National Instruments today announced that it has established a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in partnership with Velammal Engineering College, Chennai for innovation and creativity in the field of Virtual Instrumentation. This CoE is the first of its kind in the state with a view to improve the quality of engineering education in India and spread the concept of Virtual Instrumentation. The partnership is a part of the initiatives taken by Planet NI (Nurturing Innovation) foundation.
The CoE will introduce latest industrial standard technologies and develop products which can encourage ideation and innovation in the areas of embedded technology among engineering students and technical professionals of the country. The CoE will work on research areas like embedded Industrial Control, Image Processing, Robotic System Design, Measurement & Automation, Wireless Sensor network by encouraging ideation and innovation through projects based on real world applications, access to industry events, educational workshops, and training sessions on NI LabVIEW.
While inaugurating the CoE with M.V. Muthuramalingam, Chairman, Velammal Educational Trust, Jayaram Pillai, Managing Director India, Russia & Arabia, National Instruments said, 'The establishment of the CoE will strengthen our engagement with the academia in the country. This association will help us equip students with the skills required to undertake research and development in the changing technology environment. With this initiative we will be able to contribute to the development of the limited exploratory or research-based education.'
'With acknowledgment of research intensive needs on the part of industry, meeting these needs for the future engineers is an essential part of bridging the academia-industry gap present,' he added.
Virtual instruments provide significant advantages in every stage of the engineering process, from research and design to manufacturing test. Virtual Instrumentation aids all stages of the engineering process, from research and design to manufacturing test. With this initiative the centre will offer candidates an opportunity to work to the highest academic standards and will seek to bridge the gap between the industry & the academia by creating an experiential learning environment for engineering students in the state as well as across India. Planet NI and Velammal Engineering College is committed towards developing quality engineers who can take the country forward with continuous innovations in technology.