FET, MRIIRS and Electric One Mobility Private Limited have collaborated to launch the Centre of Excellence for Electric Vehicle Technology. Manav Rachna team believes in inculcating the technological spirit in students and imparting knowledge to build scientific temper in generations.
Dr. Prashant Bhalla – President, MREI together with Mr. Amit Das- Founder & CEO, Electric One Mobility Pvt. Limited. inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Electric Vehicle Technology and signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Managing Director MREI & Vice Chancellor, MRIIRS; Dr. I. K. Bhat – Vice Chancellor, MRU; Dr. Pardeep Kumar – PVC & Dean FET, MRIIRS and Dr. Naresh Grover – PVC & Dean Academics, MRIIRS were also present for the grand launch.
Incepted with a single-minded objective, Electric Vehicle Center of Excellence (COE) in association with Electric One Mobility Pvt Limited is aimed to educate, engage and elevate students to be future-ready in a changed EV environment.
Looking at the huge potential demand of professionals, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) has included an honors programme in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Electric Vehicle as a part of their regular programme. The programme includes topics such as lithium and sodium-ion battery components, motors and their controls, battery chargers, methods of charging, motor torque requirement & calculations, battery charging stations, battery swapping stations, and electric power trains.
The Induction of the programme was done by the launch of the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence (CoE) in association with Electric one Mobility Pvt. Limited where Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President MREI highlighted that “in our existence of 25 Years, Manav Rachna has always taken the lead in adopting new technologies, and we are now getting into a new dimension with the launch of the Centre of Excellence. The EV sector has received tremendous response and support from users and governments around the world and with our PM’s vision, EV is going to open new career opportunities in the country. This CoE in association with Electric One Mobility is going to integrate new modules in the existing curriculum. With industry players adopting the EV technology; as academic institutions we are truly focused on delivering the right skills set to our students and with this venture, we definitely hope for greater avenues.”
Mr. Amit Das – Founder & CEO, Electric One Mobility Pvt. Limited quoted that “core focus on the battery technology driving an EV is a major behavioral change. Inhouse adoption of EV is very important and Manav Rachna is the first University to take this step where Internship Opportunities and Job offers with Electric One and partner companies is our main agenda. Top EV manufacturers in the country are now looking for young, talented and innovative professionals and the Centre of Excellence will prove to be a strong foundation for young professionals who aspire to work in the EV industry. We also wish to empower the faculty to enhance their corporate programme for Ph.D. in the future.”
The other dignitaries present at the inauguration were Mr. Dheeraj Tripathi – Co-Founder & COO, Electric One Mobility Pvt. Limited; Ms. Sushma Tripathi – Program Head, SkillNextIndia; Mr. Satyendra Pal – Founder & Managing Director, Jeetsons Electric Vehicles Pvt Limited; and Mr. Harish Sharma – Co-Founder & Director, Jeetsons Electric Vehicles Pvt Limited.
Certification and curriculum-based experiential programme at the Centre of Excellence will cater to the much-needed skills amongst students for the ever-growing futuristic industry segment of electric vehicles.
It will provide tremendous professional and academic opportunities in the coming years and most importantly, this programme will strengthen India’s EV Vision.
In the first Phase Electric Vehicle Center of Excellence (COE) will be offering two programmes – Skill Next Programme (for skill enhancement in the area of EV) and Specialized Programme on EV for B.Tech undergraduates.
During the second Phase, short term training programmes will be introduced for Industry Professionals, consultancy services will be provided and research projects supported by government schemes will be taken up.
Electric One’s “Skill Next” is strategically backed by 20 plus Indian OEMs and supported by German Research Institutes and Innovation Centres. Enjoying the first-mover advantage, this is first-of-its-kind in the Indian education ecosystem and will immensely foster Industry’s deeper understanding between Industry and Academia.
The Centre of Excellence will be focused on two core areas like Training and Research. Various upcoming programmes at the center will offer a plethora of options for students like Certifications, Curriculum-Based Credits, Live Projects and Startup Opportunities & Funding along with great career and higher education opportunities.