The Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala has signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras (IIT - Madras) in order to work glove in hand for improving academics and research in the areas of mutual interest as well as for the exchange of academic information, scholarly information, materials and publications.
Along with offering faculty development programmes, the MoU will also let the cadets and students of both the institutions participate in project competitions, faculty exchange programmes, sponsorship of cooperative seminars, workshops, etc., said a press release.
Addressing on the occasion, the director of IIT Madras, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthy said that the IIT Madras has been involved in interactions with society, organizations and industry through a variety of outreach programmes. “It is always a special privilege to work with the armed forces. With the signing of the MoU, we have committed ourselves formally to work together more closely towards our common goals", said professor Ramamurthy.
INA Commandant, Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P said that the Indian Naval Academy would benefit immensely from the IIT Madras which has a rich experience and legacy of more than five decades. The INA is the largest Naval Academy in Asia, which is aimed at becoming the best Academy of its kind in the region.
The INA had also been signed a MoU with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Govt Engineering College Kannur (GECK), Mangattuparamba to work jointly at the academic level.