IIT Madras, Indian Army sign MoU
CHENNAI: The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) and the Indian Army have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to identify the critical technological areas that can be enhanced in the armed forces, the institute said on Tuesday.
IITM Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi and Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S) Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha signed the MoU in this regard, a statement issued here said.
"The objective was to facilitate prestigious institutions such as the IITs to achieve a better understanding of the critical technology requirements of the Indian Army through seamless interaction between the IITM faculty and the Army officers," the statement said.
"The IITM faculty will work closely with the Indian Army to identify areas where the institute can contribute positively to enhancing the capabilities," Ramamurthi was quoted as saying in the statement.
As per the MoU, the Army will sponsor four officers for doctoral programmes besides a five-day Technology Development Programme for 15 officers on a biannual basis.