Dr Samir V Kamat lays foundation stone of new DIA-CoE building at IIT Bombay
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The foundation stone of the building for the DRDO-Industry-Academia Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE), a joint Centre between IIT Bombay, IIT Madras and DRDO with its headquarters at IIT Bombay, was laid by Dr. Samir V Kamat, Secretary, DDR&D and Chairman DRDO and Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay on Nov 16, 2023.The 7-storied building will also house the Department of Aerospace Engineering and BETiC (Biomedical Engineering and Technology Innovation Centre). Several dignitaries from DRDO, IIT Bombay functionaries, faculty members and staff attended the foundation stone ceremony. Such Centres are expected to significantly increase research collaborations between DRDO, academia and relevant industries.A life-size model of the Akash missile was also unveiled by Dr. Kamat on the day. The model is installed on the NCC ground next to the IITB Gymkhana grounds.