Kolkata: To achieve self-reliance in select defence technologies through joint research, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Tuesday signed a memorandum of collaboration with IIT-Kharagpur.
DRDO director general Dr S Christopher, who was honoured with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the IIT campus in West Bengal, signed the memorandum to facilitate research and training in areas of mutual interest by supplementing the resources of both the institutions.
The collaboration proposes a collaborative research and academic programme to meet the futuristic defence technological requirements of the country in select areas of relevance to national defence, a release said.
It also aims at enhancing the quality of human resource by virtue of advanced training and exchange of knowledge.
Tentative areas of collaborative research were cyber physical systems, information security, life science, energy storage devices and materials and underwater vehicles.
The directed basic and applied research initiatives would be aimed to achieve self-reliance in select defence technologies, the release said.
The agreement would also facilitate the bilateral mobility of faculty, researchers and students and resource sharing between both institutions, it added.