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IIT Guwahati partners with IRS with focus on underwater technologies

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Posted on 26 Apr 2022
13:25 PM
The MoU will help IRS expand its training and certification programmes.

The MoU will help IRS expand its training and certification programmes. Source: Facebook

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Summary
Under the MoU, IIT Guwahati Technology Innovation and Development Foundation (IITG TIDF) and Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) will jointly run training and certification programmes and workshops
The goal of these programmes will be to develop qualified human resources with industry-aligned competencies in underwater technologies

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) to collaborate on training, design and manufacturing, with focus on underwater technologies, the institute said in a statement.

Under the MoU, IIT Guwahati Technology Innovation and Development Foundation (IITG TIDF) and IRS will jointly run training and certification programmes and workshops.

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The goal of these programmes will be to develop qualified human resources and research personnel with industry-aligned competencies in technologies of underwater design and manufacturing, the statement from IIT Guwahati further read.

IITG TIDF, a section 8 company established in 2020, has a strategic commitment towards excellence. The organisation aims to create new opportunities for industry and academia by conducting cutting-edge research to develop technology and professional skills. The Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) on Underwater Exploration, by the National Mission of Cyber-Physical Systems, is a key project of the company.

T G Sitharam, the chairperson of BoD of IITG TIDF and the director of IIT Guwahati, said, “In addition to developing technology, we are working on skill development. It is our pleasure to work with IRS on training, design, and manufacturing.”

G Krishnamoorthy, the vice-chairperson of BoD at IITG TIDF and dean of Industrial Interactions and Special Initiatives at IIT Guwahati, said, “IRS is synonymous with industry excellence when it comes to safety, security and environmental protection. The collaboration between IIT Guwahati and IRS on the training and certification programmes will help develop technologies for underwater exploration.”

Asokendu Samanta, the vice president and divisional head of Research & Development Division at IRS, said, “This collaborative effort allows us to expand our training and certification programmes as we look to build key skills in a rapidly developing area of the industry. The IITG TIDF and we look forward to working closely with each other.”

Last updated on 26 Apr 2022
13:25 PM
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