Tata Technologies & I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University Signs MOU To Set Up 5 Centers For Innovation, Invention & Incubation (CIIITs)
Tata Technologies today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU) to promote technical education by setting up 5 Centers for Innovation, Invention & Incubation (CIIITs) in Punjab. The objective of establishing these CIIITs is to facilitate innovation and skill development of students & industry professionals who can eventually be absorbed as skilled resources in the industry.
With the aim of establishing Punjab as a preferred manufacturing investment destination, this collaboration is oriented towards bringing about qualitative improvements in technical education. 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. The long-term goal is to create a skilled manpower pool and increase the employability quotient for Punjab’s manufacturing sector.
This initiative will be undertaken across 2 phases starting from January 2019 and March 2019 and a hub, which will have four centers 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 2 phase the CIIITs will be established in Chamkaur Sahib and Jalandhar.
Once operational, it will help close to 40,000 students in Punjab to impart practical knowledge and become industry ready. The students and faculty will get a unique opportunity to engage in collaborative research, get access to new technologies and industry content. Tata Technologies partners such as PTC, MSC Software are supporting this industry-academia initiative.