NIT Andhra Pradesh Partners With Industry Partners For Mobile Satellite Comms, Chip Design

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The MoU was signed for formal academia-institute collaboration with Scarlet Industries, BITSILICA, and InstaSine Power Technologies Private Limited

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NIT Andhra Pradesh is going to collaborate with industry partners on cutting-edge areas such as mobile

NIT Andra Pradesh has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate with industry partners on areas like mobile satellite communications, semiconductor design, and power quality in renewable technology.

The MoU was signed for formal academia-institute collaboration with Scarlet Industries, BITSILICA, and InstaSine Power Technologies Private Limited.

The collaboration between NIT Andhra Pradesh and Scarlet Industries will focus on developing emerging technologies towards minimizing the energy requirement and threats in Satellite Communications, creating secure communications and preventing any unauthorized access.

The areas of collaboration with InstaSine and BITSILICA is on power quality enhancement in renewable energy systems and semiconductor design respectively.

Founded in 2016 by a group of IIT Delhi alumni, InstaSine works in digital control systems and power electronics with a focus on power quality enhancement and renewable energy systems.

NIT Andhra Pradesh and Instasine will undertake Research and Development in power electronics converter topologies, magnetics, Artificial Neural networks, and adaptive control to system optimization.

Bitsilica is a VLSI (Very Large-Scale Integration), Artificial Intelligence, IoT (Internet of Things) Solutions Startup, delivering AI/ML-based IoT Edge Computing Solutions.

The principal subjects of research cooperation between NIT Andhra Pradesh and Bitsilica would be semiconductor design and verification processes, methodologies, emerging trends in chip design industry, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision and related technologies.

The agreements were signed by Prof. CSP Rao, Director, NIT Andhra Pradesh, and Sreeram MM, Managing Director Scarlet Industries, Bhaskar Kakani, Chief Executive Officer, Bitsilica, and Dr. Bharath Ambati, Director and Co-Founder, InstaSine Power Technologies Private Limited.

“These collaborations will benefit both the Industries and the Institute. We have talented faculty, highly motivated students and good collaborative partners,” said Prof. CSP Rao, Director, NIT Andhra Pradesh.

“The kind of benefit we are looking for is the creation of training facilities for our students and encourage the students to emulate the industry founders,” he added.

“Training in the industry is important as per New Education Policy as well; We send our students for one-month industry training,” said the NIT AP director.

The three industry partners will offer free internships for NIT Andhra Pradesh students and will explore bringing in the MTech and PhD students on to their respective firms’ R&D facilities.

“These MoUs will facilitate the exchange of personnel, researchers and industry internships for NIT Andhra Pradesh students,” said Dr Sankar Peddapati, Associate Dean (Research and Consultancy), NIT Andhra Pradesh.

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