A Engineering Centre of Excellence to be established with India’s Science and Technology Park
Pune: In a move to promote research and innovation US-based Altair and DesignTech Systems will start a skill enhancement programme in collaboration with the government of India’s Science and Technology Park.
The objective of this skill enhancement programme is to enable a large number of Indian youths to take up industry relevant product design skill training that will help them in securing jobs.
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 the overall industry.
Speaking on the occasion of this technical collaboration, Dilip Band, President of Science and Technology Park, Pune said that the COE is expected to complement current courses undertaken by the State institutions, aiming at bridging the gap between the quality of vocational engineering skills of students and skill level expected of them by the industry.
Speaking about the COE, Rajendra Jagdale, Director General and Chief Executive Officer of Science and Technology Park (STP) said that students will be chosen from different institutes including Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Vidya Pratishthan Baramati, Deogiri Education Institutes in Aurangabad, Chhatrapati Shahu in Pune and others.
Pratap Pawar, Vice-President of STP, said, “This initiative will give a major boost for imparting high end technical skills among youths and make them ready for employment or self-employment. Also, industries in Maharashtra will get a major support by getting high end skilled manpower.”
The COE will encompass labs for product design and validation, communication lab for IoT, signal processing and communication lab for IoT Control Systems.
Pavan Kumar, Vice President South Asia & Managing Director, Altair India, said, “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 the diploma and graduate students who are industry ready, and boost entrepreneurship in these budding engineers. Altair offers many programmes to foster and promote the engineering discipline by providing real-world experience and skills.”
Speaking on the occasion, Vikas Khanvelkar, Chairman and Managing Director at DesignTech Systems said, “In a globalised, technology-driven, evolving world of product design and innovation, Altair Engineering in collaboration with DesignTech Systems Limited, 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.”