Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the Discovery Campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras). Other dignitaries – Gornor Banwarilal Purohit, Prime Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami – attended the occasion.
According to IIT-Madras, the Thaiyur campus will meet the increasing demands on the research infrastructure of students and faculties. “This IIT Madras satellite campus will host state-of-the-art autonomous research centers with large dedicated facilities and their own supporting infrastructure, such as B. Homes for researchers and fellows, shared instrumentation labs and conference equipment,” says the institute.
The campus will soon have two operational research centers: the National Center for Ports, Waterways and Coastal, funded by the Ministry of Ports, Navigation and Waterways. The center will have its first major facility in the shallow water basin for estuarine and coastal research and industrial applications.
Another research center for the modeling of solid fuel combustion by DRDO will also be built. Both centers will be operational by the end of this year.
The tank has been indigenously designed, developed and made by the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, attached to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), along with 15 academic institutions, 8 labs and several MSMEs.