Altair India and DesignTech Systems, age old partners in technology and optimisation solutions, inked an MoU with the Science and Technology Park to set up an engineering centre of excellence (CoE) in Pune for providing better skilled engineers.
With the industry moving into its next phase, incorporating new driving trends, the education of people needed in the industry is lagging behind starkly. To right this industry faced problem, US-based Altair Engineering announced a collaborative effort with its partner in India, DesignTech Systems, and the Science and Technology Park, an institute supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to support the advancement of the GoI’s Skill India programme. The objective of this skill enhancement programme by the Government, is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant product design skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. The agreement to establish an Engineering Centre of Excellence (CoE) for research, innovation and skill building, is therefore expected to benefit a large community of students, academic institutes and overall industry.
Dilip Band, President of Science and Technology Park, Pune says, “This COE is expected to complement current courses undertaken by the state institutions, aiming at bridging the gap between quality of vocational engineering skills of students and skill level expected of them by the industry. This would enable students to be industry ready thereby giving them an edge for better compensation and helping industry in saving time in re-training the candidate thereby increasing their efficiency. We look forward to this collaboration for the benefit of all.”
Adding further, Rajendra Jagdale, Director General & CEO of Science and Tech Park says “This will promote start-ups in the design domain. The Park is collaborating with several prominent education institutions in Maharashtra and other part of India to set up these centres jointly such as Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Vidya Pratishthan Baramati, Deogiri education institutes in Aurangabad, Chhatrapati Shahu in Pune and similar institutes.”
The engineering Centre of Excellence will encompass a product design lab,an additive manufacturing lab, design validation lab, manufacturing assessment lab, flow and thermal lab, signal processing and communication lab for IoT, control systems and mechatronics lab for IoT
Pavan Kumar, Vice President South Asia & MD, Altair India, says “We are happy to collaborate with the Science and Technology Park in Pune. These initiatives are designed to use technological solutions and resources to better align technical institutes with industry requirements – by getting diploma and graduate students who are industry ready, and boost entrepreneurship in these budding engineers. Altair offers many programs to foster and promote the engineering discipline by providing real-world experience and skills.”
Speaking on the occasion, Vikas Khanvelkar, Chairman & MD, DesignTech Systems opined “In a globalised, technology driven, evolving world of product design & innovation, Altair Engineering in collaboration with DesignTech Systems Ltd, intends to propose the Altair Centre of excellence for research, innovation and skill building with focus on enhancing student exposure to best practices of design, engineering and consideration to enhance possibilities of their employment. The Centre of Excellence can also extend engineering consultancy to small and medium scale manufacturing industries as classified under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.”