Jalandhar, May 22, 2015: “India can easily fulfill the aim behind ‘Make in India’ campaign which a simple gesture saying No Talk Only Action. For this, the country should focus on increase in prosperity for source of wealth, capable workers, Capital investors, systematic operations and other footsteps to reach the mark of making in India,” a special address was given by Dr David Wittenberg, Founder University 4.0, USA on “Innovations in Make in India”. Being an innovation expert he expressed ways & means through which India could realize the dream of Make in India at two days 2nd International Multi-Track Conference on Sciences, Engineering & Technical Innovations.
CT Institute of Engineering, Management & Technology (CTIEMT) under the patronage of CT Group of Institutions, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Punjab Technical University (PTU) organized at its Shahpur Campus. 600 Researchers, Academicians, Resource persons and Delegates from United States, Finland, Sri Lanka, Iran, Zambia, South Sudan shared their research work. They presented their valuable Research/Contributions/Scope/Opinions related to advancements in Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Applied Sciences and Management. In this mega conference, as many as 700 research contributions were received from delegates out of them only 257 were accepted by the peer review committee and were published.
IMTC-15 is an annual event of CT Group of Institutions which showcases the research outcomes of the rigorous scholarly work done by Researchers and Academicians which encompasses celebrated speakers sharing Knowledge & Global Practices. The conference lays emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship which is considered as the motor of the economy in the modern knowledge-based society.
Dr. Manoj Kumar (Group Director, CT Institutions) welcomed the guests his salubrious words at the inauguration ceremony. He presented his address on Make in India. He said that the key decision factors for manufacturers are size of market and access to market, good infrastructure, availability of skills, stable and competitive fiscal regime and ease of doing business. ‘Make in India’ campaign is based on D3 - Democracy, Demographic Conditions & Demand concept for inviting foreign companies to invest, to start new factories & to develop Infrastructure in India.
The welcome address was followed by the releasing the research proceedings and CD’s of IMTC-15. After that, there was key note address of Mr. Rukmal Weerasinghe (Faculty of Mgt & Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka) who shared his views on the Systematic View of Innovation: Role of Universities in the NIS of Developing Countries. He said that this is an attempt to review the role of universities in the knowledge production process, not in a fragmented and isolated manner but from the integrative and collaborative aspects. In addition, he critically reviewed the role of universities in the present context and emphasized on the importance of stronger interactions with the business sector through the establishment of interface units such as incubators, business support services and consulting units, and joint research/technology programs. He said that the findings of the present study shall be instrumental in strengthening the universities and other research and development institutions to build up the national knowledge infrastructure required towards promoting innovation.
Besides a special address, renowned management guru and speaker Mr. David Wittenberg Founder-University 4.0 conducted a workshop on “How to make students industry ready” to enhance the teaching/learning quality. In this workshop he trained faculty members how to bridge the gap between the industry demand and the available skill set. He shared that by Improving our teaching techniques with innovative approaches will help to make students industry/work-ready.
The conference consisted of an invigorating Panel Discussion on “Make in India – A Call for Innovation” where eminent panelist namely Dr. Juhani Nieminen (Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland), Mr. David Wittenberg (Founder University 4.0, USA), Mr. Rukmal Weerasinghe (Faculty of Mgt & Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka), Dr. H.S. Saini (Guru Nanak Institutions, Ibrahimpatnam), Mr. Sudhir Gera (Director – Operations, IEC Kirloskar Gensets), Dr. Sandeep Vij (DAV University, Jalandhar) with others shared ways to realize the Make in India campaign. The practical ways of following the path to succeed this campaign were shared in detail.
They discussed the points related to the campaign as it aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub, discussed the ways by which the government’s initiative to increase the share of manufacturing to 25 percent of GDP by 2022 from the current 12 percent can be achieved, which is expected to result in the creation of 100 million jobs.
S. Charanjit Singh Channi (Chairman, CT Group of Institutions) welcomed the dignitaries and showcased their privilege in providing podium to the participants from various institutes of India & abroad. He said, “The deliberation and ideas of experts would be the guiding foot-prints for many to make a world class representation of bringing up the innovation and taking India to another level.”
Friday, May 22, 2015