The Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public
enterprises is tying up with IIT (Kharagpur) to establish a centre of
excellence on advanced manufacturing for heavy industries. The same is being
done under the Make in India initiative.
Babul Supriyo, Union Minister of state for Heavy Industries
and Public enterprises said that “East has a dearth of centers of excellence as
compared to west and southern India. Being a representative from the east, I am
committed to bring the benefit of the centre schemes here”.
Joint Secretary of the department Vishvajit Sahay said that “through
this centre, local industries would work with IIT K for the requirement of
Director IIT K said that “The centre would look into the
current and future research and development needs of heavy industries. High
quality standards would be maintained in the centre”.
“The institute will focus on R&D and share the same with
the industries for commercialization. We will also promote the start ups”, the
The centre of excellence will receive 80% of the funding from
the centre and the rest has to be raised by the stakeholders.