GITAM (Deemed to be University) and Cheongju University, Republic of Korea, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that has allowed both institutions to work together on academic and research projects in addition to their continuing partnership on a renewable wind energy project.
The two institutions will be able to promote the sharing of knowledge, information, and materials that are of mutual interest in any field thanks to the five-year MoU. Moreover, it will boost the exchange of academic and administrative staff, research staff, and student internships in both nations.
In the presence of Prof. K Rajagopal, the former Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, campus officials from GITAM Hyderabad, including Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. DS Rao, and a representative from Cheongju University, Prof. Yong Jin Chung, signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
The ongoing Indo-Korean initiative, in which GITAM Hyderabad installed four on-campus small wind turbines, will be strengthened even further by this partnership. ESCO-RTS has an agreement with Cheongju University, JIS, GITAM, and Archimedes Green Energy (P) Ltd. as part of this.
“The ongoing Indo-Korean wind energy project is a crucial one for GITAM and monitors wind data and compares the performance of Indian and Korean models. GITAM addresses the technical aspects associated with wind turbines,” said Srinivas Pendyala, Head, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, GITAM School of Technology, Hyderabad.
In addition to the four turbines in Hyderabad, 16 additional ones are being installed nationally. At the moment, each location records its own wind data and electricity generation data. The information will eventually be fed into a cloud server that can be viewed from anywhere. The installation of a data center by GITAM will also allow for the analysis of wind data from any area where Archimedes wind turbines are positioned.