GUWAHATI: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) is going to collaborate with Oil India Limited (OIL) on the development and introduction of new technologies energy, and related sectors. The partnership will also focus on cooperation in transfer of existing technologies, knowledge up-gradation and innovation partnership, training and skill development, and other areas of mutual agreement.
The MoU was signed on November 11 by IIT-G director ProfTGSitharamand OIL executive director SasankaPratim Dekain the presence of institute faculty and OIL executives. They will work together to catalyse innovation and growth in technology.
"This MoU will facilitate a new path for exploring various opportunities in applied and translational research for the sustainable energy sector with OIL. IIT-Gis among the few top institutions in the country that are dedicated to develop state-of-the-art technologies and skilled manpower in the field of petroleum and its allied industries, Prof. Sitharamsaid outlining the benefits and future prospective of the MoU.
"With this MOU the oil and gas industries like OIL will highly benefit by developing indigenous Technologies. These joint research activities should be inclined in such a way that it reaches the common people of India and pave the pathway for the upliftment of society. IIT Guwahati is now aggressively working with industries for challenging research and innovation problems aligning with 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat' Mission,"ProfSitharam said.
Collaboration between industry and academia is mutually beneficial. It provides the industry work-ready talent with specialized knowledge and practical training and academia benefits by having opportunities to work on relevant technologies and challenging problems.
Speaking on the significance of this collaboration, OIL's executive director SasankaPratim Dekasaid, "The MoUqillfacilitate a quantum jump in the efficiency in the process, thereby contributing to profitability. This is just the beginning and OIL looks forward to a bright future by collaborating with IIT-G."
OIL's Engineering Service Group constitutes mainly core engineering departments like electrical, civil, field engineering, instrumentation, field communication, information technology, and logistics.
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