Multi-technology public sector major ITI Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT) for joint collaborative research projects in cutting edge technologies.
As part of this MoU, ITI and MNNIT will jointly organize technical meetings, international workshops, conferences, seminars, certification based courses, faculty development programs, symposia and so on for both internal employees and external candidates.
The MoU will entail exchange of faculty members and students/research scholars for mutually agreed duration and encourage students of MNNIT Allahabad to collaborate as interns at ITI Limited. Further, both the parties will organize joint training programmes for third parties based on the technology developed through this collaboration; and help each other in consultancy projects in areas of mutual interest.
ITI Limited and MNNIT will carry out research & development to bring out products with innovative technology that can be mass manufactured. Both the parties will share the expertise and resources for designing & creation of test beds for technologies like 5G, IoT & IIoT, AI, MI & Robotics, Radio & Satellite applications, and for development of new technology of optical fiber components.
Both the parties will prepare and execute joint research projects to improve the technology in the field of optical fiber devices and components for optical communication systems using futuristic technologies. Also, as part of this MoU, training programmes will be conducted in niche areas like Integrated Circuit design (IC), communication, and cyber security by exploring joint research activities.
Speaking on this occasion, Rakesh Mohan Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director, ITI Limited said, “We are honored to embark upon this collaboration with MNNIT to jointly work on futuristic technologies. We at ITI Limited have always believed in robust collaboration between industry and academia, to drive effective solutions to industry issues.”
“Together, we will collaborate in areas of advanced technology, innovation and knowledge for sustainable changes. I am sure this partnership will provide ample opportunities for our employees to acquire advanced knowledge in emerging areas,” added Aggarwal.
Prof. Rajeev Tripathi, Director, MNNIT said, “Both MNNIT and ITI Limited will share their expertise and resources to carry out research and development in the emerging areas of technologies like 5G, IoT, AI, Robotics and optical communication systems. Also, a Centre of Excellence will be established for collaborative work and to train the trainers of ITI’s internal resource persons.”