US-based Altair, a global
technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance
computing and data intelligence, has signed a
MoU with College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP). CoEP
is a top-tier institute in India that boasts a 165-year culture of academic
excellence, scientific breakthroughs and high-tech innovation.
memorandum of understanding (MoU) establishes cooperation between the entities
to establish a ‘CoEP – Altair Centre of Excellence on Electric-Mobility’ at the
CoEP campus. It will enable more than 60 engineers to work simultaneously on
electric mobility applications. The CoEP will conduct formal PG-diploma courses
as part of the student curriculum while Altair will act as the technology
partner, providing students with simulation tools and course programming
focused on electric mobility.
The one-year full-time PG-diploma will include courses in
energy storage systems for battery management, a bridge course in electric and
mechanical disciplines, vehicle dynamics and traction, sensors and controls in
electric vehicles, IoT and vehicle communication followed by hands-on exposure
to industrial in-plant training.
Dr Bharatkumar Bhagatraj
Director, CoEP said, “Electric
always been the first choice wherever electricity has been available for long
distances in trains, for short distances in trams or subways, and even within buildings in elevators and escalators.
Electric mobility is therefore a focus area in environmental, economic and
social terms. We are happy to have Altair as our industry partner to drive the
need of trained technical manpower for the country in this domain.”
Vishwanath Rao, MD, Altair, said, “We are happy to
collaborate with this prestigious institution. As governments push for early
adoption of electric vehicles, the automotive industry is in need of talent
with knowledge and skills across multiple engineering disciplines. This Centre
of Excellence on electric vehicles addresses this need and brings about
cross-disciplinary knowledge clubbed with the latest in simulation technology
used by global electric vehicle manufacturers.”