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Indian Navy signs MoU with IIT Kharagpur on joint research and technology development

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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Indian Navy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) symbolising their commitment to promote technology development, innovative solutions and joint research and development.

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 on Tuesdat in Delhi. IIT Kharagpur Director Virendra Kumar Tewari was present.

The spheres of study include propulsion systems, systems and controls, instrumentation and sensors, industrial engineering and operational research and nanotechnology. hydrodynamic study of fluids,

computer-aided design, the study of the mechanical design of systems

and equipment.

Surface treatment, the study of acoustics, reliability, quantum computing and quantum mechanics, AI, ML, big data analytics, mechatronics and robotics would also come under the ambit of the

programme.

Other special developmental studies on computational fluid dynamics for hull appendage interaction, hull sea inlet interaction, aerodynamic/plume trajectory, optimisation of ship structure, steel

technology besides 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 about areas of interest of Indian Navy,” said Tewari.

The strategic collaboration focuses on joint research and development initiatives involving teams from the 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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