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Memorandum of Understanding with Kerala State Small Industries Association

An MoU was signed between IIT Palakkad and the Ernakulam district unit of the Kerala State Small Industries Association (KSSIA) on 12 October 2021. The MoU will facilitate collaboration for innovation in products and processes within the companies under the former. The MoU was signed by the district president of the KSSIA, Mr. P. J. Jose and the Dean of Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research, Dr. Santhakumar Mohan. The MoU will encourage visits by faculty and students of IIT Palakkad to the companies at KSSIA, in order to identify scope for technical innovations. KSSIA members shall also visit IIT Palakkad to interact with experts and use the facilities available there. This is a significant opportunity for IIT Palakkad to promote innovation in the MSME sector.

Memorandum of Agreement with Kerala Highway Research Institute (KHRI)

IIT Palakkad has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Kerala Highway Research Institute (KHRI), the research institute under the Public Works Department, Government of Kerala on 13 July 2021. The primary purpose of this MoA is to facilitate knowledge dissemination to the PWD engineers and train them to enhance their skillsets and thus contribute to the infrastructure development of the state. MoA also aims at jointly organizing events such as conferences and seminars, and providing technical support on solving various complex civil engineering field-related issues. 

Memorandum of Understanding with Bexel India Consulting LLP

IIT Palakkad has signed an MoU with Bexel India Consulting LLP on 24 June 2021 to carry out collaborative projects in the field of 5D BIM Management and Digital Twin technologies, by utilizing its capabilities, technologies and pool of knowledge to come up with solutions relevant to Digital Transformation in the Indian Construction Industry.  The primary objective of this MoU is to facilitate knowledge development and dissemination through research and training to the AEC stakeholders. Further, the MoU extends the scope to providing technical support on solving various project delivery problems using digital technologies.

Memorandum of Understanding with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC)

IIT Palakkad has signed an MoU with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Thiruvananthapuram on 11 February 2021 to carry out collaborative R&D projects in the field of Power Electronics and Power Systems, Robotics, Control and Instrumentation, Embedded Systems and Internet of Things or any other technology research areas.

Memorandum of Understanding with National Highway Authority of India

IIT Palakkad has signed an MoU with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on 06 November 2020 for Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Adopting of National Highway Stretches under Regional Offices of NHAI. The institute shall adopt the Palakkad - Kozhikode and Walayar - Vadakkenchery stretches of National Highways as a voluntary initiative under the ambit of Institutional Social Responsibility. NHAI shall facilitate the faculty, researchers and students of IIT Palakkad to familiarize with the latest trends in the highway/ transportation sector with a common objective of sharing the knowledge in their respective domains. NHAI shall also offer internship to undergraduate and post graduate students of IIT Palakkad and use the adopted stretch of NHs as a field of study.

Memorandum of Agreement with IIT Kanpur on cGanga

A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed on 07 November 2020 with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur which is acting as the Lead Institute for the establishment of Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India. IIT Palakkad will be acting as a Member Institute of the consortium to develop the subject of River Science and Management, and participate in River Restoration and Conservation Programme of the Government of India as a Knowledge Partner. IIT Palakkad will also be participating in implementing various high impact projects, gathering, analytics and dissemination of various kinds of data and information relevant to restoration and conservation of rivers. Additionally it will also be engaging in brainstorming sessions and events organized under the relevant themes of cGanga.

Memorandum of Understanding with Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board

An MoU has been signed by IIT Palakkad with Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) on 17 August 2020 for research, development, training and consulting in the field of infrastructure technology. IIT Palakkad will provide advice on the plans and designs of infrastructure systems, including various categories of roads. It also aims to promote research and development in infrastructure projects. KIIFB will also provide opportunities for the research scholars from IIT Palakkad for conducting internships and projects, in addition to organising workshops, expert lectures and webinars on relevant topics.

Memorandum of Understanding with Electro Optical Systems, Chennai

IIT Palakkad has signed an MoU with Electro Optical Systems (EOS), Chennai on 12 June 2020 for Research & Development in the field of Industry Additive Manufacturing Adaption. EOS will collaborate with IIT Palakkad in conducting AM adaption training programmes for industries and support them to develop the fundamentals of parts qualification. The work is mainly to include development of processes for design for AM, redesign of parts, powder reusability, process repeatability and to meet potential airworthiness compliance. EOS and IIT Palakkad would also work on qualification/ characterization of EOS materials for tooling and aerospace application. In addition, both the parties will cooperate on internships of B. Tech and M. Tech students and suitable projects.  

Memorandum of Understanding with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST)

An MoU was signed by IIT Palakkad and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) Thiruvananthapuram on 06 April 2020 for the development of Automated workflow for Point of Care Portable Ultrasound that can be used in the care of patients with Covid-19. Currently, X-Ray / CT Scan are the commonly used diagnostic modalities for evaluating the lung condition of covid-19 patients in India – These are hazardous, costly and impractical for patients in ICUs/Hospital wards. Doctors in Italy have demonstrated the usefulness of Lung Ultrasound Scans for monitoring covid-19 patients on daily basis, which is highly useful for frequent monitoring and timely medical intervention to reduce the mortality.  University of Trento, Italy, has shared a large database of Lung Ultrasound Scans of covid-19 patients with IIT Palakkad. Based on this data, an automated analysis of ultrasound lung scans using machine learning techniques will be developed and clinical trials in collaboration with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, will be conducted. The technique developed could also be applied to monitor lung diseases other than covid.

Memorandum of Understanding with ITI Limited Palakkad

Public Sector Undertaking, ITI Limited Palakkad, has entered into an agreement with IIT Palakkad on 06 April 2020 for jointly developing Electronics & Controls of Portable Emergency Ventilator and Pulse Plethysmograph for Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Pulse Plethysmograph (PPG) is used for Continuous Monitoring of blood pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation of patients in ICUs. The PPGs currently used in hospitals are costly (ranges from Rs 18,000 to Rs 30,000). Moreover, currently available PPGs do not have communication feature with nurse-station and hence the nurses will have to perform bedside monitoring of vital parameters, which is a difficult task in an ICU where several patients are treated.