The Nirma University has recently inked an MoU with Space Applications Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Ahmedabad for collaborative research leading to technology development and innovation in this space.
In line with this, ISRO would be setting up one of its communication receivers in the Nirma campus, where the data would be part of further research, said Nirma Director General Anup Singh on the sidelines of the institute’s 21st annual convocation on Monday.
Singh said, “We have signed an MoU with ISRO last month and they are going to install their communication receiver here. While we were earlier dependent on the GPS system, India is going to have its own communication system now. Earlier we were using an American system and now we are going to have our own system. So that is being established by ISRO and we would have a receiver to check its efficacy as to how effectively it is working. A lot of data will be coming on it, so we hope to do a lot of research by collating data in the different areas of communication like navigation, for finding location etc. They have installed a few receivers across the country and they are going to install one in Nirma University.”
“Through the institute of commerce, we will be offering BCom Honours starting this July with a batch size of 60 students initially, while a Bachelors in design programme will be flagged off next year with a batch size of 60. In design, we will be offering the programme in two disciplines namely graphic design and product design. We have also been in talks with Drexel University, Philadelphia, US and will see how we can work with them further especially in the design programme,” Anup Singh said.
The convocation had John Anderson Fry, President of Drexel University, Philadelphia as the chief guest while the event was presided over by Karsanbhai K Patel, president of Nirma University. Fry in a press meet said that both varsities will be exploring long-term partnerships in business, design school and in experiential education.
While 500 students were conferred degrees at this convocation, including 13 doctoral students, around 18 medals were given to meritorious students.