In order to foster technological advancement, provide inventive solutions, and engage in collaborative research and development, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) partnered with the Indian Navy.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the Naval Headquarters between the Indian Navy and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK). The goal of signing the MoU is to advance collaborative R&D, creative solutions, and technological advancement. Prof. S. Ganesh, Director, IIT Kanpur, and Rear Admiral K Srinivas, Assistant Chief of Materiel (Dockyard & Refits), signed this Memorandum of Understanding.
Through the exchange of teachers and guest lectures, the MoU would serve as a more comprehensive framework that would allow both parties to improve capacity building, address difficulties at the field level, and increase training efficacy. The organised cooperation centres on cooperative R&D projects with groups from INS Shivaji, Lonavla, and IIT Kanpur's Centre of Excellence (Marine Engg.).
“This collaboration serves as a testament to IIT Kanpur’s dedication to advancing knowledge, fostering strategic partnerships, and contributing to the nation’s defence capabilities through academic and technological prowess. As a premier institution known for its cutting-edge research and technological advancements, IIT Kanpur can bring its expertise to address real-world challenges faced by the Indian Navy,” said Prof. S. Ganesh, Director, IIT Kanpur.
The MoU between the Indian Navy and IIT Kanpur could pave the way for improving capacity building and offering creative solutions to problems at the field level, according to the institute. The two institutions share a common interest in the academic exchange of scientific research activities in the field of engineering related to defence technologies.