The DRDO-Industry-Academia Centre of Excellence was established in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur. Students can undertake focused research in a variety of fields with the aid of the recently established Centre of Excellence.
In the presence of Rajnath Singh, the nation’s defence minister, Prof. Santanu Chaudhary, director of the IIT Jodhpur, and Secretary of the DRDO, exchanged a memorandum of understanding in Gandhinagar.
The DRDO-funded Centre of Excellence at IIT Jodhpur will conduct directed research in the sectors that the two organisations have jointly identified. According to a statement released by the Institute, the research would be conducted by IIT Jodhpur faculty and students in partnership with various DRDO laboratories as well as industry, other academic/research institutions, and industry.
Additionally, the Centre of Excellence will focus on doing focused research in the identified sectors, such as Artificial Intelligence for Information and Wargaming Technologies, Futuristic Omni Mobility Systems, and Desert Welfare Technologies. Additionally, the Center will carry out activities in science and technology that have been selected by DRDO.
According to a press statement, the Director of the Center will be chosen by the Center’s Governing Council, which is co-chaired by the Director of IIT Jodhpur and is presided over by the Chairman of the DRDO.