Roorkee : The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Development Foundation (IITRDF) and SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Private Limited (SYSTRA India) have announced a collaborative initiative, marking a significant milestone in the realm of sustainable infrastructure development. The partnership is set to materialize through the execution of a pioneering CSR project titled “Unravelling the Characteristics of Ultra High-Performance Concrete: From Micro to Macro.”
The project aims to unravel the intricacies of Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) for optimal application in sustainable infrastructure projects. Leveraging cutting-edge research methodologies and technological advancements, the collaboration intends to bring about a paradigm shift in the construction industry’s approach to durable and resilient infrastructure.
This landmark partnership symbolizes a shared commitment to innovation, sustainable development, and societal progress, underlining the proactive efforts of both institutions in addressing critical challenges in the field of infrastructure development.
The MoU signing event held on November 8, 2023, at IIT Roorkee, witnessed the participation of key figures including Mr. Hari Somalraju (CEO, SYSTRA India), Dr. Nishith Gupta (CTO, SYSTRA India), and IITRDF’s Board of Directors and Faculties of IIT Roorkee represented by Prof. K.K.Pant (Director, IIT Roorkee), Prof. R.D. Garg (DORA), Prof. Praveen Kumar (HoD, Department of Civil Engineering), Prof. Manish Shrikhande (Earthquake Department), Prof. Sudakshina Dutta (Department of Civil Engineering), Prof. Anumita Mishra (Department of Civil Engineering), and Mr. Vaibhav Sharma (F&A Manager, IITRDF). This event signifies SYSTRA India’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as outlined in the MoU.
Prof. K. K. Pant, Director, IIT Roorkee, expressed, “This collaboration represents a significant stride towards fostering sustainable infrastructure development, aligning with our commitment to cutting-edge research and societal impact.”
Mr. Hari Somalraju, CEO, SYSTRA India, stated, “Today marks a momentous step towards a sustainable future. Our collaboration with IITRDF underscores SYSTRA India’s unwavering commitment to innovation and responsible corporate citizenship. “
Prof. R.D. Garg, DORA & MD, IITRDF, remarked, “This partnership reflects our shared vision for sustainable infrastructure development, fostering innovation and societal progress through transformative research.”
Dr. Nishith Gupta, CTO, SYSTRA India, remarked, “Today marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to sustainable infrastructure. Our collaboration with IIT Roorkee is a testament to our dedication to pioneering research and societal betterment through innovative solutions.”
Prof. Sudakshina Dutta and Prof. Anumita Mishra, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, jointly expressed, “This collaboration embodies a significant step towards sustainable infrastructure advancement, emphasizing the crucial role of innovative research and industry-academic partnerships in addressing critical societal challenges.”