IIT Delhi launches one year course in manufacturing

In an effort to build world class leaders in manufacturing, IIT Delhi in collaboration with National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai launched a post graduate programme in executive education on September 1.

The one year course titled—Visionary Leadership for Manufacturing, is the second of its kind in the country.

The launch comes close on the heels of an inauguration of a center for smart manufacturing at IIT Delhi to help India become a global player in the field of manufacturing.

The programme includes 4 weeks of industry internship (national/international) and 2 weeks of international visits. Industry treks an important component of the programme, is aimed at acclimatizing the participants with the problems of industry. Engineers with 6-12 years of experience who have a desire to become leaders in manufacturing can apply.

The first batch consists of 17 executives from different industries. The program will be jointly run by IIT Delhi and NITIE Mumbai faculty. IIT Delhi faculty will handle the technology and manufacturing aspects while NITIE Mumbai faculty will handle the industrial engineering and operations part.

Launching the programme in NITIE Mumbai, IIT Delhi director Prof. Ramagopal Rao assured of all infrastructural assistance to the students. Stressing on the importance of manufacturing driven entrepreneurship, Prof Rao said that the new programme would go a long way in sprucing the manufacturing ecosystem of the country.

Prof Karuna Jain, director NITIE said the programme had come at an appropriate time for the manufacturing sector. Listing the main challenges she stressed on the need to imbibe a change in the manufacturing technologies.

“The course is designed to build a proactive approach to the manufacturing paradigms and create the change agents that can provide the strategic impetus for manufacturing in India. Essentially we are looking at it as a platform for producing leaders who can bring about a change in the manufacturing ecosystem, says Prof Pulak M Pandey a professor of mechanical engineering in IIT Delhi and one of the two coordinators of the course.

Highlighting the main objectives of the programme Prof Pandey said that besides helping assess the manufacturing challenges in a dynamic business environment, the one year learning will devise plans to enhance manufacturing competitiveness and create an environment for innovation.