Siemens and BML Munjal University, Haryana Open a Center of Excellence

By Sharada Prahladrao

Acquisition or Partnership

Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business and BML Munjal University in Haryana  have joined hands to open a Center of Excellence at its Haryana campus.  This center will offer nine labs in fields such as design & validation, advanced manufacturing (PLM/digital manufacturing), robotics, automation, mechatronics, process instrumentation, electrical & energy saving, CNC controller programming, and pneumatics & hydraulics.  This center is being designed as a complete learning solution facility to build specific skills and equip students with expertise in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.  Siemens offers a set of solutions that can connect intelligent product and production lifecycles with virtual tools to enable physical production.

With the Center of Excellence, BML Munjal University and Siemens are working to build a world-class integrated skill development infrastructure and update technical education curriculum to be more aligned with industry needs.  The center will also improve faculty competence, develop an industry-academia partnership, and help students compete on a global turf.

The coursework is designed to empower students with the required competencies in product lifecycle management, product engineering design, robotics, and automation, while enhancing experiential learning opportunities.  The CoE is designed as a hub for developing and applying new methodologies and technologies in engineering education and research in all aspects of PLM.

With its focus on research, the BML Munjal University has collaborated in the areas of teaching, research, and student programs with four national labs as well as with Fraunhofer of Germany – Europe’s largest applied research organization.  The University's association with reputed corporations, such as IBM, KPMG, Axis Bank and Hero MotoCorp, makes it possible for students to gain a practical insight of the industry.


Keywords: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Engineering Design, Robotics, Automation, Digital Manufacturing, Mechatronics, ARC Advisory Group.


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