HAL chair set up at IIT Bombay
In an effort to promote applied research, development and academic work in the field of new and emerging aerospace technologies, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay), to establish a faculty chair (HAL Chair) at the institute.education Updated: Jun 12, 2014 12:26 IST
In an effort to promote applied research, development and ­academic work in the field of new and emerging ­aerospace technologies, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay), to ­establish a faculty chair (HAL Chair) at the institute.
Speaking about the ­collaboration, Prof Devang Khakhar, director, IIT Bombay, said “Both IIT Bombay and HAL have skilled scientific and ­technical personnel, who can conduct applied research and tackle multi-­disciplinary ­problems in the field of ­aerospace systems technology and its application.
The MoU will bring ­together both the ­organisations to ­perform academic and ­research-based activities for the promotion and ­development of new and breakthrough ­aerospace technologies in ­mutually identified areas.
The MoU was signed by Prof Ravi Sinha, dean (alumni and corporate relations), IIT Bombay and S Thenmozhi, general ­manager, HAL Hyderabad, in the presence of Prof Khakhar and chairman of HAL, Dr R K Tyagi.
“The Chair will initiate new academic programmes, ­identify research areas, ­provide ­technical consultancy to HAL and ­facilitate training ­programmes for HAL ­personnel,” said Dr Tyagi. The Chair will also facilitate holding of annual conferences where new ideas, innovations and technologies could be deliberated.
According to the ­MoU, the HAL Chair shall develop new academic programmes, identify and initiate specific research and development at IIT Bombay in the identified ­technical areas, provide technical consultancy to HAL, facilitate ­development of training programmes and ­training modules ­including mentoring/ coaching of HAL ­personnel for knowledge ­updation and capacity building.