India’s largest stainless-steel manufacturer Jindal Stainless Limited & Dhanbad based Indian Institute of Technology ISM has signed a MoU to jointly carry out research and development on various projects. With this partnership, JSL envisions to take up research, new product development, environment safety, and skill development along with IIT ISM.Both partners will explore research and development opportunities for a plethora of technological frontiers like assessing physiochemical properties and combustion characteristics of coal samples, ESG measures, pelletisation projects, water balancing, soil and geosynthetic studies, etc. JSL has a coal-based power plant and buys coal from all across the globe. Better expertise in selection of coal on right parameters, storage and handling of such coal, pulverising and efficient combustion of mixed coal as a recipe has lot of value creation, which the MoU will help drive. They will also jointly work towards finding effective solutions for various technological and operational challenges faced by JSL.As part of the MoU, JSL will support the institution in form of paid summer internships to students, aligning projects for M-Tech students with JSL-specific requirements, and hiring envirotech and electrical & metallurgical graduates on merit basis. Additionally, IIT ISM will introduce Executive Development Programs in its curriculum which will be supported by JSL.In the past, the Company has inked MoUs with eminent institutions of the country including IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT BHU, OP Jindal University Raigarh, UPES Dehradun & MNIT Jaipur etc.