Indian Railways, PEC sign MoU to set up Kalpana Chawla Chair on geospatial technology

The PEC University of Technology of Chandigarh and Union Ministry of Railways have signed an MoU for setting up of Kalpana Chawla Chair on Geospatial Technology for Indian Railways at the University. The MoU was signed in the backdrop of Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s Budget announcement in this regard. The academic chair is being instituted in memory of Indo–American Astronaut and Alumnus of PEC Late Kalpana Chawla. She was the first woman of Indian origin in space.

The Chair will be headed as Chairman by V.K.Gupta, and Manoj Arora, as Co-chairman. The objective of the chair is to encourage research activities of Indian Railways in Geo-spatial Technology. It will also help to strengthen Railway projects where use of remote sensing data, Geographical information System (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) is predominant. This will immensely help Indian Railways to develop in house solutions to the problems which are often outsourced to western countries.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the University which has signed an MoU with Indian Railways to set up Kalpana Chawla Chair on geospatial technology ?
2. The Kalpana Chawla Chair on geospatial technology will be headed by whom ?

Courtesy : Business Standard


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