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CPWD sets up R&D cell at IIT Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar, Jan 24 (UNI) Director of IIT Prof Sudhir K Jain on Friday said that the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has set up a Research and Development (R&D) Cell at the Research Park of Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) to undertake research and development for projects of interest to CPWD.
He further said that the cell of CPWD was aimed at finding efficient solutions to the real problems faced on the field by the construction industry, would work closely with IITGN for research in the housing and urban development sector.
It has been established as a part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two entities that was aimed at development and verification of new technologies and safer, efficient, long term solutions to the existing problems of the construction industry.
IITGN and CPWD would collaborate on various academic, research, training and capacity building programs.
''IITGN has always believed in engaging in meaningful research that can create a positive impact on society. This significant partnership between IITGN and CPWD will further foster collaborations between seasoned engineers of CPWD and faculty and students of IITGN to solve the challenges of the construction industry in an effective manner. IITGN is delighted to welcome CPWD to the Research Park,'' he added.
The new R&D cell at IITGN would enable active dialogue between academia and the industry implementers that would help CPWD become technologically more advanced to address the practical problems faced on the field.
The cell would leverage benefit from research infrastructure of IITGN.
The research and development undertaken at this cell would help in prioritising the field problems, devising the most appropriate technological solutions to them and ultimately execute the projects faster to meet the growing housing and urban development demand in the country.
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