NEW DELHI, Jan 05 (BNC): Makers Lab, the research and development arm of Tech Mahindra Ltd., today announced collaboration with the College of Military Engineering (CME), Pune to address challenges in the field of defence through technological innovations. CME will leverage the partnership to address critical military problem statements using next-generation technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics.
Through this collaboration, Makers Lab will provide real world technological exposure to the army officers at CME and assist them in getting the nuances of next-generation technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to make them future-ready for modern-day warfare. As a part of this partnership, Tech Mahindra will establish a Makers Lab at CME to utilize their diverse set of capabilities and promote R&D to provide cutting-edge technology solutions for defence forces.
Nikhil Malhotra, Global Head of Makers Lab, Tech Mahindra, said, “The collaboration will enable our defence forces to address future challenges by leveraging digital technologies and innovation.”
Lt Gen PP Malhotra, VSM, Commandant, College of Military Engineering, Pune, said, “CME has taken various steps towards developing successful ideas and innovations in the niche field of AI and Robotics. The college has the domain expertise and now with the assistance of Makers Lab, Tech Mahindra Ltd, I am sure we would be able to solve many challenges for Indian Army. I am hopeful that this initiative would take us a long way in undertaking research and development in this extremely challenging sphere.”
The College of Military Engineering, Pune is the premier institution for Military Engineering in the country. CME is located in a sprawling lush green campus spread over 3,600 acres which houses state of art training, sports and administrative infrastructure. CME conducts 130 courses related to Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (M Tech, B Tech and Diploma courses), Combat Engineering, Counter Improvised Explosives Device, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Protection, Disaster Management, Works Services, Information Technology and Geo-spatial Information Systems for more than 4,500 personnel from Army, Navy, Air Force and the Central / State Police organisations every year. The College is recognised by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for award of B Tech and M Tech Degrees and Maharashtra State Board of Tech Education (MSBTE) for Diploma Courses. The College is accredited with an ‘A’ grading by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission.
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