Indian Navy, SRM IST sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
The MoU was signed by Kala Hari Kumar, President, NWWA, Rear Admiral B.Sivakumar, and Prof. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Vice Chancellor, SRM IST
KATTANKULATHUR: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Space Communication and Quantum Analysis will decide the course of future warfare, and training, research and development in these areas will be of mutual benefit to the Indian Navy and SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Rear Admiral B Sivakumar, Assistant Chief of Material (Information Technology and Services), Indian Navy, said on Wednesday.
In his address on the occasion of a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Indian Navy and SRM IST, the senior Indian Navy officer said that at a time when they were looking at reducing dependency on imports, the students could contribute immensely towards indigenising equipment, systems, which was of primary importance now.
The MoU was signed by Kala Hari Kumar, President, Navy Welfare and Wellness Association (NWWA), Rear Admiral B.Sivakumar, and Prof. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Vice Chancellor, SRM IST, in the presence of Prof. S.Ponnusamy, Registrar and Prof. V.P.Nedunchezhiyan, Advisor, Centre for Research in Defence and International Studies (CRDiS).
Rear Admiral Sivakumar said the students could contribute to Make in India by creating small equipment and modules. He said that Indian Navy was already a global force to reckon with and to keep abreast of the latest technologies, it was necessary to harness the potential of students, educational institutions and centers of excellence. The senior Indian Navy officer said ships and submarines were technologically complex platforms with state-of-the-art weapons, systems and sensors. The integrated operation of all this equipment in a limited, difficult environment was a huge challenge, he said and pointed out that the skills of students who were taught all disciplines of engineering – electronic, electronics, IT, and civil were onboard these vessels. The MoU would help maintain the Indian Navy's status as a maritime force of global reckoning and training of Naval personnel in futuristic technologies, Rear Admiral Sivakumar added, stated a press release.