power cables for powering the magnets, beam stoppers, ultra-high vacuum chambers and superconducting magnets for the FAIR accelerator system. Indian scientists are also working on the CBM and NUSTAR experiments. In CBM, the major responsibility of Indian scientists is to build a Muon detection system based on Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) technology. In the NUSTAR experiment, Indians are involved in building a high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometer (DESPEC Germanium Array) and Modular Neutron Spectrometer. BOSE Institute is representing the Republic of India at the Council of FAIR Shareholders.

Further information

For more information on the GET_INvolved Programme between IIT Roorkee and GSI/FAIR interested persons may contact the respective Programme coordinators: Professor P. Arumugam (IIT Roorkee, and Dr. Pradeep Ghosh (GSI and FAIR,

About GET_INvolved Programme

The GET-INvolved-Programm provides international students and early-stage researchers from partner institutions with opportunities to perform internships, traineeships and early-stage research experience to get involved in the international FAIR accelerator project while receiving scientific and technical training.