National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Texas Instruments (TI) engaged in the design and development of semiconductors and software to promote
interaction between NIT Trichy and Texas Instruments in mutually beneficial areas and to provide a formal basis for initiating interaction between NIT Trichy and TI through setting up a TI Research Lab at NITT premises.
The MoU envisages joint R&D projects over a period of three years for the development of new technologies in various engineering domains. The MoU was inked in the presence of Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT Trichy and Shri. Sanjay Srivastav, Director, Texas Instruments India University Program.
Speaking on this occasion, Professor Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT Trichy, said, “We are motivated about partnering with TI to collaborate in pioneering semiconductor engineering technology for learning and mobility. As various promising opportunities seem to exist, the setting up of TI Research Lab is at the top priority and subsequently be nurtured and grown after considering the learnings and experiences from TI. We see the program as an opportunity for us to develop a talent pool among the students of NIT-Trichy, that would
have the edge over others in terms of acquisition of advanced knowledge and be industry-ready. NITT will provide a space and other infrastructure to set up TI Research Lab.”
As a part of this MoU, TI will deliver products and EVMs worth USD 25000/- (United States Dollars Twenty-Five Thousand Only) from 2019 till the expiry of this MoU. These TI products and EVMs will be used by NITT in curriculum teaching and research in the area of Analog IC applications, Power Management and Embedded Systems. It is mutually agreed that free of cost training to all teaching assistants, research assistants and lab assistants towards the usage of EVMs towards curriculum teaching will be provided by TI and in turn, NITT also
encourage their side for the same. NITT will encourage students to participate in Student Contests conducted by TI.
Hence, through this MoU, it is intended to have a mutual multi-dimensional partnership between NITT and TI, which will help to reinforce the competitive edge of the company with the academic partners with proficient faculty, in line with our vision & mission of the institute to create a future-ready organization.”This partnership will help to bridge the gap between academic excellence and business requirements, to create an industry-ready
workforce. This initiative also supports the Government’s ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Startup India’ program, preparing the Indian industry to compete at a global platform.”
A steering committee will be set up to monitor the activities under this MoU. The committee will consist of Mr Sanjay Srivastava from TI and Prof. Umapathy Dean (Research and Consultancy) representing NITT