Indian Navy and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, signed an MoU in New Delhi for technical cooperation and joint research and development.
The MoU was signed by Rear Admiral K Srinivas, Assistant Chief of Materiel (Dockyard and Refit) on behalf of the Navy and Captain Sridhar Warrier (Retd.), Registrar, IISc, and Professor B Gurumurthy, Director, FSID Bengaluru.
- The Indian Navy and IISc have a common interest in the academic exchange of scientific research activities in the field of engineering related to defence technologies.
Purpose of Agreement:
- The objective of this MoU is to promote academic cooperation in various fields of engineering, enhance scientific understanding of technologies related to the defence sector and develop new ones.
Benefits of Cooperation :
- This MoU will provide a comprehensive framework and enable effective training to both parties through capacity building, resolution of field-level issues, expansion of equipment vendor base and exchange of faculty/guest lectures.
- Indian Navy, in collaboration with IISc has developed a future-ready transcritical carbon dioxide (CO2) based AC plant running on natural refrigerant.
- This technology is a major breakthrough in phasing out Halon synthetic refrigerants and has been indigenously designed and developed.
- This MoU is a formal basis for continued cooperation for the development of such technology in the near future.
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
- The Indian Institute of Science, established in the year 1909 in the city of Bangalore (now Bengaluru) as a public institution.
- It was founded by Jamsetji Tata and former Maharaja of Mysore Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV and the Government of India .
- Since its inception, the institute has made many achievements in the field of science and technology.