Abhiraj P|Jan 22, 2022
IIT Madras, Tata Power to collaborate on R&D, consultancy, training, and other areas
The agreement includes placement opportunities to PG students of IIT Madras and enrolment opportunities to company’s employees in MTech, MS, courses.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will partner with Tata Power company on research and development (R&D), consultancy, policy advocacy, advisory, training, and commercialisation of technologies and solutions, etc.
As a part of the agreement signed between the two, 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.
Campus recruitment will also be covered under the agreement and will involve the recruitment of IIT Madras graduates for full-time employment or as interns by Tata Power subject to the company's organisational needs.
A few objectives agreed upon by Tata Power and IIT Madras as a part of the collaboration are collaborative research projects including research-based and consulting projects supported by Center for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (IC&SR), IIT Madras.
IIT Madras, Tata Power partnership benefits
In addition, employees of Tata Power can enroll for various degree programmes such as MTech, MS and PhD offered by the institute after securing admission through due process into the desired programmes. IIT Madras and Tata Power personnel can also jointly or individually offer short term training programmes benefiting students of IITM as well as the employees of the company on topics of mutual interest.
Highlighting the unique aspects of this collaboration, 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, Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power, stated: “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 working with some of the most talented and brilliant minds in the country.”
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