The Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU), Jaipur, the only university in India to have a “Swiss Dual” education system announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jaipur-based 3D printing startup firm Aha3D Innovations to help its students manufacture 3D printers for the Indian market. Under the MoU, both BSDU and Aha3D Innovations will work together to build largest 3D printer in India with a building volume of 2.5 X 2.5 X 2.5m at the BSDU campus in addition to several other initiatives.
The MoU will be implemented in three phases. Under the first phase, Aha3D Innovations will establish 3D printing lab and train BSDU students on how to manufacture 3D printers. The second phase of the MoU seeks to make the most out of the students’ strength to manufacture 3D printers of different models especially for the domestic Indian market. Under the third and the final phase of the MoU, a Research and Development (R&D) Center on 3D printing will be established at the BSDU Campus.
Providing details of how the MoU will contribute to the “Skill India Initiative”, Mr. Jayant Joshi, President Trustee of BSDU said, “The Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU) works on a unique concept of building dual system of skills education (Swiss Dual System) where major focus remains on practical industrial training along with theory. The objective of bringing in the dual system of education is to make students ‘job ready’ unlike the conventional education system. While we are committed in our vision and mission of skill development, MoUs with industrial partners will strengthen such contribution of BSDU to the Skill India Initiative.”
Mr. Akash, Founder of Aha3D Innovations said, “Currently the 3D printing market is very small comparing the full potential of $12 trillion manufacturing sector globally. As per the industry intelligence, the 3D printing and prototyping technology is the next big thing and it is going to disrupt the conventional market in a big way. Our endeavor in nurturing talent at BSDU will be utilised to serve the upcoming market demand of 3D printing nationally and globally.”
“At BSDU, we provide best of the training with a concept of ‘one student on one machine’. Depending on industrial requirements, we create talent pool of students under our Bachelor of Vocational programme. This emphasizes on offering a curriculum that is flexible and not stringent like the way in the conventional education system. Every trainee is offered a chance to continue the programme once they have enrolled; without having the fear of losing the number of years of and even continuing their industrial projects or jobs in case they receive an offer,” Dr. SS Pabla, President of BSDU, concluded.
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