Trichy: The National Institute of Technology (NIT)- Trichy is soon to come up with a centre of excellence in manufacturing to provide its students a platform where they can gain practical knowledge as well as interact with the industry experts for innovation to happen.
The announcement was made by the director of the institute Mini Shaji Thomas at the international conference on ‘Contemporary design and analysis of manufacturing and industrial engineering systems’ (CDAMIES-2018) here on Thursday.
“The Production Engineering department along with other departments is working hard to establish soon a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in manufacturing. This centre will be established with the help of industrial collaborations,” she said while addressing the three-day event organized by department of production engineering
Taking about the conference, she said, it is an opportunity to interact with the seniors to identify mentors. “Focusing on research on something which is practical and beneficial is of prime importance. This conference will help scholars or students set their goals,” she said.
“We are surrounded by industries. Many industries are on the verge of extinction due to technological incompetence over years. This initiative is expected to help industries to develop a good synergetic revival of knowledge and technology. It will provide students ample opportunities to nurture and outshine in the market,” she added.
M Duraiselvam, chairman of CDAMIES 18, said that during the conference an MOU was to be signed between Wayne state University and NIT-T for integrated and joint master’s programme.
“We have created a common platform for effective interaction with participating delegates and Industries like Amar tech, Bangalore, is a platinum sponsor of the program,” said P Satiya, head, production engineering department.