NEW DELHI : Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the IIT Guwahati Technology Innovation and Development Foundation Guwahati (IITG TIDF). Both parties have identified an exciting opportunity to collaborate on training, design, and manufacturing with a core emphasis on Underwater Technologies.
‘IRS’ and ‘IITG TIDF’ will jointly run training and certification programs and workshops. The goal of these programs will be to develop qualified human resources and research personnel with industry-aligned competencies in technologies of Underwater design and manufacturing.
The ‘IITG TIDF,’ a section 8 company established in 2020, has a strategic commitment towards excellence. The organizations 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.
Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Chairperson, BoD of IITG TIDF, Director IIT Guwahati, said, “In addition to developing technology, we are working on skill development. It is our pleasure to work with IRS on training, design, and manufacturing.”
Prof. G. Krishnamoorthy, Vice-Chairperson, BoD of IITG TIDF, Dean II&SI IIT Guwahati, added “IRS is synonymous with industry excellence when it comes to safety, security and environmental protection. The collaboration between IIT Guwahati and IRS on the training and certification programs will help develop technologies for Underwater Exploration.”
Dr. Asokendu Samanta, Vice President and Divisional Head of Research & Development Division at IRS, said: “This collaborative effort allows us to expand our training and certification programs 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”.