VIIT and German giant ‘IFM electronic’ sign a MOU
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Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, PUNE and “ifm electronic” group of multi-national companies headquartered in Germany, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Centre of Excellence (COE) based on “ifm electronic” group’s technologies (www.ifm.com)

Online PR News – 27-December-2012 – Pune, Maharashtra – • “IFM electronics” set up center of excellence at VIIT ( Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology)
• support in students projects,at graduate / post graduate and ph.D level would be provided by IFM electronic
• Not only the institute, local industries would also be provided by “IFM electronic”

Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, PUNE and “ifm electronic” group of multi-national companies head-quartered in Germany, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Centre of Excellence (COE) based on “ifm electronic” group’s technologies (www.ifm.com ). The Memorandum was signed by Mr. Bharat Agarwal, Director Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, PUNE and Dr. Vishwas Udpikar, Managing Director “ifm engineering”, PUNE.

IFM group of companies have worldwide recognition in the domain of automation, offering unique solutions in technological research and make of sensors, controllers, RFID identification systems and condition monitoring systems with complete applications to a variety of users. Among the end users are some of the best known industries across the globe.
Bharat Agarwal (Director VIIT) said "The Center of Excellence will provide excellent opportunities for students to perceive industrial application projects, research and development in various new applications under the area of cutting edge sensor technology. This will expedite their employability scope across disciplines". “The access to this center of excellence will be free and offered as a facility of VIIT.” He added
Dr. Vishwas Udpikar (Managing Director “ifm engineering”, PUNE), mentions
“Development of new customer value through innovative solutions, “ifm electronic” engages over 450 employees in research and development. Close cooperation with research institutions, universities has lead to over 580 patents and approx. ifm, emphasizes on high quality and innovative strength for its entire range of products accessible to all.” The students from VIIT will get chance to do internship with IFM Pune and for outstanding performance in Centre of Excellence, some students will be send to Germany as well.” He added.
“ifm engineering private limited, PUNE” (IEPL) a subsidiary of “ifm electronic gmbh” in India, focused on research and development of new products, technologies for various other group companies. MoU is between IEPL, Pune and VIIT to establish a Centre of Excellence (COE) in the field of Automation of ifm Technologies and Products”. Objective is to carry out practical teaching, research and development through students, as well as faculty members from different disciplines. Research and development based on use of 2D and 3D image sensors, image processing algorithms in automation industry, will be focused on, along with training human resources with skills relevant to ifm Technologies, products application and development. It will also help to conduct state-of-the-art research and development in technical areas. Provisions for training have been made for students as well as the staff.
Dr.Yogesh Dandawate (Dean Academics VIIT) said “The faculty members along with students will be in a position to develop expertise through image processing and advance research benefits in the same."

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