The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) has joined hands with the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for research works in the areas of electronics, signal and image processing, and electro-optical systems modeling.
The Director of IIT-Gn, Sudhir K Jain, and SAC Director, A S Kiran Kumar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding this recently, under which IIT-Gn students will undertake internships at SAC on research projects of common interest. In lieu of it, IIT-Gn will offer opportunity to SAC scientists who wish to work in teaching and research area in the campus, as well as those wish to pursue a higher degree.
This is a partnership between two prestigious national institutes, asserted Prof Jain, adding, the partnership will be thus mutually beneficial considering that both the institutions are involved with development of complex state-of-the-art technologies.
Also, the Director of SAC, A S Kiran Kumar, said that this partnership will allow the two premier institutes to explore opportunities together and it may result in significant research output.
At the meeting, IIT-Gn students who are already employed as interns at SAC presented their project highlights. They are working on projects in electronics, control system for navigation and modeling under various senior scientists at SAC.