Publish Date: September 29, 2022

Department of Telecommunications R&D Centre C-DOT and IIT Delhi Sign MoU for Cooperation in Various Emerging Areas of Telecom

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(C-DOT-IIT Delhi MoU Signing Ceremony)

New Delhi: The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier telecom R&D centre of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India and IIT Delhi have signed an MoU for cooperation in various areas of telecom spanning IoT/M2M, AI/ML, Cyber Security and 5G & Beyond technologies on September 27, 2022.

This MoU aims to evolve a mutually productive framework for collaboration between R&D and academia to spur the design & development of wholly indigenous Telecom solutions. This will be an effective platform for exchange of knowledge and skill amongst students, faculty and researchers right from the stage of ideation and conceptualization. The platform would act as a catalyst to further the transition of novel ideas into market-ready solutions.

Speaking at the MoU signing event, Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay, Executive Director, C-DOT underscored the tremendous potential of synergy between R&D and academia as one of the key drivers of Prime Minister’s vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

Highlighting the stellar achievements of effective collaboration amongst partners of indigenous ecosystem leading to the cost-effective development of home-grown 4G & 5G, he expressed that complementary strengths of this partnership between C-DOT and IIT Delhi would unlock new opportunities for capturing the entire Telecom technology landscape with indigenous innovations.

He further asserted that this MoU would lead to the generation of novel use-cases and futuristic Telecom solutions for wider deployment across a large volume of end-users. He further remarked that the convergence of academic excellence and innovative research will augment our national Intellectual Property (IP) assets.

Prof. Swades De, Head, Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management, IIT Delhi, accentuated the need of having focused and productive frameworks for joint collaboration between academia and R&D, that would bring students, faculty and researchers closer to bridge the underlying gaps in an effective manner for faster design and development of commercially-viable, industry-grade and market-competitive technological solutions.

He emphasized on the myriad dimensions of this collaboration-driven platform in leveraging the mutual strengths and complementarities to achieve ‘Atmanirbharta’ in Telecom sector.

Both C-DOT and IIT Delhi posed their trust into the efficacy of this collaborative platform and reiterated their firm commitments towards taking this further with a resounding success.


                                                                      (Press Release issued by PIB)