New Delhi: A new Kalam Centre for Science and Technology will soon come up at Central University of Jammu (CJU). An MoU of this meaning has been signed between Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence and CJU on Thursday in New Delhi. Vice Chancellor of CUJ Prof Ashok Aima and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy signed the MoU. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was present at the time of MoU signing.
Speaking at the occasion Singh said, “the centre will be a national asset and contribute in making India stronger and prosperous”. Government is making multi-level efforts towards building new Kashmir and setting up a new Kalam Centre for Science and Technology is a step to increase the number of research scholars in Jammu and Kashmir, and motivate young graduates to take up research. Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy said that in a very short time a world-class centre will come up in CUJ and develop state-of-the-art systems.
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 an increase in research scholars in these areas.
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.
Director General (Technology Management) DRDO Sudhir Gupta was also present on the occasion.