An MoU was signed between, DG NSG, M. A. Ganapathy and Vice Chancellor, Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU), Prof Bimal N Patel at NSG, Manesar on 11 June on various educational and technical aspects such as research, training, accreditation and certification of training and academic programmes in the presence of various dignitaries.
The aim of MoU is to synergise the expertise of NSG & RRU to embolden innovation, incubation, training, research and distance education in the field of security through the ‘Security and Scientific Technical Research Association’ (SASTRA) and RRU’s Integrated Space for e-Education (RISE) platform and tie-ups with Indian start-ups dealing with security related products. The MoU also aims to contribute to the capacity-building and providing assistance to Indian start-ups focused on security by helping them to understand the specific requirements and the problem statements formulated by NSG for design and research projects.
The MoU will cover major themes to get the benefits to NSG. It will establish global standards through collaboration in the field of security, Infrastructure, education, knowledge and Research as well as facilitate the accreditation and certification of all courses run by NSG. It will also give much needed impetus to National Bomb Data Centre by accreditation by its activities and creating AIML based IED data management software for NBDC and also bridging of equipment gaps by developing solutions to problem statement through incubation start- ups by SASTRA RRU.
A press statement from NSG stated, “During 2019-20, NSG initiated Counter IED and Counter Terrorism Excellence Awards for young minds/ entrepreneurs/ educational institutes/ government research organisations towards the aspects of technological innovations/ improving / facilitating Counter Terrorist & Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Operations by the security forces and to give necessary impetus to “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”. The ‘NSG Innovations Award’, winners are selected from across the country and from all fields. This year the awards were given to individuals from IIT Roorkee, New Space Technologies Pvt Ltd, DRDO (Pune), Army Engineer Regiment and Institute of IED management (CRPF).”
The MoU will enhance the proficiency of National Security Guard as Zero error force as well as highlight the indigenous capability of creating world class and state of the art facilities, it added.