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Indian Navy signs a MoU with SRM

Indian Navy signs a MoU with SRM

The Indian Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SRM Institute of Science and Technology on Wednesday to pave a path for cooperation and promotion of research and development in areas of mutual interest.

The MoU is also aimed at creating joint research programmes and internship projects. The agreement would also enable students and Navy personnel to collaborate in areas like RADAR and microwave, advanced communication systems, advanced digital signal processing, power electronics, propulsion systems, instrumentation research, AI, quantum analysis, Data science and operation research among others.
The MoU was signed by Kala Hari Kumar, president of Navy welfare and wellness association, Rear admiral B Sivakumar, assistant chief of material (information technology and services) and C Muthamizhchelvan, vice chancellor of the institution.  

Speaking on the occasion, admiral Sivakumar said, “Artificial intelligence, data science, space communication and quantum analysis, which decided the course of future warfare, training, research and development, would be of mutual benefit for both the Navy and the institution.”He said, at a time when they were looking at reducing dependency on imports, the students could contribute immensely towards indigenizing equipment and systems that are of primary importance now.

Students, educational institutions

“Students could contribute to the Make in India scheme by creating small equipment and modules. Indian Navy was a global force to reckon with and to keep abreast of the latest technologies as it was necessary to harness the potential of students, educational institutions and centers of excellence,” he said.

The officer said that ships and submarines were technologically complex platforms with state-of-the-art weapons, systems and sensors, and the integrated operation of all this equipment in a limited, difficult environment was a huge challenge. Pointing out that skills of students from disciplines of engineering – electronic, electronics, IT and civil - were onboard these vessels, he said that the MoU would help maintain the Indian Navy’s status as a maritime force of global reckoning and training of Naval personnel in futuristic technologies.

Meanwhile, Kala Hari Kumar said it was a wonderful gesture on behalf of the institution to offer three free seats every year in various B.Tech streams to serving personnel of the Indian Navy and those children who had lost their fathers while in service.She said, this was not just a support for NWWA but also an acknowledgment and a way of giving back to the Indian Armed Services.Lt Col A Ravikumar, Pro Vice Chancellor (Medical), S Ponnusamy, registrar, T Mythili, additional registrar, VP Nedunchezhiyan, advisor for the Centre for Research in Defence and International Studies (CRDiS), deans and directors were present at the event.