In a bid to develop technology on robotics and cyber security, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is setting up an Advanced Technology Research Centre in collaboration with Jadavpur University.
The research centre, which has been named as Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre for Advanced Technology, will come up in the premises of the varsity. It is learnt that the research centre will come up at a cost of Rs 100 crores and it will take around two years. The research centre will be a self-accounting one of the DRDO.
DRDO on Thursday signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jadavpur University to set up the research centre and Dr S Christopher, Secretary of the Department of the Defence R&D and Director General, DRDO, laid the foundation stone of the research centre on Thursday. Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University, Prof. Suranjan Das was also present in the ceremony.
The MoU will facilitate DRDO and the Jadavpur University to pursue collaborative advanced research. Primarily, the research centre will undertake work on developing secure systems and cognitive technologies, directed energy, unmanned and robotics technologies.
Dr Christopher said: “Novelty in production needs to be designed keeping in mind constraints of time, cost and space.” He also sought total cooperation for the success of the research centre. Prof. Das said, “It was a matter of great honour for the University to be associated with DRDO.”