In accordance with the objectives of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Navy have signed an MoU to cooperate on aviation research and development and to intensify self-reliance efforts for the Indian Navy. The inked MoU gives the Indian Navy a legal framework for communication with the appropriate IISc faculty members and will support collaborative research initiatives in areas of shared interest, according to a statement from the Bengaluru-based institution.
- The areas of cooperation outlined in this memorandum, including design and educational technologies, will be in the field of aerospace/aeronautical engineering.
- 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, industrial engineering and operational research, nanotechnology and MEMS, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning are among the specialisations that will be the focus of the course.
- Additionally, the partnership will promote regular interactions between IISc faculty members and Indian Navy officials.
- In the presence of senior commanders from the Indian Navy, including Rear Admiral Deepak Bansal, VSM, ACNS (Air Materiel), and Commodore Raja Vinod, Commodore Superintendent, NAY (Goa), the MoU was signed by Captain Sridhar Warrier, Registrar, IISc, and Captain P Vinayagam, Capt (APP).
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