1. At a meeting held from 15 September to 11 October, 1955, the representatives of the Government of India, UNESCO, the Ministry for
Higher Education and the Main Board of Economic Relations have considered the problem of assistance in the establishment of a Higher
Institute of Technology in Bombay with utilization of the contribution made by the USSR to the fund of the United Nations Expanded
Programme of Technical Assistance.
2. During the discussion of the problem of establishing the Higher Institute of Technology in Bombay, unanimous opinion was expressed
that the said Institute should have, among others, 3 faculties and 15 specialities according to Annexure 1 and 46 chairs referred
to in Annexes 2 and 3. The representatives of the Government of India pointed out that the estimated approximate number of students
and post-graduates would amount to 1000 with further extension of enrolment upto 1500. It is expected that not more than 25 students
and post-graduates and research scholars (doctorants) would work in each special laboratory at one and the same time.
3. The representatives of the Government of India stated that the Government of India shall provide adequate land in Bombay and carry
out the construction of the buildings at their own expense in accordance wich the scope of the Institute and the number of the students
and post-graduates enrolled, mentioned in paragraph 2 of this Protocol.
4. The Soviet Organizations are prepared to render assistance in establishing the Higher Institute of Technology in Bombay by way
(a) Providing professors and teaching staff to organize and carry on training and scientific research work within the term of five
years. The Indian Party expressed the desire that for this purpose 15 professors or lecturers of specialities mentioned in Annex
4 be sent on mission to India, and 3 translators to prepare English versions of some Russian text-books and other scientific publications
for use at the Institute. Simultaneously the Indian Party expressed the desire that professors and teachers to be sent to India to
work at the Institute should have a working knowledge of English, at least to be able to read with ease. The Soviet specialists shall
be subject to the United Nations Staff Rules in force as applicable to Technical Assistance Experts. The individual contracts shall
be concluded for an initial term of two years and are subject to renewal by UNESCO for every next year upon request of the Government
of India and by consent of the Soviet specialist concerned and the Soviet Government.
(b) Selection and supply of equipment for the laboratories of the Institute.
(c) Providing training facilities in the Institutes of the USSR for advanced training and research for 20 Indian teachers during the
five years. They will stay in the USSR for a period of two years. Simultaneously the representatives of the Indian Government intimated
that the first team of Indian teachers is expected to be in a position to arrive in the USSR in September, 1957.
5. The representatives of the Indian Government expressed their further desire that the Soviet professors and teachers should take
up their positions in India as soon as possible, preferably by March 1, 1956. They will be primarily engaged in organising the Higher
Institute of Technology in Bombay and particularly in detailed planning of the layout of equipment in the respective laboratories
and of the courses of instruction, which they will do in consultation with the Indian teachers of the Institute. At the discretion
of the Government of India, they may also be called upon to assist in teaching and carrying on scientific-research work in other
institutes for higher education in Bombay, Kharagpur and Bangalore. The Soviet Professors and teachers will however take up their
position in the Higher Institute of Technology in Bombay not later than the beginning of the 1957 academic session (June-July 1957).
While the professors and teachers are temporarily engaged in other institutions, they will supervise the work of post-graduates and
young teachers of the Bombay Institute attached to them. These post-graduates and young teachers will proceed to Bombay with the
6. On request from the Government of India, UNESCO shall send to India a delegation of 6 Soviet experts for a term of 6-8 weeks, who
will proceed to India in January 1956. This team of experts shall have to consider such matters related to the organisation of the
Higher Institute of Technology in Bombay together with Indian specialists, as may be referred to them by the Government of India,
and in particular the list of main equipment considered desirable to be supplied from the USSR for the specialised and general chairs
of the Bombay Institute. The Government of India will prepare the progamme of work for the delegation and will organise the necessary
contacts with Indian experts for this purpose.
7. According to the request made by the representatives of the Indian Government the Soviet Organisation shall draw up and send the
hst of main equipment for the laboratories of the Higher Institute of Technology in Bombay by December 15, 1955, together with quotations
on the basis of international prices. On receipt of the above list of equipment, the Indian and the Soviet Organisations concerned
shall agree upon the part of the equipment to be produced in the USSR. Later on, an appropriate agreement should be reached on the
amount of the equipment cost to be met from the Soviet contribution and on terms and conditions of equipment supplies, including
transportation, taking into consideration that the equipment is to be forwarded to India not later than December 31, 1958. On the
basis of the estimates of the cost, namely 2 million U.S. dollars for equipment and 1 million U.S. dollars for recurring costs annually,
conveyed by the Government of India, the Government of the USSR had indicated that the request of the Government of India could be
complied with approximately for a half of it from out of the contribution made by the USSR to the U.N. Assistance Fund. The present
discussion made it clear that the amount required for equipment will be larger than that indicated by the Government of India. While,
therefore, the T.A.B. may be requested to reserve an amount of approximately 6 million roubles, the exact amount of assistance will
be determined by an appropriate agreement to be reached after the lists of equipment are finally settled.
8. The points agreed upon and included in the Protocol are subject to approval by the Government of the USSR, the Government of India,
UNESCO and TAB.
THE PROTOCOL is done in Moscow in 4 copies, each copy in Russian and English.
Representative of the Government of India.
Representative of UNESCO.
Representative of the Ministry for Higher Education.
Representative of the Main Board for Economic Relations.
LIST OF SPECIALITIES PLANNED FOR THE BOMBAY TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE.
1. Technology of inorganic substances and silicate products (a) heavy chemical industries. (b) electro-chemical industries. (c) silicate
2. Technology of cellulose and paper products.
3. Technology of iron and steel.
4. Technology of non-ferrous metals, in particular aluminium. and magnesium production.
5. Chemical technology of fuels (production of coke and gas; production of synthetic liquid fuels, electrode production).
6. Technology of synthetic drugs and fine chemicals.
Mechanical Engineering Faculty
1. Machines and apparatus for the chemical industry with the specialities: (a) design and construction of plants and machines for
the chemical industry. (b) measuring and control devices for the chemical industry.
2. Machines and apparatus for the Textile industry (especially for design of machines for the textile industry).
3. Refrigeration machines and installations, and compressors.
4. Technology of machine fabrication, machine-tools and tools.
5. Steam turbines (construction and design).
6. Hydraulic turbines.
Electrical Engineering Faculty
I . Electrical machines and apparatus (especially for design of electrical machines and apparatus).
2. Electronic devices.
3. Radio Engineering (Designing).
APPROXIMATE LIST OF GENERAL CHAIRS TO BE ESTABLISHED IN THE BOMBAY TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE (SUBJECT TO FINAL DECISION)
3. Theoretical mechanics.
4. General and inorganic chemistry.
5. Analytical chemistry.
6. Organic chemistry.
7. Physical and colloidal chemistry.
8. Descriptive geometry and engineering drawing.
9. Strength of materials.
10. Theory of mechanisms and machines.
11. Metal-technology and mechanical shops practice.
12. General Chemical technology.
13. Machine design and hoisting and conveying machines.
15. Power engineering.
16. Electrical practice.
17. Hydraulics, pumps and compressors.
18. Processes and apparatus of the chemical industry.
19. Technology of machine building.
20. Industrial safety and fire protection.
21. Humanities and social sciences.
22. Fundamentals of civil engineering and sanitation.
23. Crystallography and mineralogy.
24. Theory of metals and heat treatment.
26. Mass production methods and metrology.
APPROXIMATE LIST OF SPECIAL CHAIRS TO BE ESTABLISHED IN THE BOMBAY TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE (SUBJECT TO FINAL DECISION).
1. Technology of inorganic substances.
2. Technology of silicate products.
3. Technology of electro-chemical products.
4. Technology of iron and steel.
5. Technology of cellulose and paper products.
6. Technology of non-ferrous metals.
7. Chemical Technology of fuels.
8. Technology of synthetic drugs and fine chemicals.
Mechanical Engineering Faculty.
1. Principles of designing machines and apparatus for the chemical industry.
2. Measuring instruments and automatic controls for chemical engineering processes.
3. Refrigeration machines and installations.
4. Principles of designing textile machines.
5. Metal cutting machine-tools.
6. Design and production of tools.
7. Steam turbines.
8. Hydraulic turbines.
Electrical Engineering Faculty
1. Electrical machines and apparatus.
2. Radio engineering.
3. Electronic devices.
4. Designing and production of radio equipment.
5. Electronic instruments.
LIST OF SPECIALITIES IN WHICH IT IS DESIRABLE TID SEND SOVIET SPECIALISTS TO THE BOMBAY TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE.
1. Technology of silicate products, in particular refractories.
2. Technology of cellulose and paper products.
3. Technology of iron and steel in particular the designing of steel works.
4. Technology of non-ferrous metals, in particular aluminiurn and magnesium production.
5. Chemcial technology of fuels, especially production of synthetic liquid fuels.
6. Processes and apparatus of the chemical industry.
7. Designing and construction of machines for the chemical industry.
8. Designing and construction of machines for the textile industry.
9. Refrigeration machines and installations and compressors, especially compressors.
10. Machine-tool building (designing).
11. Tools (tool designing).
12. Electrical machines and installations.
13. Electrical-vacuum technology or electrical acoustics.
14. Steam turbines.
15. Hydraulic turbines.
Note : It is desirable that the specialists be experienced in designing.