Inauguration of RCOEM-TATA-CIIIT Center of Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training by Hon'ble Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari

“Innovation, Technology and Research will pave the way for Atma Nirbhar Bharat” Shri Nitin Gadkari, Honourable Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Shipping and the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Government of India. Chief Guest for Inauguration function of RCOEM-TATA-CIIIT Center of Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training.

Speaking on the occasion the Honourable Minister said, “The present scenario has opened up new set of opportunities for the nation and the world is looking favourably towards India”. He further said that India’s growth story will depend upon innovation, technology and research. He opined that educational institutions such as RCOEM will play a major role in research and joint ventures such as this will bring practical experience inside the class. He emphasized that practical experience is essential and should be used to complement theory. He also apprised the audience about some of the proposals being considered by the ministry.  He expressed his happiness and said that more such initiatives are required as it will be instrumental in promoting the cause of   Atma Nirbhar bharat.  He said technological development is the need of the hour and in this endeavour educational institutions/ universities can play a vital role by doing practically relevant research. He stressed that research and technological development have to drive the growth in rural areas and people. He said it is good for Nagpur and Vidarbha that such a center has come up and he congratulated the entire team and wished them luck for the future. 

Director, Government projects and Skill Development, Tata Technologies Mr. Sushil Kumar Singh also shared his views on the occasion. He informed the audience how the process of creation of this center started. Mr Singh, said, today it has become extremely important that we promote the culture of hands on experience and experimentation. In promoting the cause of practical application of theory, CIIIT will provide a platform for students to experiment and test the theory. He also informed that TTL intends to collaborate with RCOEM for the development of Electric Vehicles eco system in Nagpur. He was happy that this venture has taken off in the right spirit and will go a long way in creating technically competent manpower for industry.

The Vice-Chairman of RCOEM and Chairman of Solar Industries also addressed the audience. In his address he thanked TTL for collaborating with RCOEM and assured the audience that center will live upto the expectations of all the stakeholders. He further added that this collaboration will contribute in nation building.

Principal RCOEM Dr. R S Pande gave introduction and apprised the audience about various developments and achievements of the college. He informed that RCOEM is introducing 5 new courses BE in Data Science, Cyber Security, AI & ML and Biomedical and M. Tech in Robotics and Automation from academic session 2020-21.

The objectives of CIIIT are well aligned with the Government’s vision and mission of innovation, entrepreneurship and skill development. In line with that, RCOEM-TATA Technologies-CIIIT intends to leverage the theme of ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’. The course contents and training designed for the students of CIIIT enables the competency development in modern engineering tools that is necessary for product design, development and manufacturing and provide the students to gain insights of industry 4.0 and other disruptive technologies.

The three competency centres namely ‘Innovation Design and Incubation’, ‘Integrated Advanced Manufacturing’ and ‘Machine Learning’ will enable the future generations of Technocrats with up-to-date knowledge and tools.  CIIIT comprises of modern shop-floor machines and equipment like, Vertical machining Centre, Manufacturing Execution system, Arc Welding Robot, Pick and Place Robot, 3-D Printer, 3-D scanner and Internet of things sensor kit etc. Further, availability of about 10 professional software like, MSC Nastran, Patran, Adams machinery studio, 3-D Experience, Delmia, scFLOW, Marc, Easy5, FEAST and i-get-it adds tremendous technological values to aspiring technocrats of next generation.

With modern equipment and sophisticated technologies, RCOEM-TATA CIIIT ensures employability to the trained-students in industry-specific domains. The modern technical facility and skill-development training comprises of the most of the perquisites that are essential qualifications for under graduate and post graduate students for employability and placement in multi-national companies.

The students, technocrats and workforce trained at CIIIT will eventually be either absorbed as skilled resources in the industry or they would be self-sufficient to become entrepreneurs. RCOEM-TATA CIIIT assures to strengthen the industry-academia partnership, impart the qualitative improvement in technical education, create skilled workforce to cater to current and future industrial landscape of the region.

This strategic initiative is an outcome of the commitment of RCOEM TBI Foundation, a section 8 company registered under section 7 of the Companies Act, 2013 established at RCOEM, towards building a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Start-ups in the region. TBI was established to give momentum to   innovation, entrepreneurship and incubation support related activities. It is a flagship initiative of the institute, intended to inculcate entrepreneurship and new venture creation based on innovative technology.

Also present on the occasion were Vice-Chairman, RCOEM Shri. Satyanarayan Nuwal, Chairman Steering Committee Shri. Shaymsunderji Rathi, Treasurer, RCOEM, Shri. Ashok Pacheriwala, Secretary, RCOEM Shri Rajendra Purohit, Advocate Shri Pardeep Agrawal and Mr. Dinesh Agrawal and Principal RCOEM Dr. R S Pande. President, Asia Pacific, TTL Shri Anand Bhade, Director, Government projects and Skill Development, Tata Technologies Mr. Sushil Kumar Singh and Global CEO, Director, Electrical and Education Mr. P V Kaulgud, Mr. Harsh Gune, CEO, Vidarbha Defence Industrial Hub (VDIH), Architect Shri Rajendra Dongreji.

The program has been possible because of the painstaking efforts made Prof. Pravim Dwaramwar, Dr. Vishal Shukla, Prof. N M Deshkar, Dr. M Gupta, Dr. K. N Agrawal, Dr. Pachpor, Dr. Rajendra Khapre, Mr. Sanjay Kargutkar. Mr. Amol. All the stakeholders of CIIIT worked relentlessly for the success of the program.

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