IIT-Kgp, Britain’s WMG join hands to promote ‘Make in India’

Kharagpur, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) will start a collaborative programme with Britain-based Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) to promote the ‘Make in India’ campaign, an official said.

As part of the project, IIT-Kgp will launch a manufacturing centre to promote ‘Make in India’, the institute’s director P.P. Chakrabarti told media persons here.

The manufacturing centre is proposed to be funded by industry sponsors for whom the IIT will conduct research and development of technology for commercialisation and manpower training.

“An executive programme is being discussed to be hosted by the centre in collaboration with WMG and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited wherein an executive will spend six months in the collaborative university, six months at IIT-Kharagpur and do one year’s project at the concerned industrial house,” Chakrabarti said.

The programme is available for experienced industry professionals.

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