Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering (MITE), Moodabidri has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Leader of Automotive Domain, Indian based Multinational corporation KPIT Technologies Ltd. The signing of MoU happened on July 5at the KPIT Bangalore office with Mr. Rajesh Chouta, Chairman, MITE and Mr. K N S Acharya, Vice President – Global Head – Education and Competency Development, KPIT, signing the MoU documents.
MITE, which has been a pioneer in providing quality Technical Industry oriented Engineering Education, and has made a mark in the Engineering education and also has been providing the students the employment opportunities with Major Global corporations. To accomplish this, MITE has previously tied up with Global Majors like SIEMENS, Bosch Rexroth, Carl Zeiss, Infosys; And now with the MoU with KPIT, the opportunities for Industry oriented training has increased multifold. As per the MoU, Final Year Engineering Students of Electronics & Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering will have Four months of practical Industry training at KPIT Campus on Automotive, Electronics Design and Development. Post the training, the students will not just be certified by KPIT, but also provide core engineering job opportunities for students excelling in the training. Also, as part of the MoU MITE Faculty will also be provided Training on niche and latest technologies at KPIT Campus by Domain experts, to enable practical oriented education to the students
KPIT, every year conducts Annual National Design and Project competition ‘SPARKLE’ for the engineering College Students, in which Students of IIT, NIT and all prestigious students participate and exhibit their innovative projects. Every year, a theme is announced, on which students are required to design and develop innovative solutions, projects. The shortlisted students will exhibit their projects to the Panelists, who are Domain experts picked across the Globe. Project Teams from MITE has been successively shortlisted for the final rounds in all the previous years. Also, in 2017, One Project Team won the Platinum Award with the cash prize of Rs. 10 Lakhs for the best project. Considering this consistent performance from the students of MITE, KPIT has selected MITE as one of the Partner college. Only 20 Colleges across the country are selected as Partner college by KPIT, and MITE is proud to be selected as one amongst them. MITE has been providing Best Technological aided trainings through the SIEMENS Centre of Excellence, the only Centre by SIEMENS in the state of Karnataka, set up at a cost of US$ 79 Million.
Also, to encourage Entrepreneruship, MITE has established an Incubation Center in the campus that provides a conducive environment for the Startups to flourish, adjust to the Business environment, compete and establish themselves in the League. The Incubation Center at MITE helps Entrepreneurs with best state of the art Industry setup, Mentors and Training. To add on, MITE is one amongst 10 selected colleges by Govt of Karnataka for setting up Incubation with a funding of Rs. 1.2 Crores, to be funded for 30 innovative ideas in three years. Also, MSME, Govt of India has selected MITE for an Incubation Program with a funding of Rs. 65 Lakhs for innovative 10 projects.
On occasion of the signing of MoU, Mr. Rajesh Chouta, Chairman, MITE said that, ‘KPIT Technologies, which is the Global leader and well known in the field of Automotives and Transportation, consumer and Electrical Goods, Energy and Resources, Utilities and High Tech and Life Sciences, has selected MITE as one amongst Top 20 Partnered colleges across India; and will impart Practical Industry oriented Training to our students. This is indeed a big milestone for us. The selection of MITE as Partner college with KPIT has been possible due to the innovative exhibit of our students at various National level Competitions, by winning awards. In future, our Faculty members also will be getting best training by KPIT which will enable them to teach latest technological trends to the students.
Mr. KNS Acharya, Global Head – Education and Competency Development, KPIT Technologies Ltd said that “KPIT’s Program for Academic Collaboration and Engagement (PACE) is a flagship program to bring in collaboration between Indian Technological Institutions / Universities and KPIT Technologies Ltd. The Program is beneficial for all the stake holders namely Students, University / Institution faculty members and Our Company. We are extremely selective about who our partners should be in this strategic initiative. MITE- Moodabidre have demonstrated their value by their students winning in our Annual innovation contest “SPARKLE” thus making us take notice of this institution. The eagerness to work with KPIT, ability make changes in the curriculum and Pedagogy methodologies in line with industry needs and more importantly strong Leadership of Mr. Rajesh Chouta made KPIT chose MITE as our PACE partner institution.”
KPIT Technologies Limited (formerly KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd) is an Indian multinational corporation headquartered in Pune, India. Popularly known as KPIT, with an employee strength of 12,000, it provides IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive and Transportation, Consumer and Industrial Goods, Energy and Resources, Utilities, High Tech, and Life Sciences companies. In automotive domain, KPIT has created well known solutions including REVOLO and India's first ARAI-certified intelligent transportation system — On-bus ITS.