New Delhi: India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of Kalam Centre for Science and Technology (KCST) at the university. The MoU signing ceremony was held in the presence of Minsiter of Defence Rajnath Singh here today.
The main objective of the MoU is to undertake and facilitate multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research and technology development in the identified research verticals namely; Computational System Security and Sensors.
The centre will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment leading to increase in research scholars in these areas, a Ministry of Defence statement said.
Rajnath Singh said the centre will be a national asset and contribute in making India stronger and prosperous. DRDO Chairman and Department of Defence Research and Development G. Satheesh Reddy said in a very short time, a world class centre will come up in CUJ and develop state-of-the-art systems.
The CUJ is a central government-funded university established under Central Universities Act 2009, with the vision to contribute knowledge and technology innovation to the country and the world.
Chancellor of CUJ Ambassador G. Parthasarthi appreciated DRDO for establishing a high-end research centre to promote quality research which in long run will create a pool of scientists from this region.
Vice Chancellor of CUJ Professor Ashok Aima and DRDO Director General (Technology Management) Sudhir Gupta were also present on the occasion.