Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) Joined hands with Indian Navy/ WESEE for establishing a Co-developmental Technology Innovation Centre (CTIC) at IITH Technology Research Park (IITH - TRP)

It will promote academic cooperation, enhance scientific understanding of technologies related to defence and undertake research and development activities in mutually beneficial areas.

Formulation of and participation in Joint Research Programs to leapfrog integration of Transformational Technology into products to be deployed on Indian Navy platforms.

IIT Hyderabad Joined Hands with Indian Navy/ WESEE for Establishing Co-developmental Technology Innovation Centre (CTIC)
Prof B S Murty, Director IITH (R) with Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani (L)

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), a public engineering and research institution, known for its academic strength, research, and publication and in proximity to IT & Industrial Hub has joined hands with Indian Navy’s Weapons and Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment. Weapons and Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE); to make its research & academics focused more towards national safety & security. Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH has signed an MoU with Indian Navy, represented by Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, Chief of Materiel on Jan 09, 2023, to Work in tandem towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat & Harness in-house Tech Prowess. On the occasion, Prof Sumohana S Channappayya, Faculty-in-Charge, Technology Research Park and Rear Admiral Ankur Sharma, DG WESEE from India Navy were also present.

The Project being steered by WESEE aims to collaborate with IITH on innovative & pioneering projects related to contemporary & emerging technologies in the maritime domain.

Team IITH with Team WESEE Indian Navy
Team IITH with Team WESEE Indian Navy

Expressing delight at the opportunity to contribute to National Security, Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, said, “As a civilian, it is a matter of pride to use our technological expertise and research acumen in the defense of our Nation. We are glad to host Indian Navy’s WESEE Innovation Centre on IITH Campus. I am confident that this CTIC at our TRP will nurture national building spirit on campus and lead to top-notch and futuristic innovations to serve humanity at large.

The MoU between WESEE, Indian Navy and IIT Hyderabad paves the way for long-term collaboration between the two organisations. The establishment of the Co-Developmental Technology Innovation Centre (CTIC) at IIT Hyderabad’s Technology Research Park (TRP) is the crucial first step for this engagement. The collaboration is aimed at solving real-world problems by leveraging the deep tactical and technical expertise of WESEE and IIT Hyderabad. The collaboration aligns with the goal of building an Atma Nirbhar Bharat”, added Prof Sumohana S Channappayya, Faculty-in-Charge, Technology Research Park.

About IIT Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is one of the eight new IITs established by the Government of India in 2008. In a short span of 14 years, the institute has become a top-ranker. It has 290+ full-time faculty, ~4,200 students, 18 Departments + Centre for Interdisciplinary Programs, nearly 200+ state-of-the-art laboratories, and five research and entrepreneurship centers. The institute has a strong research focus with approx. Rs ~700 crores of sanctioned research funding, with PhD scholars accounting for about 30% of total student strength. IITH has more than 8100+ research publications with 1,20,000+ Citations, 190+ Published Patents, 1,700+ sponsored/consultancy projects with 500+ running projects, and about 100+ startups.

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