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IIT Kharagpur and Indian Navy joins forces to drive innovation through research partnership

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Kharagpur : Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Indian Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi, symbolising their commitment to promote technology development, innovative solutions and joint R&D. Rear Admiral K Srinivas, Asst. Chief of Materiel (Dockyard & Refit) at Naval Headquarters and Prof. Rintu Banerjee, Dean, R&D, IIT Kharagpur signed the MoU in the august presence of Prof. Virendra Kumar Tewari, Director of IIT Kharagpur.

The spheres of studies include propulsion systems, systems and controls, instrumentation and sensors, industrial engineering and operational research, nanotechnology and MEMS, hydrodynamic study of fluids, computer aided design, study of mechanical design of systems & equipment, surface treatment, study of acoustics, reliability, quantum computing and quantum mechanics, AI, ML, Big data Analytics, mechatronics, robotics etc. Other special developmental studies pertaining to Computational Fluid Dynamics for hull appendage interaction, hull sea inlet interaction, aerodynamic/plume trajectory, optimization of ship structure, steel technology etc. and other engineering disciplines will be included.

 “This partnership will promote academic cooperation, enhance scientific understanding of technologies related to defence and undertake research in mutually beneficial areas including taking up research projects by Indian Navy sponsored students on the topics pertaining to areas of interest of Indian Navy,” said Prof. V K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur.

The strategic collaboration focuses on joint research and development initiatives involving teams from Indian Navy and IIT Kharagpur. The MoU will be co-ordinated by INS Shivaji, Lonavala. This alignment signifies a move towards a symbolic relationship between the Academia and the Military, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and knowledge exchange.

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