ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India and Festo India to collaborate on higher and vocational education.

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India and Festo India to collaborate on higher and vocational education.

   

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India and Festo India to collaborate on higher and vocational education.

AM/NS India and Festo India announced the signing of a MoU at the Festo Corporate Center in Stuttgart, Germany.

The partnership will focus on development of New Age Makers Institute of Technology (NAMTECH), an ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India education initiative aimed at delivering an integrated model of high-quality engineering and technical education, with special emphasis on manufacturing and sustainability. NAMTECH will start operating an interim campus in the Research Park at IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from August 2023.

NAMTECH and Festo India will work in tandem on the design and delivery of technical labs at the campus in Gandhinagar. They will also design and deliver short- and long-term academic programs, starting with a Professional Master’s Program in Smart Manufacturing, Professional Technologist Program in Industrial Automation and Trainings, matching international standards. These will enable students to participate in prestigious global competitions like the WorldSkills Competitions, showcasing their abilities on a worldwide stage.

The partnership will also work to launch programs in the areas of academic and capability development to ensure the delivery of student services, such as providing industry experts as faculty members, organising industry visits, and creating internship and employment opportunities for students in India and abroad. Festo and NAMTECH will actively promote and highlight the significance of Industrial Automation to various industries and stakeholders.

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