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
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.