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IITH & DGCA will offer MTech, Exec MTech & Certificate Programs

IITH DGCA will offer MTech Exec MTech Certificate Programs
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Highlights:

· Collaboration will support the furtherance of Atma Nirbharta in the Defence Sector.

· This pact will facilitate IITH to explore working with Next Generations Labs of DGQA.

Hyderabad: A significant milestone in the realms of capability development of DGQA, DDP, MoD by way of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) and the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad). This collaboration is a testament to the synergistic potential when academia and DGQA merge their expertise and vision. The MoU was exchanged between R A Govardhan, Officiating Director, DIQA and Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, on the evening of August 21 2023 at IITH Campus.

The area of collaboration includes software engineering and testing and AI, quality management,data sciences, micro electronics and VLSI, communications and signal processing, integrated computational material engineering, EV technologies,smart mobility, and related areas of interest.

Voicing his pleasure at IITH-DGQA Pact, R A Govardhan, Officiating Director, DIQA, said on behalf of DG, DGQA, “Through this initiative, a new era of research and innovation is set to unfold, as officers will not only gain from classroom education but also from the practical exposure provided by DGQA’s seasoned professionals. The MTech and certification program will serve as a breeding ground for cutting-edge research, fostering novel solutions, and nurturing a pool of skilled professionals which shall enable exploitation and optimum functioning of the next-gen labs, including the Pilot Security Test Lab and Software QA Lab of DGQA at Secunderabad.”.

Enumerating the merits of collaboration with DGQA, Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, said, “This synergy between academia and DGQA exemplifies the power of collective expertise and shared vision, propelling us towards unprecedented achievements. Together, we inscribe a saga of progress that bridges the realms of knowledge and application, setting the course for a future defined by excellence and ingenuity to invent and innovate in technology for humanity”.

Other dignitaries witnessing the event were Dr G Ramaguru (Director – DIA-CoE, IITH), Prof Saptarshi Majumdar (Dean – Academics, IITH), Prof Chandra Shekhar Sharma (Dean – Sponsored Research and Consultancy, IITH), Prof Ranjith Ramadurai (Dean – Administration), Prof Renu John (Chair – Centre of Interdisciplinary Program), Dr Subrahmanyam Kalyanasundaram, (Head – Dept of CSE) and Dr Maunendra Sankar Desarkar (Head – Dept of AI), along with other officials from IITH and DGQA.

About IIT Hyderabad:
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is one of the eight IITs established by the Government of India in 2008. In a short span of 15 years, the institute has become one of the top-ranked institutions in the country and has received global recognition. It has 300+ full-time faculty, 4,800+ students, 18 departments + 1 centre for interdisciplinary programs, nearly 500+ state-of-the-art research facilities, and five research and entrepreneurship centres. The institute has a strong research focus with approx. Rs 900+ crores of sanctioned research funding, with PG+PhD students accounting for about 60 per cent of total student strength. IITH has more than 9200+ research publications with 1,35,000+ citations, 190+ published patents, 2,200+ sponsored and consultancy projects with 500+ running projects, and about 130+ startups that have generated 1000+ jobs and a revenue of Rs. 1200+ Cr. 

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