Bengaluru, 26 February, 2024: The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd. have announced the partnership for launch of the ‘NMTronics Center of Excellence for Electronics Manufacturing and Skills Development’ at IIT Kanpur. This collaboration signifies a major advancement in the synergy between industry and academia, promising ground-breaking research, technological innovation, and skill development in the field of electronics manufacturing.
This initiative was formalized through the signing of the MoU by Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources and Alumni, IIT Kanpur, and Mr. Soni Saran Singh, CEO, Founder, and Managing Director of NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd, in the presence of Prof. S. Ganesh, Director of IIT Kanpur. The center aims to foster collaboration in research and development while providing advanced learning opportunities through IIT Kanpur’s learning and development programs and will be equipped with cutting-edge technology, including a fully automated Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Line.
Prof. S. Ganesh, Director, IIT Kanpur emphasized the significance of the collaboration with the NMTronics for establishing the Center of Excellence (CoE) for Electronics Manufacturing and Skills Development on campus and said “It is a significant milestone in IIT-Kanpur’s commitment to fostering industry-academia partnerships and delivering unparalleled technological expertise to students and all other stakeholders. It provides a platform for joint research, knowledge exchange, and skill enhancement, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and technological breakthroughs. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to drive socio-economic development through cutting-edge research and industry collaboration. We are grateful to NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd for their generous contribution in instituting the center and look forward to a successful endeavour “.
Mr. Soni Saran Singh, CEO, Founder, and Managing Director of NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd., expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are thrilled to announce the establishment of the “NMTronics Center of Excellence for Electronics Manufacturing and Skills Development” on IITK Campus. This initiative highlights our unwavering commitment to driving innovation and creating value for our customers. By partnering with IIT Kanpur, we are harnessing the collective expertise of academia and industry to fuel technological advancements and shape the future of the electronic industry.”
Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources and Alumni, IIT Kanpur said “IIT Kanpur appreciates the generous support and progressive approach of NMTronics in promoting Electronics Manufacturing and Skills Development. This Center will promote strong industry-academia engagement and will play a pivotal role in manpower training with current industry practices for electronic industry.”
This CoE is expected to be operational by August 2024 on the IIT Kanpur campus. It will offer support for IIT Kanpur’s course curriculum, provide advanced certification programs for industry professionals, and serve as a new product introduction (NPI) site for startups and small businesses. Additionally, the center will facilitate development in semiconductor technologies, embedded systems, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), translating manufacturing concepts into tangible reality.
As part of the collaboration, NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd. will provide technical expertise, and access to its state-of-the-art facilities for collaborative projects with IIT Kanpur. This partnership is positioned to establish an innovation-friendly ecosystem, fostering the development of cutting-edge technologies with real-world applications.