IIT Guwahati, Indian Register of Shipping to collaborate on training, design of underwater tech

IIT Guwahati: These programmes aims to develop qualified research personnel with industry-aligned competencies in technologies of underwater design.

IIT Guwahati, Indian Register of Shipping to collaborate on training, design of underwater tech IIT Guwahati
Press Trust of India | Apr 25, 2022 - 5:18 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Register of Shipping to collaborate on training, design and manufacturing with core stress on underwater technologies.

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The IIT-Guwahati Technology Innovation and Development Foundation (IITG TIDF) and the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) will jointly run training and certification programmes and workshops in this regard.

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.

"In addition to developing technology, we are working on skill development. It is our pleasure to work with the IRS on training, design and manufacturing," said Director IIT-Guwahati TG Sitharam.

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Vice President and Divisional Head of Research and Development at the IRS, Asokendu Samanta, 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," Samanta said. According to the MoU, the organisations aim 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 for the company.

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