Alliance University announced the signing of the MoU with Wipro 3D, in an effort to collaborate on the design and development of industry-aligned IOT centres, IDEA labs, online skilling, and proficiency development programs in Digital Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things. According to the MoU, Alliance University and Wipro 3D would also offer competency building and advisory programs relating to Additive Manufacturing (AM).
Additive Manufacturing (or 3D Printing) is ushering the world into an Industrial Revolution 4.0, offering the immense potential to revolutionize India’s manufacturing and industrial production landscape through digital processes, and efficiency. Well-trained engineers and technicians are critical to maximizing this technology. In addition, it demands new skills and capabilities, both technical and managerial. Yet many of these innovations have outpaced the ability of the broader manufacturing workforce to adapt. As a result, there is a shortage of skilled workers —a shortage that impacts production, quality, innovation, and growth.
The MoU is inked by Alliance University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Anubha Singh, and Wipro 3D’s Vice-President & Business Head, Mr Ajay Parikh with the aim to bridge the industry-academia gap. The collaboration intends to develop qualified human resources and research personnel with industry-aligned competencies in areas of digital manufacturing.
At Alliance College of Engineering and Design, the curriculum is designed with a framework of Outcome-Based Education to meet the current industry needs through project-based/problem-solving learning. The collaboration with Wipro 3D will provide hands-on training to students on digital manufacturing. The 40-day course module is designed to help students learn the theoretical aspects and practical aspects of the course. It will enable students to learn 3D printing and IoT, and also help them develop an entrepreneurial mindset. At the end of the course, the students will be provided with the opportunity to work on live projects.
According to Dr Anubha Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Alliance University, “ The industry is in continuous demand for graduates with interdisciplinary profiles and broad knowledge of manufacturing. There is an immense need for professionals in the AM industry with broader knowledge and more specialized skill sets than ever before, as Digital Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things are revolutionizing the future in a rapidly changing technological environment. At Alliance University, we are committed to transforming learning for a better future. This partnership with Wipro 3D will ensure that the students are prepared to meet the growing demands of the expanding industry and help students to innovate and optimize new products for the AM industry.”
Mr Ajay Parikh, Vice President & Business Head, Wipro 3D, said, “In this partnership, Wipro 3D brings a strong understanding of Additive Manufacturing technology and high credibility in 3D space. With our state-of-the-art infrastructure in Additive Manufacturing base and deep capability, we can support Alliance University to create an industry-ready workforce and engage in relevant research programs.”
As companies choose to diversify and recalibrate their supply chains, a collective focus on Additive Manufacturing can immensely augment India’s efforts to position itself as the world’s manufacturing hub.