Kharagpur: IIT-Kharagpur will establish a centre of manufacturing in collaboration with UK's Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), on the lines of 'Make in India' programme.
IIT-Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti said they were tying up with WMG to do research and development work in various manufacturing segments with industrial houses sponsoring the projects.
"We will also train the manpower required for manufacturing units. As part of our international tie-up, we will have masters and Phd degrees where students will be contributing to the industry while learning. We and WMG will work like a twin school," Chakrabarti told reporters here after the 61st convocation of the premier institute.
Part of the University of Warwick, WMG was led by IIT-Kharagpur alumni professor Lord Sushantha Bhattacharya.
For aerospace, the IIT was tying up with UK's Cranfield University.
Chakrabarti said they would identify key thematic areas in manufacturing sector with industry body CII.
The centre would be funded by sponsored projects from various industrial houses in the domain of manufacturing. It would make available manpower training and technology for commercialisation and would also impart masters and research programmes in future, he said.
"It will be an industry driven approach where any industry can come in," the director added.