GTU sets up Centre of Excellence in Automation Technologies


Ahmedabad: Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has set up centre of excellence in automation technologies at Vishwakarma College in GTU Chandkheda Campus. Shri Jaydrathsinhji Parmar,  Minister of State for higher and technical education will Inaugurate the centre on 3rd February, 2017. German company Bosh-Rexroth has extended its cooperation to set up this center.

GTU has planned to set up a few centres of excellence at frontiers of today’s technology in Automation, Automobile, Mobile Hydraulic and Mobile Electronics Technologies with the help of Bosch-Rexroth India Limited (BRIN) to foster research & knowledge among the students at GTU. University has decided to procure such equipment for setting up of COE from Bosch-Rexroth,  Germany.  The main goal of the centre would be to improve the technical competence, employability and entrepreneurship of UG & PG students  who  train  at  the  centre  and  encourage  students  to  pursue  PG  and  doctoral programs, Prof (Dr) Navin Sheth, Vice Chancellor of GTU said.

Hans Bangert, Managing Director, Bosch-Rexroth-India and Mr. Deepak Chellani, Director, Bosch-Rexroth-India will be guest of honour for the inauguration ceremony. The company has approached technical institutes for sharing costs in establishing a “Centre of Excellence for Training and Research in Automation Technologies” in order to promote active industry education institutions partnership in knowledge transfer and development in the automotive field for both students & faculties.

The  primary  objective  is  to  develop  industry  institute  partnership  in  the  field  of  Automation, Automobile,  Mobile  Hydraulic,  and  Mobile  Electronics  Technologies  and  to  bridge  technology gaps between industry and academia, Dr Rajul Gajjar, Principal of VGEC and Director, GTU said. The Centers will provide facilities for hands on experience on today’s technologies and help develop new pedagogical methods.  Initially GTU has planned to set up COE in automation sector in Ahmedabad and signed MoU between  GTU  &  BRIN  on  18th  May,  2013.  The  objective  is  to  have  one  such  centre  in  every zones of GTU. The centre will be called GTU Centre of Excellence and will be located at one of the  engineering  colleges,  affiliated  with  GTU.

Following  technical  labs  with  draft  course contains will be set up in the centre:

  1. Pneumatic Lab.  (6 Student per kit, 3 kits, 18 Students per batch) (Area: 1100 Sq. Ft with class room)
  2. Hydraulic Lab. (6 Student per kit, 3 kits, 18 Students per batch) (Area: 1100 Sq. Ft with class room)
  3. PLC Lab. (6 Student per kit, 4 kits, 24 Students per batch) (Area: 250 Sq. Ft)
  4. Robotic & Mechatronics Lab. (12 Student per kit, 2 kits, 24 Students per batch) (Area: 250 Sq. Ft)
  5. Sensor Lab.  (6 Student per kit, 4 kits, 24 Students per batch) (Area: 250 Sq. Ft)

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