NEW DELHI: In order to set up research & Development (R&D) cell, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar has tied up with Indian army. IIT Ropar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lieutenant General K J S Dhillon, director general of perspective planning, an Indian army representative.
The MoU is signed with the aim to share and enhance professional and technical knowledge. Not only this, with the help of interaction with the IIT Ropar faculty and army officer, the R&D cell wish to achieve a better understanding of the critical technology requirements of the Indian army.
Speaking on the development, S K Das, IIT Ropar Director, highlighted that IIT Ropar faculty will work with army officers in order to find out the areas where institute can contribute towards enhancing the capabilities. “The Army, particularly those posted in the harsh weather conditions, face diverse problems and we want to understand and address these problems,” said S K Das.
How it will work?
The team will identify the areas that require research and development with the help of IIT Ropar and the army officers. Apart from, they also aim to achieve commercialise intellectual property rights (IPR) through this collaboration.
IIT Ropar is one among the eight new IITs set up by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India in 2008. In such a small span of time, it is seen that IIT Ropar has been excelling in teaching as well as research since its inception. Over the last few years, IIT Ropar has been setting up international collaborations with leading academic institutions.