Amity University, Uttar Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ELCOM Innovations Pvt. Ltd, an Indian group built by professionals and technophiles which provides a comprehensive variety of indigenously-produced products and technology platforms in the field of electronics and communications.
S Laxminarayanan, ex-home secretary and chairman of the ELCOM Group, while addressing the audience, said, “ELCOM believes in nurturing long-term partnerships with recognised and reliable global partners to bring critical technologies to its valued customers, at a cost advantage, without compromising on quality. Science and technology is the future of India and it will be difficult to survive without making path-breaking advancement in this field. Also, India has stopped relying on China for technological products and services and is becoming self-reliant as per the vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This MoU between Amity and ELCOM will be a long-lasting, mutually beneficial collaboration, which will encourage research and innovation and provide access to the best technology."
Pradnyil Usgaonkar, director and member of the board – Elcom Innovations Pvt. Ltd, threw some light on the significance of the MoU saying, “ELCOM is focused on Aerospace, Communication and Electronics, particularly in avionics, tactical communication, homeland security and upgrades of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV) across defence and Intelligence forces. Our R&D has been working on various aspects of this collaboration for the last four months. ELCOM’s collaboration with Amity is just the beginning of a long-lasting association through which both parties stand to benefit. Every MoU should be goal-oriented and therefore, new strategies need to be devised in order to achieve the best outcome out of this collaboration.”
Joint head of Amity School of Engineering and Technology, MK Pandey, welcomed the guests in the ceremony and said, “Amity is delighted to partner with ELCOM Innovations Pvt. Ltd and this collaboration will be focussing on a few main areas - imparting and felicitating industrial training of six to 12 months to selected students of Amity University, providing employment opportunities for selected students post-training at ELCOM, jointly develop design ideas on newer technologies in the field of electronics, defence communication and avionics, sharing of the tools and facilities available with both the parties for joint development and technology exploration and commercialisation of the jointly developed technological innovations and products."
The MoU signing ceremony was attended by researchers, heads of institutions, faculty members and staff of Amity in a large number and it ended with felicitation of the guests.