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Manipal Institute of Technology, Altair Forge Strategic Alliance for Mechatronics Advancements

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Manipal Institute of Technology, Altair Forge Strategic Alliance for Mechatronics Advancements

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In a groundbreaking move, the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), a distinguished institution under the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Altair, Bangalore, a global leader in simulation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence (AI). This strategic partnership, announced today, is poised to redefine engineering education and research, focusing on the dynamic realm of mechatronic systems.

The collaboration between MIT and Altair seeks to integrate cutting-edge technological expertise with academic excellence, enriching the learning and research environment. Under the agreement, students and faculty will gain access to state-of-the-art software solutions and training programs from Altair, fostering practical exposure to mechatronics design, analysis, and optimization processes.

A formal signing ceremony marked the commencement of this alliance, attended by dignitaries representing both institutions. Notable figures present included Dr. P. Giridhar Kini, Registrar, MAHE; Dr. Harish S. Kumar, Director-Corporate Relations, MAHE; Cdr. (Dr.) Anil Rana, Director, MIT; Dr. Somashekar Bhat, Joint Director, MIT; Dr. D. V. Kamath, Head of the Mechatronics Department; and representatives from Altair, including Mr. Sushil Mane, Senior Technical Director, and Mr. Ranjith Kumar H S, Sr. Sales Manager.

To symbolize the auspicious beginning of this collaboration, Cdr. (Dr.) Anil Rana inaugurated a new Postgraduate Laboratory in the Department of Mechatronics at MIT. The inauguration was accompanied by a traditional Sharada Pooja, underscoring the significance of this partnership.

A highlight of the collaboration is the ongoing training program on “Design of High-Performance Mechatronic Systems using Altair’s Simulation and Artificial Intelligence Platform,” scheduled from March 4th to 8th, 2024. Held at the M V Seminar Hall in MIT Manipal, the program aims to enhance knowledge in mechatronics system design, covering crucial areas such as AI-assisted simulation, IIOT, and digital twins. Mr. Sushil Mane, representing Altair as the chief guest, emphasized the importance of this collaboration in preparing students for future engineering challenges.

Both MIT and Altair express immense enthusiasm for this joint venture, recognizing its potential to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and industry practices. This collaboration not only elevates the standard of engineering education but also positions MIT students and faculty to drive innovation and tackle complex challenges in the rapidly evolving field of mechatronics.

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