The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has extended its partnership with Canada's Simon Fraser University (SFU) by signing a Student Mobility Agreement, which sets up the framework to exchange undergraduate and graduate students on study, research and co-op placements.

Under the agreement, SFU will commit two graduate student assistantships per year of ₹12.24 lakh ($18,000) each to be assigned to two IIT Bombay PhD students who will complete a one-year exchange at SFU.

The Student Mobility Agreement builds on the memorandum of understanding between SFU's Faculty of Applied Sciences and IIT Bombay, which was signed in 2014 with the intent to explore areas of potential collaboration related to advancing research and development activities in clean energy, material science and engineering, computing sciences, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering and health technology and climate change.