The IISc signs a memorandum of understanding with the Navy for collaborative research

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Navy to collaborate on aviation research and development and to intensify the Navy’s self-reliance efforts in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat objectives .

The MoU provides a formal basis for the Navy to interact with relevant IISc faculty members and will foster joint research programs in areas of mutual interest, according to a statement released by the IISc. .

The MoU was signed by Captain Sridhar Warrier, Registrar, IISc and Captain P. Vinayagam (APP), Indian Navy, in the presence of senior Navy and IISc officials.

“Areas of collaboration under this MoU will be in the field of aerospace/aeronautical engineering, including education design and technology,” the statement said.

Specializations that will be targeted include propulsion and propulsion systems, steel technology, metallurgy and materials science, 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-electromechanical systems), artificial intelligence, data analysis 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 results that will result from this partnership,” said Capt Warrier.

The collaboration will also foster regular interactions between IISc faculty members and Indian Navy officers.

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