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IISc & TalentSprint to train in digital manufacture-smart factory environment for pharma among other sectors

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Friday, July 9, 2021, 16:20 Hrs  [IST]

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and TalentSprint, a leading EdTech company from the NSE Group, have teamed up to build professional digital expertise for the manufacturing sectors have now announced a post graduate level Advanced Certification Programme in Digital Manufacturing and Smart Factories. This is targeted at all sectors including pharmaceuticals.

The five-month programme, coordinated by the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM) at IISc, is ideal for current and aspiring smart factory strategy and management professionals

Industry 4.0 is fuelling the emergence of smart factories globally, across diverse verticals including pharma.

Live interactive masterclass lectures on TalentSprint’s patent-pending digital learning platform ipearl.ai, hands-on labs using state-of-the-art digital tools and live project implementation at IISc Smart Factory Labs are some of the highlights of the programme.

Adoption of connected and intelligent digital technologies is transforming traditional manufacturing shopfloors into smart factories, enhancing productivity, profitability and compliance. Widespread adoption of AI, IoT, analytics, robotics, AR, VR, cyber security, 3D printing and additive manufacturing is creating a huge demand for technology savvy professionals who can lead digital transformation in the manufacturing sector.

Announcing the programme, Prof Amaresh Chakrabarti, head of CPDM, IISc, said: “ We are known for r excellence in teaching, research and industry interactions. We rank among the top design schools in the world specializing in training and development of hardware products and manufacturing systems, alongside centres in Stanford, Delft, Cambridge and CMU. Our M. Des, M. Tech, and research programmes have always attracted some of the best students from India and abroad.

“Our PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in Digital Manufacturing and Smart Factory will now allow us to offer our research expertise to train industry professionals and power industry 4.0 adoption in India. The programme will benefit from hands-on exposure and interactions with tools at IISc Smart Factory – a Common Engineering Facility Centre (CEFC) under the SAMARTH Udyog Bharat 4.0 Programme of the Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India,” he added.

Santanu Paul, CEO and MD, TalentSprint said: “Technology disruption has created newer and smarter ways of doing business in today’s interconnected world. Traditional manufacturing needs to transform into digital enterprises to meet growing customer demands, beat competition and stay compliant. In India, the manufacturing sector is vital to the country’s digital transformation strategy and Covid-19 has accelerated its digitalization. The possible realignment of supply chains away from China offers a significant opportunity for India to modernise its manufacturing. We are delighted about this programme, our fifth with IISc, which will train professionals to become key drivers of industry 4.0 and steer India towards self-reliance.”


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