Aug 03
Momentous MOU
Momentous MOU
L&T, IISc and GITAM to undertake R&D in the water domain
To  address the water challenges facing India, the Water Technology Centre of L&T’s Water & Effluent Treatment (WET) vertical has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) to carry out joint research in the water domain.
The collaboration will facilitate development of scalable and sustainable solutions through workshops, conferences, training courses, internships and sponsored research programmes.
Commenting on this, Mr S Jagannathan (VP & Chief Technology Officer – WET) said: “Working closely with the research experts of IISc and GITAM, we aim to collaborate on topics like waste to value, non-revenue water, water management, hydraulic studies, implementation of digital solutions, reuse of water, etc. This coming together will help us strengthen process improvements, optimise energy consumption, reduce carbon footprint, and innovate customised technology solutions for India’s most pressing water challenges.”
IISc Director Prof Govindan Rangarajan observed that this is a key partnership between the academia and the industry, paving the way for leveraging expertise and resources to develop cutting-edge water solutions.
GITAM’s Pro Vice Chancellor Prof M S Mohan Kumar said that they were excited to partner in this initiative of national import to create impactful solutions and contribute to India’s development.
Headed by Dr Vijaysai Prasad, L&T’s Water Technology Centre is located at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu and houses highly specialised R&D facilities in the entire gamut of water – including biosolids management, value recovery from waste, and membrane technology innovations. It was set up to catalyse and help transform L&T’s WET vertical into a digitally- driven, process-centred, total solutions provider in water.
IISc is a centrally funded technical institution, a deemed-to-be university and an autonomous body funded by the Central Education Ministry.
Inked in March, the momentous collaboration affirms L&T’s ever-growing focus on sustainable business by exploring ways and means to solve the pressing problems faced by the public at large.


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