Mar 03, 2024

National Institute of Technology Calicut to get a Satellite Research Centre of Ananth Technologies

Ananth is a leader is space research and private partner of ISRO in Chandrayaan 3

In a significant move, National Institute of Technology Calicut has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Ananth Technologies Pvt Limited, a leader in space technologies. The partnership aims to establish a Satellite Research Centre of ANANTH at NIT Calicut. 

The partnership will boost the spirits of students and faculty members interested in space-related research and project topics. NITC will provide space and other infrastructure resources for setting up the Satellite Centre. 

"It is a proud moment for NITC to partner with ANANTH, a leader in design, development, re-engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of on-board & ground aero-space systems, software, IT products, and engineering services," said Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT Calicut. The Satellite Research Centre of ANANTH, a key player in Chandrayaan 3 and other space missions of India, is sure to equip the faculty, scholars, and students in the field of space research, he added.

Director also told that, NIT is setting up this eco-system not only for NITC students but also for institutions/organizations/individuals who are interested to work in space related activities.

The partnership is remarkable for NITC as Dr. Subba Rao Pavuluri, the founder of ANANTH, was a 1973 batch graduate of Regional Engineering College Calicut. Dr. Subba Rao, an alumnus of the Institute, was with the ISRO for 15 years of his career, before launching Ananth Technologies Pvt Ltd (ATL) in 1992 with a mission to support space research in India. 

Dr. Subba Rao Pavuluri signed the MoU on behalf of Ananth Technologies while Dr. Jose Mathew, Chairperson Centre for Industry-Institutional Relations (CIIR) inked the MoU on behalf of NIT Calicut. 

Apart from setting up a Satellite Research Centre, the NITC and ANANTH will explore the possibility of collaborating on projects utilizing the expertise of both teams. NITC students will also get expert sessions in the form of technical presentations, webinars, and talks on topics of joint interest by experts from Ananth. 

Lab visits to ANANTH, technical training, and the introduction of new courses in the curriculum will benefit the students. ANANTH will also give placement options for competent candidates based on their needs and demand. 

The MoU was inked by both the parties at Kerala Technology Expo. Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NITC; Prof. Jose Mathew, Chairperson, Centre for Industry-Institutional Relations; Prof. M K Ravi Varma, Head of the Department of Physics and Dr. C V Raghu, Faculty Coordinator, Satellite Research Centre, NIT Calicut were present for NITC. Dr. E K Kutty, Former Director of ISRO; Mr. K Jayaram, Former Deputy Director of ISRO, Mr. K Varun (UL Space club), Sri. Ajayan K Anat (Co-organizer, Kerala Technology Expo) were also present.


Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT Calicut, and Dr. Subba Rao, Founder of Ananth Technologies Pvt. Ltd, exchanging MoU.


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