Establishment of PTC Centre of Excellence at GNA University, Phagwara
GNA University, Phagwara in association with Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), USA added another feather in the cap by establishing the Centre of Excellence (COE), the first ever of its kind in North India based in GNA University, Phagwara. Under the benign leadership of S. Gurdeep Singh, CEO GNA Gears and Pro Chancellor GNA University, the COE is established for the upliftment of society and technical education in Punjab and NCR. Students and professionals from industrial background will get benefits of hands on training in advanced CAD/CAM/CAE technologies to hone their technical skills as per the global requirements. Even industries from Punjab and NCR can get advantage from the incorporated advanced technologies like Product Design, Digital Manufacturing, Robotics Automation, Reverse Engineering, IOT, VR, AR and many more under the COE. Adding to this Mr. C.R. Tripathy, Dean – Faculty of Design & Innovation, said “From last 14 years we are dealing with CAD, CAM & FDM Technology and providing knowledge to the students as well as professionals. Implementing robust technology will revolutionize the education sector. This kind of technology transfer to the students will make them to compete in worldwide market and help them in securing better jobs in the global world. Along with students, professionals from industrial background can also take advantage from this kind of technology.” Mr. Stefan Helf, senior Vice President and global head of PTC University, said: “It is estimated that by 2020 there will be an acute shortage of people with certifiable skills in the product design domain. Our new agreement with GNA University will allow us to help build a certified workforce of engineers, ensuring that they are recognised in the industry for their skillset and are able to take the path towards better jobs and promotions. We chose GNA University for COE after analysing that GNA is using CAD/CAM Technology from last 10 years in methodology. It also has robust infrastructure, set rules and regulations, experienced manpower and excellent placement records of the students.” “PTC has been chosen for this venture after seeing the long term connect with GNA for the last 10 years. The outstanding technical support provided by the PTC as well as its revolutionary achievements in the fields of CAD, PLM and IOT formed the basis for the establishment of the COE at GNA University. GNA University will extend its full support and services for the smooth functioning of the COE,” as mentioned by S. Gurdeep Singh Pro- Chancellor GNA University. GNA University acknowledged the presence of Mr. Kamal Batra, Director Education PTC University, South Rim for giving a thorough presentation about the clear objective of establishing PTC COE at GNA University. Mr. Stefan Helf, senior Vice President and global head of PTC University brought better clarity about the PTC COE as the first ever of its kind at GNA University and congratulated S. Gurdeep Singh Pro- Chancellor GNA University for this noble initiative in raising future engineers in and around the Phagwara city. Present also in the Press Conference were Ms. Monika Hanspal, Assistant Dean, Systems and Operations; Mr. Sameer Varma, Assistant Dean, Academic Outreach; Dr. S K Singla, Director Research; Dr. Vikrant Sharma, Associate Dean Faculty of Engineering and Dr. Disha Khanna, Deputy Dean Faculty of Liberal Arts.
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