IIT Kanpur, BHEL collaborate on research, development for strengthening defence, aerospace sectors

The collaboration will provide impetus to the UP Defence Industrial Corridor initiative with technology development at IIT Kanpur, manufacturing at BHEL.

IIT Kanpur, BHEL collaborate on research, development for strengthening defence, aerospace sectors PC Jha, and Jai Prakash Srivastava from BHEL with AR Harish and Manindra Agrawal from IIT Kanpur (Image: Official)
Anu Parthiban | Aug 11, 2022 - 3 p.m. IST
Share Via

Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) signed an agreement to jointly work on the emerging opportunities in the Indian Defence and Aerospace sectors.

Recommended : Get important details about IIT Kanpur. Download Brochure

“Both IIT Kanpur and BHEL agreed in principle to co-operate, pursue research & development, and collaborate in manufacturing and supplying components, sub-assemblies and systems or equipment in mutually agreed areas of interest to address opportunities in the Indian Defence and Aerospace sectors,” the institute said.

The agreement was signed by Jai Prakash Srivastava, executive director, on behalf of BHEL and AR Harish, Dean of Research & Development, on behalf of IIT Kanpur.

Also read | Rajasthan teachers direct recruitment level 1, 2 detailed syllabus out; Direct link

The BHEL team also included PC Jha, executive director, BHEL Haridwar Unit, Pervez Ahmad and Rohit Bansal; while the IIT Kanpur team included Manindra Agrawal, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Deepu Philip, Department of Industrial & Management Engineering, and Avanti Joshi, and Shreya Mishra, representatives from Corporate Relations & Communication (CRC) Cell, Office of R&D, IIT Kanpur.

Commenting on the agreement, IIT Kanpur director Abhay Karandikar said, “The Defence and Aerospace sectors are two of the most consistently evolving sectors in India. IIT Kanpur has been involved in various strategic partnerships and multi-disciplinary collaborations with government agencies as well as private organizations in these sectors. This agreement with BHEL initiates another such crucial agreement for the institute. Both the organizations would leverage their expertise to assert cohesive efforts in strengthening the Defence and Aerospace sectors of the state as well as the nation. It would surely accelerate the steps towards exploring multi-disciplinary avenues of growth in these crucial sectors for an Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

Manindra Agrawal, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur said, “This agreement with BHEL to work collaboratively on research and development in the Defence and Aerospace domains will strengthen our resolve to create opportunities for growth in these sectors for the state and the nation, as well. We will work in synergy to develop some crucial indigenized devices, equipment and systems quintessential for attaining self-reliance in these sectors.”

Also read | NMC extends registration deadline for new MBBS courses, medical colleges, increasing medical seats

IIT Kanpur and BHEL have identified critical technological avenues of collaboration like anti-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, UAV engines, manufacturing of composite fixed-wing UAVs of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) category, cyber security, etc.

The institute further said, "IIT Kanpur is one of the leading institutes in the UAV research and development domain in India, while BHEL has established its leadership in manufacturing large products/systems. This mutual collaboration aligns with attaining self-sufficiency and self-reliance under the “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat” missions for Uttar Pradesh, as well as for the nation."

This collaboration will also provide impetus to the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor initiative with technology development at IIT Kanpur followed by manufacturing at BHEL. Both parties agreed to set up a working group of members from both organizations to realize major goals envisioned under the MoU.


Follow us for the latest education news on colleges and universities, admission, courses, exams, schools, research, NEP and education policies and more..

To get in touch, write to us at news@careers360.com.

Know More About
  • NIRF Rank
    16
  • Rating
    4.6/5
  • Q&A
    326
Download Brochure
Back to top