The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) is teaming up with Space Applications Centre (SAC) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for research collaboration.
Ahmedabad, India, June 12, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) -- The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) is teaming up with Space Applications Centre (SAC) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for research collaboration in the areas of electronics, signal and image processing, electro-optical systems modeling.
Director of IITGN Professor Sudhir K Jain and SAC Director Shri AS Kiran Kumar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently at SAC to promote active collaboration between the two institutes. As a part of signing the MoU, a delegation of IITGN faculty members visited various facilities at SAC and interacted with their scientists.
Professor Jain stressed that this is a partnership between two prestigious national institutes, SAC with the IITGN, which is a host to highly energetic and motivated young students. This partnership will be thus mutually beneficial considering that both institutes are involved with development of complex state of the art technologies.
Shri Kumar emphasized that this MoU will allow the two premier institutes to explore opportunities together and it may result in significant research output through this partnership.
Under the MoU, IITGN students will undertake research internships at SAC on joint research projects of common interest to IITGN and SAC. In turn, IITGN will host scientists from SAC who wish to engage in teaching and research, and those interested in pursuing a higher degree.
Professor Jain said that the exposure of young minds during internships to interesting projects and state-of-the-art facilities early on will motivate them to take up even bigger challenges in the field of aerospace research.
IITGN students who already work as interns at SAC presented their project highlights in the meeting. The students are working on projects such as electronics, control system for navigation and modeling under various senior scientists. Sensor Development Area Deputy Director Shri Saji A Kuriakose stressed upon the development of a miniature airborne platform, which will find significant use in local remote sensing.
IITGN has ongoing MoUs with several companies, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), The Ricoh Company Ltd and Nielsen LLC. The institute recently held a one-day Industry Partnership Retreat aimed at developing a road map for engaging with industry in an effective and sustainable manner.