Cyient, a global digital, engineering and technology solution provider, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) to collaborate on skill enhancement training for the student community. One of the primary objectives of this industry-academia partnership is to leverage Cyient’s industry expertise to create a pool of skilled workforce in computer aided design, computer aided engineering product lifecycle management and electrical system development domains that are equipped to meet industry needs. This collaboration will play a key role in shaping the future of the maritime industry in India.
Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ayush, recently announced a comprehensive plan to surpass 10,000 million tonnes per annum port capacity by 2047. The Union Government has also identified an investment opportunity of more than Rs 10 trillion in the maritime sector of the country and has the potential of creating more than 1.5 million employment opportunities.
CEMS and Cyient cooperation will facilitate effective utilisation of the intellectual capabilities of the faculty of CEMS and members of Cyient, providing significant inputs to each other in developing suitable teaching/training systems, upgradation of labs and technologies, keeping in mind the needs of the industry.
This MoU will serve as an invaluable bridge between academia and industry, connecting talented individuals with job prospects and research opportunities, ultimately driving innovation and progress in the ever-evolving landscape of modern industry.
Prabhakar Shetty, chief digital officer, Cyient said “Building a robust technology infrastructure is vital in the maritime industry, where new age digital ideas are transforming vessel design, construction, and maintenance. Shipbuilders are adopting cutting-edge technologies like 3D modeling, intelligent products, AI-driven maintenance, and sustainable energy solutions to enhance efficiency, safety, and sustainability. Adoption of new age applications and best practices from other industries will help this industry leapfrog to the next phase of growth.”
“Collaborating with CEMS, we can create fertile ground for learning, innovation, and hands-on project exposure and employment opportunities. Cyient is committed to equipping participants with diverse skills and industry knowledge to contribute effectively to their chosen field’s evolving landscape”, Shetty further added.
Sethu Madhavan, chief executive officer and managing director of the CEMS said, “Joint skill enhancement training initiatives between CEMS and Cyient is a powerful means of fostering industry insight, technological assessment, and innovative platforms while simultaneously opening doors to employment opportunities. CEMS will collaboratively work with Cyient on the creation of industry-relevant course materials, ensuring that the training aligns with the latest market demands and creating a dynamic ecosystem where participants gain access to a comprehensive understanding of industry trends and emerging technologies while maintaining a strong focus on academic rigor.”