Tata-IKGPTU partnership to train students with industrial experimental learning to improve employability and reputation of technical institutions
Tata Technologies Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU) to promote technical education by setting up five centres for innovation, invention and incubation (CIIITs) in Punjab.
The objective of establishing these CIIITs is to facilitate innovation and skill development of students and industry professionals who can eventually be absorbed as skilled resources in the industry. The MoU was signed by Anand Bhade, President, APAC Sales, Global Marketing & Communications, Tata Technologies and Prof. (Dr.) Ajay K. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, IKGPTU at Chandigarh in the presence of S. Charanjit Singh Channi, the Minister of Technical Education & Industrial Training, Punjab.
Industry-academia collaboration to bring qualitative improvements
With the aim of establishing Punjab as a preferred manufacturing investment destination, this collaboration is oriented towards bringing about qualitative improvements in technical education. The long-term goal is to create a skilled manpower pool and increase the employability quotient for Punjab’s manufacturing sector.
This will be done by strengthening industry-academia partnerships, training students with industrial experiential learning to improve employability and enhancing the reputation of technical institutions with modern equipment and state-of-the-art technologies.
Initiative will be implemented under two phases
This initiative will be undertaken across 2 phases starting from January 2019 and March 2019. A hub which will have four centres namely ‘Product Design and Development’, ‘Domain Exploration’, ‘Mechatronics and IoT’ and lastly ‘Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center’.
Phase 1 will include CIIITs at IKGPTU main campus in Kapurthala and Sultanpur Lodhi and in the 2nd phase, the CIIITs will be established in Chamkaur Sahib and Jalandhar. Well, the setting-up of the CIIITs will enable improved employability, entrepreneurship and availability of skilled resources in the state.