Bharat Dynamics, BITS Pilani Sign Pact
In another example of industry-academia interface, the public sector Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) will support the setting up of a Centre of Excellence in the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani), Hyderabad Campus.
It is part of a 5-year memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed between the two here. While the Hyderabad-based BDL is the manufacturer of missiles and guided weapon systems, under the Union Ministry of Defence, BITS, Pilani is amongst the top higher education Institutes in the country.
As per the MoU, BDL and BITS will engage in collaborative research in areas such as digital image processing, embedded systems, VLSI design, information security and management, seeker technologies, etc.
Prof. Bijendra Nath Jain, Vice-Chancellor of BITS, Pilani and Dr N.K. Raju, Executive Director (P&A) of BDL, signed the MoU.
While BDL will provide necessary support to create the Centre of Excellence, BITS-Pilani will provide the necessary space and basic amenities required for creation and functioning of the centre, according to a press release.
BITS-Pilani would continue to design and operate educational programmes to meet the learning and development needs of BDL through its work integrated learning programme (WILP). BDL could sponsor its employees for enrolment in ME/MS/PhD programmes. Also BDL will continue to support the Practice School programme of BITS-Pilani.
The Hindu Business Line, March 02, 2012