Rolls Royce and IIT Madras to Partner for Research Programmes

Rolls Royce will sponsor select employees keen to pursue Masters and PhD-level studies, in partnership with IIT Madras

Rolls-Royce and IIT Madras will be collaborating with Indian Institute of Technology Madras to promote and explore opportunities for joint research programs. Rolls Royce will also roll-out a ‘Technical Higher Study Framework’ to facilitate higher education for its engineers in partnership with IIT Madras.

An MoU on this collaboration was signed by Mr. Jayaram Balasubrahmanyan, Head of Engineering, Rolls-Royce India and Prof V. Kamakoti, Associate Dean (Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research), IIT Madras, in the presence of Mr. Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India and South Asia and Prof Krishnan Balasubramanian, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras.

Speaking about this collaboration, Mr Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India and South Asia, said, “The association with IIT Madras is another step in our efforts to promote collaborative research programs with like-minded partners in India. We look forward to exploring areas where we can co-develop technological solutions. At the same time, we are keen to leverage this collaboration with a premier technology institute like IIT Madras to promote upskilling and professional development of our engineering talent, and facilitate higher education and research in areas of strategic interest.”

Highlighting the impact of this collaboration, Prof V. Kamakoti, Associate Dean (ICSR), said, “The interaction with Rolls-Royce will certainly induce multi-faceted interdisciplinary technology exploration involving the diverse specializations available at IIT Madras and mapping them into specific application areas of high practical value.”

According to the official press release, “as part of the MoU, Rolls-Royce and IIT Madras will also aim to pursue advanced research in areas of relevance to future technological and programmatic needs of the company.”


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