RailTel, a miniratna PSU under Ministry of Railways, has signed MoU with National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, to undertake activities for mutual benefit in the areas of consultancy, collaborative R&D and training to support ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister.
The Memorandum of Understanding lays down the frame work for both parties to engage in long term collaboration to undertake collaborative R&D projects on topics of mutual interest and expertise and to provide consultancy to each other in their respective domains for mutual benefit.
RailTel is executing number of Projects in Defense sector and this MoU will pave the way for RailTel and NFSU to collaborate on concerned projects of strategic and defense sector.
As part of the MoU, NFSU is to design and conduct Rail Safety training courses for personnel of RailTel/Indian Railways. NFSU will also assist RailTel in developing material forensic expertise for investigation of Railway crimes and rail accidents and incidents. NFSU will also offer short term and long term courses to personnel of RailTel to enhance their cyber security skills.
Talking about the partnership, Puneet Chawla, CMD RailTel, said, “We see a huge opportunity of mutual growth through this MoU. NFSU has proven credentials in the fields of cyber security, forensic science etc. and this collaboration will help us raise our service level in these domains for Defense, Railways, and other strategic sectors playing our part in India’s growth story”
Discussing the opportunity, Dr. S. K. Shukla, Campus Director, NFSU, Delhi Campus said, “ RailTel and NFSU both have expertise in diverse fields and this collaboration for knowledge sharing will prove to be beneficial for both the parties. The outcomes of our collaboration will surely be in the line of promoting Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’. CT Bureau