Emerson Center for Advanced Studies enables students to work on solving real-life technology issues
With an eye on promoting fresh thinking to help solve complex industrial problems, Emerson Process Management announced today that it has teamed with Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) to launch a co-innovation initiative focused on industrial and technology issues.
The new Emerson Center for Advanced Studies, located on the VJTI campus in Mumbai, will enable faculty and students to work on solving real-life industrial problems, such as energy consumption, industrial safety, plant efficiency and reliability.
Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, students will be able to work on challenges put forth by both their professors and those brought to them by Emerson and other companies. The Center is designed to promote a framework for a blend of theoretical and practical solutions. Problems that act as hindrances to efficiency and reliability can now find potential answers at the new Emerson Center for Advanced Studies.
For instance, electric production and power grid reliability are ongoing challenges in India. In July 2012, 670 million people were left without electrical power when three out of five of India’s regional power grids collapsed in the largest blackout month in history. This is the kind of high-stakes challenge the new Emerson Center will study and develop innovative solutions to help solve.
The collaboration aligns with Emerson’s support towards Skill India, an initiative by the Government of India to improve the skills training of the nation’s youth.
“We have a strong tradition of collaborating with leading universities in the countries where we operate. The Emerson Center for Advanced Studies at VJTI will help students identify common industrial and technology challenges that we face in India and develop solutions,” said Dr. Amit Paithankar, Managing Director of Emerson Process Management India. “In return, under the expert guidance of the experienced VJTI professors, the impressive student talent pool will provide us with fresh perspectives and, collectively, we believe, we will be able to generate innovative solutions to existing problems faced across our industry.”
“Working on real-life projects will provide the students a great opportunity to test their academic knowledge and learning. We are proud to be associated with Emerson and expect this collaboration to go a long way in the future,” said Dr. O.G.Kakde, director of VJTI.
The inauguration of Emerson Center of Advanced Studies (E-CAS) at VJTI was announced today in the presence of Senior Industry Leaders from the Oil & Gas and Pharmaceutical sectors along with the student-faculty body of VJTI.