Kochi: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Headquarters, Southern Naval Command (HQSNC) and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at the university’s campus at Coimbatore on 19 Dec 18 for academic andresearch collaboration. The MoU was exchanged between Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command (SNC) and Dr. P Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. This MoU would encompass fields of mechanical engineering, electronics and communication, computer science and other areas of mutual interest such as bio science, medical and cyber security.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral AK Chawla congratulated Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for its yeoman service to the nation in the field of science and technology. He emphasized on the essentiality of such partnerships in academia between the armed forces and civil establishments towards developing new technologies, providing out-of-box solutions to complex technological issues as well as in pursuing the mission of ‘Make in India’. He added that signing of this MoU between the esteemed academic establishment and Indian Navy will form the foundation for exchange of ideas and development of new technologies in the future.
Southern Naval Command being the Training Command of the Indian Navy, focusses on providing quality training to all personnel of the Navy. To leverage the potential of external expertise in different technical domains and to nurture a ‘collaborative training’ model with an aim to provide the trainees with the highest academic standards, the Indian Navy has reached out and inked Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) with some of the best institutions of excellence in the country.The first of such MoUs was inked with Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in 2002 under which the university recognises the course curriculum of all training establishments and awards MTech, MSc, PG Diploma, BSc and Diploma certificates to the trainees on passing out. Similar MoUs have also been inked with the IITs at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Guwahati, IISc and IIM Bangalore, IISST Thiruvananthapuram, BITs Pilani, DA-IICT Ahmedabad, SVNIT and IIT Gandhinagar, Andhra, Goa and Mumbai Universities, Jawaharlal Nehru University, DIAT Pune and PSG College of Technology Coimbatore for mutual collaboration in professional and technology training, faculty expertise and joint research and development.