Alliance University, a private university in Karnataka, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wipro3D, the metal additive manufacturing business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), for a collaborative MBA Degree program in ‘Smart Manufacturing and Digital Leadership.’
Digital transformation has recently been given a boost in numerous companies around the world, leading to an increased demand for a workforce with competency and skills in smart manufacturing. Aeronautics, automotives, electronics, healthcare, and renewable energy are just a few examples of industries where it’s an urgent necessity.
MBA Degree Program in Smart Manufacturing
In order to ensure high resilience, improved operational efficiency, predictive maintenance analytics, and outage mitigation, these industries emphasise the importance of process automation and manufacturing digitalization. Competencies in digital manufacturing, business management, and implementation methods are all needed to meet their standards. Alliance University, in collaboration with Wipro3D, has launched a new programme in smart manufacturing because conventional BTech and MBA programmes do not teach students this critical skill.
The involvement of an industry partner like Wipro3D gives exceptional credibility to the new program. Wipro3D will be involved from the conceptualization to delivery stage enabling the students to gain insight into real-world application of additive manufacturing, data analytics, and cloud practices at various stages of product development.
Experiential learning methods, the development of solutions for the industry-defined problems, and individual and team-based projects are among the program’s distinguishing features.
Digital Transformation, Additive Manufacturing, Disruptive Technology Management, Logistics 4.0 for Reconfiguring Supply Chains, Information Security Governance, Manufacturing Operations Strategy, Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation are some of this program’s custom-developed courses.
Upon completing the program, the students would earn a regular MBA degree from Alliance University and certification from Wipro3D. Due to burgeoning interest among national and global enterprises in transforming conventional manufacturing into a smart practice, it is envisioned that the students graduating from this program would be able to eke out high-impact careers in industrial and strategic sectors.
The MoU signing ceremony took place in the presence of Dr. U. Chandrasekhar, Program Director – Addwize, Advanced Technology Centre; Mr. Ajinkya Bhosale, Manager of Wipro3D Bangalore; and Dr. Anubha Singh, Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Nivedita Mishra, Registrar; Dr. Samir Ranjan, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academics & Research); Dr. Michael James Barnes, Dean –School of Business; Dr. Rojalin Pradhan, Program Director – BBA; Dr. Sukanya Kundu, Area Chair – Operations Management, School of Business; Dr. Harinath Aireddy, Associate Professor – College of Engineering and Design, of Alliance University.
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