Rolls-Royce signs MoU with IIT Madras for joint research, higher studies


Rolls-Ryoce-IIT Madras: Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies, has partnered with Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) to promote and explore opportunities for joint research programs. Rolls-Royce will also roll-out a technical higher study framework to provide higher education for its engineers, in partnership with India’s leading engineering education and research institute.

“The association with IIT Madras is another step in our efforts to promote collaborative research programs with like-minded partners in India,” said Kishore Jayaraman, President of Rolls-Royce India and South Asia.

“We look forward to exploring areas where we can co-develop technological solutions,” he said.

Rolls-Royce will also use this partnership for upskilling of its engineers in the country.

“We are keen to leverage this collaboration with a premier technology institute like IIT Madras to promote upskilling and professional development of our engineering talent, and facilitate higher education and research in areas of strategic interest,” added Kishore Jayaraman.

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“The interaction with Rolls-Royce will certainly induce multi-faceted interdisciplinary technology exploration involving the diverse specializations available at IIT Madras and mapping them into specific application areas of high practical value,” said professor V Kamakoti, associate dean (ICSR) of IIT Madras.

As part of the MoU, Rolls-Royce and IIT Madras will also pursue advanced research in areas of relevance to future technological and programmatic needs of the company.

Rolls-Royce will sponsor select employees keen to pursue Masters and PhD level studies, in partnership with IIT Madras as part of its Technical Higher Study Framework.

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To qualify for the program, employees will have to clear the selection process of the IIT Madras and their topic should be aligned with Rolls-Royce strategic research priorities and capabilities.

The program is open to all permanent employees at the Rolls-Royce Engineering Centre in Bengaluru who have completed 36 months of service with the company.

The initiative is in line with the company’s efforts to promote growth and career progression for its engineering talent.

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The MoU was signed by Jayaram Balasubrahmanyan, head of engineering of Rolls-Royce India signed and professor V Kamakoti, associate dean (Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research) of IIT Madras, in presence of Kishore Jayaraman and professor Krishnan Balasubramanian from the department of mechanical engineering of IIT Madras.

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