Bhubaneswar: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) expressed its willingness to tie up with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bhubaneswar for various kinds of research in defence and make the institution into a centre of excellence.
DRDO chairman and scientific advisor to Union defence minister, Dr G Satheesh Reddy declared this during his address at IIT Bhubaneswar’s 13th foundation day held virtually on Friday, February 12.
Reddy urged the premier institution to come up with innovative plans and develop a long-term collaboration with DRDO. “The DRDO wants to actively make partnership with this IIT in many specific research areas. We want to develop it as a centre of excellence in the field of defence research like other prominent organisations like IIT Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. It would support their innovation by giving funds to make it a reality,” Reddy was quoted as saying by ABP Education.
Reddy also talked about the various opportunities of collaboration with IIT Bhubaneswar. “We need to promote research, put up start-ups and have a synchronisation with the industries to make the country prosperous,” he said.