MOU between AIA & IIT Madras

IIT Madras signs pact with Automation Industry Association to enhance research projects

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The Indian Institute of Technology - Madras has tied up with the Automation Industry Association to set up a Center of Excellence in Industrial Automation on its campus in Chennai. The collaboration will enable the institute to get industry inputs in developing curriculum and a modern lab, and come up with industry-relevant and need-based research projects.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between IIT-M and AIA on June 7 in this regard. Each participating member company of AIA will bring a 'mentor' and a subject matter or domain expert. There will be joint development of curriculum, research projects, individual technology demonstrations, and training workshops under the MOU. The idea is to infuse contemporary technology and content into the educational system.

Leading players in the field of automation, such as B&R Automation, Larsen & Toubro Control and Automation and Siemens Limited, have announced immediate participation in the project with their state-of-the-art technologies. Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi (Director, IIT Madras) is seen exchanging the MoU with Mr K Nandakumar (acting President, AIA)


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