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The Department of Production Engineering of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi (NIT-T), was working in coordination with other departments of the institute to establish a Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing, said Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT-T.

The centre will be established with industrial collaboration and support, she said speaking at a three-day international conference on ‘Contemporary design and analysis of manufacturing and industrial engineering systems,’ which got underway at NIT-T on Thursday.

The conference, hosted by the Department of Production Engineering of NIT-T, seeks to provide a platform for exchange of interdisciplinary research ideas specifically in manufacturing and industrial engineering streams.

Around 300 national and international delegates are attending the meet. Jayant Trewn, professor, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA, who is also an alumnus of NIT-T, inaugurated the conference.

Design analysis

Ms.Thomas said the conference was an important initiative undertaken in contemporary design analysis of manufacturing systems as it was relevant now.

“We are surrounded by industries. But many industries are on the verge of closure as they lagged behind in technological competence down the years. The initiative will help industries to develop a good synergistic revival of knowledge and technology. It will also provide students ample opportunities to nurture and shine in the market,” the NIT-T Director said.

M. Duraiselvam, chairman of the conference, said an MOU would be signed between Wayne State University and NIT-T for offering an integrated and joint masters programme.

P. Satiya, Head, Production Engineering Department, NIT-T, and P. Parthiban, Secretary of the conference, spoke.

The conference would focus on areas such as additive manufacturing, lean manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, finite element analysis, design and optimisation of supply chain management, composites casting welding, laser technology and surface engineering robotics.


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