The IISc and the Indian Navy have signed an MoU to collaborate on aviation R&D and to ramp up self-reliance efforts for the Indian Navy.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Navy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on aviation R&D and to ramp up self-reliance efforts for the Indian Navy, in line with the goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
The MoU provides a formal basis for the Indian Navy to interact with relevant faculty members at IISc and will promote joint research programs in areas of mutual interest. The agreement was signed by Captain 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, VSM, ACNS (Air Materiel), and Commodore Raja Vinod, Commodore Superintendent, NAY (Goa), apart from other senior officers from the Indian Navy.
The areas of collaboration under this MoU will fall under the domain of Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, including design and education technology. Specializations 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.
“It is a privilege for us to collaborate with the Indian Navy in these important areas of mutual interest. We look forward to the many exciting research and development outcomes that will emerge from this partnership,” said Capt. Warrier.
The collaboration will also foster regular interactions between IISc faculty members and officers of the Indian Navy.