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Centres of Excellence declared in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

The Department of Heavy Industry has already approved four Centres of Excellence (CoE) in the fields of Textile Machinery, Machine Tools, Welding Technology and Smart pumps under the Scheme for enhancement of competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods Industry. These centres are located in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

At present Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka is developing Hi- Tech shuttle less looms. Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai is developing 11 Machine Tools Technologies while PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu is developing 3 welding technologies.

Scientific and Industrial Testing and Research Centre (SiíTarc), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu is developing smart submersible pumps.

Institutes like Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai Indian Institute of Science and Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bangalore are also engaged in working out advanced manufacturing technologies in collaboration with Industry.

Institutions for setting up Centres of Excellence (CoE) were identified in the Notification for the Scheme on Enhancement of Competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods Sector. A copy of the Notification is available in the website of the Department of Heavy Industry at dhi.nic.in

Centres of Excellence will help to increase technology depth of the domestic Capital Goods Industry and render it amenable to adoption of new high precision and more efficient ways of manufacturing.

The information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Babul Supriyo in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha last week.

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