IIT Kanpur, Airbus signs MoU to boost aerospace talent base in India

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate increased collaboration in developing education programmes with a particular focus on research to foster talent development in the Indian aerospace sector.

The MoU was signed on September 1, 2023 between Prof. Abhay Karandikar, then Director IIT Kanpur, and RĂ©mi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia.

Under the collaboration, both entities will promote research in advanced technologies and develop programmes and activities to enhance technical capabilities for aerospace students in India.

Further, both organisations will also explore collaboration opportunities with global institutes where students will get to work on projects relevant to the sector.

Notably, the partnership aims to build a collaborative culture that provides mentorship, exposure and invaluable experience to the students of IIT-K.

The synergies created through these cross-skilling opportunities will foster the growth of the aerospace industry in the country.

IIT Kanpur is among the leading academic institutions involved in education, training, research and technology development in aerospace and defence domains.

Besides, IIT Kanpur, and the aerospace engineering department in particular, house many unique capabilities and advanced laboratories pertaining to flight sciences, propulsion systems, aerospace structures and materials, and flight vehicle design, simulation & control.

Source: https://www.iitk.ac.in/

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