J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, the leading technical University of Haryana, has signed an MoU with DesignTech Systems Private Limited, engineering services company in India, to develop a Centre of Excellence on Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology based solutions to enable the students to work with an academic supervisor and industry experts on advanced areas like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Augmented Reality and Internet-of-Things (IoT).
This is first of its kind collaboration of University with an industry to work on IoT and AR based Projects. The MoU was signed by Prof. Dinesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor of J.C. Bose University and Mr. Vikas Khanvelkar, Managing Director of DesignTech Systems Private Limited in the presence of senior officials from both the organizations. The new centre is being developed under the Department of Electronics Engineering in supervision of Dr. Shameem Ahmad, former Vice Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, who is serving the University as Adjunct Faculty, and Dr. S.K. Aggarwal.
Dr. Ahmad apprised that the purpose of this collaboration is to develop a Centre of Excellence to provide industrial experience and facilities to students to make them enable to provide solutions of real-time industry problems using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality and Internet-Of-Things. Initially, two state-of-the-art IoT and AR Lab are being set up under this Centre.
Speaking on this occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar said that Augmented Reality is emerging technologies with tremendous career opportunities as it will play a significant role in improving productivity, efficiency, and safety, especially in manufacturing sector. He said that the University has a strong legacy of imparting practical oriented training in specialized field of engineering to meet specific technical manpower requirement of industries since its inception; therefore, through this tie-up, the University is committed to encourage research and promote innovation by providing ultramodern and state-of-the-art facilities and training under the aegis of this Centre. This partnership reflects the key goal for the University, which is to work closely with industry to develop the curriculum and ensure that graduates are job ready when they leave the University, he added.
Managing Director of DesignTech Systems Mr. Vikas Khanvelkar said “It is a great initiative of J.C. Bose University to create the set up for training students in emerging technologies like Industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality. This will help industry to get trained manpower in these areas which at present is difficult to find. DesignTech is proud and happy to be associated with this unique initiative by J.C. Bose University. We have over 21 years of experience in helping industries and educational institutions adopt the benefits of latest technologies. We are committed to support J.C. Bose University to make this initiative successful.”
With the set-up of Industrial IoT and AR Lab, the students would get the opportunity to learn the new cutting edge technologies. Also, the students would get access to PTC University’s award winning Precision Learning Management System.
Registrar Dr. S.K. Garg, Dr. Shameem Ahmad, Chairperson of Department of Electronics Engineering Dr. Neelam Turk, Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Tilak Raj, Chairperson of Department of Computer Engineering Dr. Komal Kumar Bhatia and Chairperson of Department Computer Application Dr. Atul Mishra, and From DesignTech Systems , Vice President Mr. Rohit Arora, Senior General Manager Abhishek Shukla, and experts from PTC Mr. Sudhir Naik and Tushar Ghosh were also present on this occasion.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology enriching the real world with digital information and media, such as 3D models and videos, overlaying in real-time the camera view of smartphone, tablet, PC or connected glasses. It turns the environment around us into a digital interface by placing virtual objects in the real world, in real-time.
Augmented Reality will bring revolution in the Manufacturing Industry in times to come. With AR in Manufacturing, the manufacturing operations employees will be able to show all of the problems directly to maintenance teams and engineers. They can also view Key Performance Indicator (KPIs) in real-time as well as diagnose and resolve the issue without interfering with production as Augmented Reality allows to transforms the landscape of advanced manufacturing by allowing hands-free operation for plant floor personnel to maintain and troubleshoot industrial equipment.
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