Students to be trained on PTC Product Lifecycle Management solutions.
Bangalore: PTC (NASDAQ: PMTC), the Product Development Company®, today announced that it has partnered with NASSCOM, the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPO industries in India, to train engineering students on PTC’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. PTC will provide cutting edge PLM solutions, including Windchill ProjectLink® and Windchill PDM Link® to the students of Smt. Kashibai Navale College ofEngineering (SKNCOE) in Pune. PTC, under the guidance of NASSCOM, has defined a PLM curriculum which will help the students to increase their technological literacy and master technological skills to become qualified, talented design and product engineers of the future.
“With the manufacturing base in India growing exponentially, there is a compelling need for not only theoretically trained talented engineers, but to have them thinking out of the box with innovative ideas, for which they need to be made aware and trained on the entire Product Development Life Cycle and have Process knowledge. PTC and NASSOM have recognized this need, and have come together to provide a platform for the undergraduate students to build on their engineering skills by leveraging best in class PLM solutions” said Mr. Rafiq Somani, Country Manager, PTC.
“With more than two decades of experience in developing world class engineering software products, PTC understands the value of innovative product design and management, and is pleased to be partnering with NASSCOM in providing an industry perspective to SKNCOE. This three way partnership between NASSCOM, SKNCOE, and PTC will provide an enhanced engineering curriculum to help students harness technology to become future product engineers in India’s growing manufacturing economy” said Mr. Ashutosh Parasnis, Vice President & Managing Director, PTC Software (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Rajdeep Sahrawat, Vice President, NASSCOM said, “With India’s emergence as a global manufacturing destination, ensuring a supply of industry ready engineering graduates is critical. We all recognize the importance of PLM today and we are glad to be associated with associations in making an effort to help grow India’s manufacturing sector by ensuring that the engineers of tomorrow have the skills and experience to be successful in a competitive global economy”.
With focus on developing innovated technology skills, PTC’s education initiative is hoping to inculcate a product development culture among students. Training students on Windchill ProjectLink and Windchill PDM Link demonstrates the significant role content management and process optimization has on meeting industry specific requirements for global product development. This initiative will also assist India achieve its goal of becoming an innovation hub!
“Smt. Kashibai Navale College ofEngineering is a progressive institute and we embrace this industry academia relationship which will provide the best possible education to the next generation engineers” said Dr. A. V. Deshpande, Principal, SKNCOE. “The association of PTC and NASSCOM with SKNCOE reinforces our commitment to provide the best possible education and training to our students so that they are able to achieve their career goals.
“We look forward to building a strong relationship which will benefit the young student community” said Prof. S. D. Markande, Vice-Principal, SKNCOE. “This initiative by PTC and NASSCOM will empower the young mechanical engineers of tomorrow to be industry ready and well prepared to face challenges in the globally competitive field of design engineering and manufacturing” added Prof. K. R. Borole, Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering, SKNCOE.
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