To set up a center of excellence in 3D Experience design and engineering research in the automotive sector
Chandigarh, September 6, 2013: Chitkara University, one of the leading multi-disciplinary private universities in Chandigarh, today announced the setting up of a ‘Laboratory for Advanced Design and Development in Engineering Research’ (LADDER) at its Campus in Chandigarh with the support of Dassault Systèmes and its partner Tata Technologies.
This unique initiative and the alliance to support it were announced today by Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor, Mohit Chitkara, Vice Chairman, Ankit Khurana, Director – Aautosync, Chitkara University.
Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Managing Director-India, Dassault Systèmes Anand Bhade – Vice President and Manish Kohli - AVP - Tata technologies, were also present on the occasion.
Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) is a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions while Tata Technologies isa leading global provider of engineering services and manufacturing enterprise IT.
Expressing his excitement at the association, Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Managing Director-India, Dassault Systèmes said, “India needs a skilled community of engineers to capitalise on the emerging opportunities in the automotive industry and we are delighted to partner with Chitkara University to facilitate the creation of this pool. I believe that this association will help both the students and members of the faculty, access international best practices in the area of innovative engineering and design solutions.” He added, “I hope this will be a step towards the creation of a set of professionals who would take India into the league of an international innovation hub in automotive technologies.”
Samir Yajnik, President Sales & COO Asia Pacific, Tata Technologies said; “We strongly believe that engineers with the right skills will be a critical group of professionals whom the world will look to for solutions that will guarantee a better tomorrow for all. The importance of equipping budding engineers with the right blend of fundamental knowledge and technology skills is an industry imperative and we are committed to support initiatives that help achieve the same”.
Er. Ankit Khurana, Director, Aautosync – Steinbeis Centre for Automotive Technologies said; “Through this facility, Chitkara University and Aautosync will provide hands-on training to participants using Dassault Systèmes Version 6 technology, which is intended to enhance the employability of engineering graduates in various industries. Apart from this, the Centre also intends to promote conceptual and academic projects that will be led by experienced faculty from Tata Technologies. The range of software from Dassault Systemes includes CATIA V6, DELMIA V6, ENOVIA V6 and 3DVIA Composer. The content and skills offered will also be upgraded on a regular basis with new contents, which will ensure that DS’ offering are in line with the latest industry standards and requirements.”
Chitkara University also announced the results of an SIM-CAD contest which was organised on the sidelines of its Aautofiesta, Global Automotive Week event where the launch was announced. 57 number of students participated in the event and the following were the winners in the select categories of SIM-CAD seat design-
1. Mandeep singh, 2. Angad, and 3. Jai Kumar.
ABOUT CHITKARA UNIVERSITY
Chitkara University is a leading non-profit private University of Chandigarh with campuses in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. It has been in the forefront of higher education in North India and boasts of a learning environment that represents a unique blend of distinguished faculty, brilliant students with strong industry collaborations and extensive partnerships with International Universities.
Aautosync is an automotive centre of excellence incepted at Chitkara University, formulated to provide coherent automobile knowledge with motley of practical training and theoretical demonstrations to solve, the many unanswered, out of the box queries which deplete the innovative mind. The Centre specializes in its own stream of technology and has excellent resources in terms of laboratories and expert faculty promoting academic excellence for the Automobile industry and Institution thus, enhancing the interface between them.
ABOUT DASSAULT SYSTÈMES
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 170,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.
About Tata Technologies
Tata Technologies, founded in 1989, enables ambitious manufacturing companies to design and build better products through engineering services outsourcing and the application of information technology to product development and manufacturing enterprise processes. With over 6,500 engineers, representing 17 nationalities, Tata Technologies focuses on the manufacturing industry – covering every aspect of the value chain from conceptualization to manufacturing and aftermarket/MRO support. The Company supports clients through comprehensive engineering services and IT processes and tools to manage product development and the complete manufacturing ecosystem. Tata Technologies serves clients in 25 countries, with a delivery model specifically designed for engineering and IT engagements that offers a unique blend of deep, local expertise integrated with our six global delivery centers, Detroit (USA), Coventry (UK), Pune and Bangalore (India), Stuttgart (Germany), and Bangkok (Thailand). The international headquarters is located in Singapore. www.tatatechnologies.com