MOU & Industry Interaction
With the advent of globalization and opening up of Indian economy to outside world, competition among industries has become stiff. To solve their engineering problems they look up now to engineering institutions. Similarly, there is an urgent need to prepare engineering students for jobs in multinational companies, by exposing them to newer technologies and engineering methodologies.
These objectives can only be achieved well by bridging the gap between industry and the academic institutions. Better interaction between technical institutions and industry is the need of the hour. This will have great bearing on the engineering curriculum, exposure of engineering students to industrial atmosphere and subsequent placement of young graduating engineers in industries across the country.
Industries and institutes have been collaborating for over a century, but the rise of a global knowledge economy has intensified the need for strategic partnerships. The Institutes are imparting the basic knowledge and skill, but the Industry-Institute Interaction will enable to undertake research by staff and students relevant to the industry.
The Industry-Institute Interaction should be designed to run for longer period for preparing the manpower of world class in the field of science and technology by inculcating the various skills required by the industry, thereby contributing to the economic and social development at large.
With several layers of collaboration being built by the government to develop the Make in India program, the manpower needs have to be fulfilled in order to witness the required development. Though availability of manpower is abundant in India, well equipped manpower with employability skills is the need of the hour. There is a need to create avenues for a close academia and industry interaction through all the phases of technology development, starting from conceptualizing to commercialization.
RCE has crafted a unique Industry-Institution Interaction initiative as one of its core pillars.
INDUSTRY-INSTITUTE INTERACTION INTIATIVES
- STRENGTHENING THE DIGITAL INDIA VISION OF THE NATION RCE HAS BEEN FOCUSING ON DIGITAL LITERACY AS A KEY PILLAR BENEFITTING THE CITIZENS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS IN ENABLING THEM TO LEAD AN EFFECTIVE LIFE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD.
- A platform that brings together the Industry Executives, Academic Leaders and Government Officers under one roof, creating a vibrant discussion forum.
- A unique platform for the Deans, Directors and Principals of institutions to learn on contemporary themes aimed at developing the new generation talent.
Scheme for Industry –Institute Interaction
- Organizing Workshops, conferences and symposia with joint participation of the faculty and the industries.
- Encouraging engineers from industry to visit Engineering Institution to deliver lectures.
- Participation of experts from industry in curriculum development.
- Arranging visits of staff members to various industry
- Professional consultancy by the faculty to industries.
- Industrial testing by faculty & technicians at site or in laboratory.
- Joint research programmes and field studies by faculty and people from industries.
- Visits of faculty to industry for study and discussions or delivering lectures on subjects of mutual interest.
- Visits of industry executives and practising engineers to the Institute for seeing research work and laboratories, discussions and delivering lectures on industrial practices, trends and experiences.
- Memoranda of Understanding between the Institute and industries to bring the two sides emotionally and strategically closer.
- Human resource development programmes by the faculty for practising engineers.
- Collaborative degree programmes.
- B.Tech. and M.Tech. Projects/dissertation work in industries under joint guidance of the faculty and experts from industry.
- Short-term assignment to faculty members in industries.
- Visiting faculty/professors from industries.
- Professorial Chairs sponsored by industries at the Institute.
- R&D Laboratories sponsored by industries at the Institute.
- Scholarships/fellowships instituted by industries at the Institute for students.
- Practical training of students in industries.
Institute and Industry Interaction
- Being a Technical Institution, it is extremely important to be connected with global network of industries and academic institutions. Roorkee College of Engineering, Roorkee have been giving equally importance to industrial interaction activities. Roorkee College of Engineering, Roorkee has strong associations with various national and multinational companies, educational and research institutes.
- Our students have been involved in industrial visits and interactions which gave them real exposure to the industries. These activities also proved fruitful as students got opportunities to interact and got guidance from eminent industry giants and skilled professionals. Such drives also help students to understand what the latest trends in professions are and what industries expect from upcoming professionals.
- In Academic year 2016-17 Roorkee College of Engineering, Roorkee (RCE) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UNIVERSIDAD ABIERTA INTERAMERICANA (UAI), ARGENTINA (SOUTH AMERICA), , for promoting and reinforcing cooperation, joint collaborative work in R&D projects, curriculum development, internships and placements, infrastructure development, improvement of research and academic programs and also exchange of experts and researchers.
- In Academic year 2015-16 Roorkee College of Engineering, Roorkee (RCE) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SIDCUL Manufacturer’s Association, UTTARAKHAND, (The state industrial development corporation of Uttarakhand Limited, which is an Enterprise of govt. of Uttarakhand) for promoting and reinforcing cooperation, joint collaborative work in R&D projects, curriculum development, internships and placements, infrastructure development, improvement of research and academic programs and also exchange of experts and researchers. Mahindra & Mahindra, Hero Honda, Munjal Showa, Bajaj, Sandhar, Alupan Composite Panel, Indo Asian Fuse gear, Hindustan Unilever, Exide Industries, Eveready Industrial Ltd, Rockman Industries Ltd, Lumex Industries, Montex Pen Industries, Hindustan National Glass & Industries Ltd and many more.
- MOU with SIDCUL (The state industrial development corporation of Uttarakhand Limited, which is an Enterprise of govt. of Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand)
- The signing ceremony was done at RCE on 29th November 2015 in the presence of the officials from SIDCUL Manufacturers Association, UTTARAKHAND. For the signing of the MoU, RCE was represented by its Chairman CA S. K. Gupta while SIDCUL Manufacturers Association, UTTARAKHAND, was represented by its Chairman.
MOU with Bhagwanpur Industries Association (BIA)
Bhagawanpur Industries Association was constituted in the year 2006. It was the time when Uttarakhand was trying to establish itself on the Industrial map of India and the Government of Uttarakhand was inviting Industries to put up their establishments here. The Govt. established SIDCUL and other industrial estates and also declared private lands eligible for setting up Industries.
Bhagawanpur was one area where no infrastructure was established by the Govt., but due to its proximity to Roorkee and the national highway linking Dehradun and Delhi, Industrialists found it more Ideal place for setting industries here and this is how Bhagawanpur came on the industrial map of India and today it can boost of having big Industries like, Ambuja Cement Ltd, Everest Industries Ltd, Hanung Toys Ltd., Godrej, Liberty Shoes Ltd to name a few.
Although industries were many and so were their problems, as there was no Government involvement in the infrastructure building and there for the Industries came under one umbrella and Bhagawanpur Industries Association was born.
MOU with confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has over 8,300 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 250 national and regional sectorial industry bodies.