Tata Power Signs Pact With IIT Madras For Advance Research In Areas Of Future Technology

by Swarajya Staff - Dec 7, 2021 11:24 AM +05:30 IST
Tata Power Signs Pact With IIT Madras For Advance Research In Areas Of Future TechnologyIIT Madras

Tata Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) to jointly pursue advance research in areas of future technology.

Tata Power will also collaborate with IIT-M in areas of research and development (R&D), consultancy, policy advocacy, advisory, training, and commercialisation of technologies and solutions, among others.

As a part of the MoU, Tata Power and IIT Madras will aim to pursue advanced research in areas of future technology. The agreement also includes campus recruitment opportunities to postgraduate students of IIT Madras, the company said in a statement on Monday (6 December).

Highlighting the unique aspects of this collaboration, Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, said, “IIT Madras is delighted to partner with Tata Power to pursue research in topics of mutual interest and national importance and provide opportunities for employees to acquire advanced knowledge in emerging areas".

Speaking about this partnership, Dr Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power, said, “We are honoured to associate with IIT Madras. Together, we will collaborate in areas of advanced technology, innovation and knowledge for sustainable changes. We are looking forward to work with some of the most talented and brilliant minds in the country".

A few objectives agreed upon by Tata Power and IITM as a part of the tie-up are Collaborative Research Projects including research-based and consulting projects supported by the Center for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (IC&SR), IIT Madras.

Campus Recruitment will also be covered under the MoU and will involve recruitment of IIT Madras graduates for full time employment or as interns by Tata Power subject to company’s organisational needs, the company said.

Tata Power and IIT Madras may enter into modalities governing each of them with regard to research interaction visits and/or sabbaticals if any and through virtual means and /or invite each other to respective research laboratories for detailed discussions, it added.

In addition to this, Tata Power employees and IIT faculty can also participate on each other’s committees and Boards.

Under this initiative, employees of Tata Power can enroll for various degree programs such as MTech, MS and PhD offered by IITM after securing admission through due process into the desired programmes.

IITM and Tata Power personnel can also jointly or individually offer short term training programs. This will benefit students of IITM as well as the employees of company on topics of mutual interest.

Tata Power and IIT Madras may also explore to work together with the start-up companies collocated in the IITM Incubation Cell, the statement said.

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