IISc, Gitam University, and L&T-Water Technology Centre (WET IC) Sign MoU to Advance India-relevant R&D

04 April 2023

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Gitam University, and Water Technology Centre – Water & Effluent Treatment (WET IC) Division of L&T have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance research and development in areas relevant to India’s needs.

The MoU signing ceremony was held on 24 March 2023, at the IISc campus in Bengaluru. The agreement was signed in the presence of Prof G Rangarajan, Director of IISc, by Capt Sridhar Warrier, Registrar at IISc, Prof MS Mohan Kumar, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Gitam University, and Mr S Jagannathan, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Water & Effluent Treatment Division of L&T.

Under the MoU, the three organisations will collaborate in areas such as water and wastewater transport & treatment, hydrology, AI and ML interventions in water and wastewater treatment, and environmental protection. The partnership will focus on developing innovative and sustainable solutions to address India’s challenges in these critical areas.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Rangarajan said, “IISc is pleased to collaborate with Gitam University and L&T’s Water Technology Centre, WET IC, to advance India-relevant R&D. This partnership will enable us to leverage our collective expertise and resources to develop cutting-edge solutions that can address pressing challenges facing our country.”

Prof MS Mohan Kumar, Pro Vice-Chancellor of GITAM University, said, “We are excited to partner with IISc and L&T’s Water Technology Centre, WET IC, in this important national initiative. This MoU will enable us to work together to create impactful solutions that address the challenges facing India and contribute to the country’s development.”

Mr S Jagannathan of L&T said, “We are delighted to collaborate with IISc and GITAM University in this most important area of water. Our partnership will enable us to develop innovative, scalable and sustainable solutions that address India’s challenges in water and wastewater transport & treatment, smart water management, energy-neutral treatment plants, implementation of digital solutions in the water domain and environmental protection at large.”

This MoU signing marks a significant milestone in advancing India-relevant R&D in water-related areas through collaboration between academia and industry.

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