IISc and Indian Navy sign a pact to boost self-reliance in key tech
IISc and Indian Navy sign a pact to boost self-reliance in key tech

An MoU to collaborate on aviation research and development was signed between the  Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Navy. According to IISc, the agreement would also aid the Navy to ramp up self-reliance efforts. IISc said, "The MoU provides a formal basis for the Indian navy to interact with relevant faculty members at IISc and will promote joint research programmes in areas of mutual interest,".

The areas of collaboration will fall under the domain of aerospace/aeronautical engineering, including design and education technology. "Specialisations that will be under focus include propulsion and propulsion systems, steel technology, metallurgy and material sciences, and corrosion science; systems and controls, instrumentation and sensors; environmental science and engineering, energy science and engineering; management (technical and logistics), industrial engineering and operational research, nanotechnology and MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning," IISc said.

The areas of collaboration were of mutual interest for both parties according to IISc registrar Captain (retd) Sridhar Warrier who termed it as a privilege, “We look forward to the many exciting research and development outcomes that will emerge from this partnership,” The collaboration will also foster regular interactions between IISc faculty members and officers of the navy.

The MoU was signed by Captain (retd) Sridhar Warrier, registrar, IISc and Captain P Vinayagam, Capt (APP), Indian navy, in the presence of senior members of the navy including Rear Admiral Deepak Bansal (Air Materiel), and Commodore Raja Vinod, Commodore Superintendent, NAY (Goa), apart from other senior officers from the navy. Chairs of several departments in the division of mechanical sciences, and the office of research grants at IISc, were also present at the occasion. 

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