Chennai, located in the southern region of India, is known as the “Detroit of India”due to its excellent harbor and high-quality workforce. Many Japanese companies (including automobile manufacturers and electronics / EMS manufacturers) have established a presence there, and it is therefore an ideal location for training practical global engineers. As a result, Chennai was selected as a strategic overseas base for NUT. Through a shared understanding of the Gigaku concept, NUT strengthened collaborations with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. In 1956, the German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India. The first Indo-German agreement in Bonn, West Germany for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras was signed in 1959. IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8,000 students and 1,250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country. The Institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organised in a unique pattern of functioning. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras. The campus is located in the city of Chennai, previously known as Madras. Chennai is the state capital of Tamilnadu, a southern state in India.
The needs of the current world are increasing at an ever faster rate and the demand from the research and academic community has never been greater. This is a unique collaborative research program between Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) which will give graduates/scholars a platform to exchange ideas, discover novel opportunities, reacquaint with colleagues, meet new friends, and broaden their knowledge in the area of Electrical /Mechanical/Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Research today has to be contemporary and contextual, catering to the demands of today while making steady progress of knowledge. I congratulate NUT and IITM for their enthusiasm with which they have gone about organizing this collaborative research program and wish them all success.
IIITDM Kancheepuram is a young Institute established by Government of India in 2007 and declared as the ‘Institute of National Importance’recently. IIITDM Kancheepuram offers Design Centric Engineering Design oriented academic programs leading to undergraduate (B.Tech), dual degree (B.Tech+M.Tech), and post graduate (M. Des) degrees in the computer, electronics, and mechanical engineering specializations in addition to doctoral programs in interdisciplinary areas. The innovative academic programs and equipped laboratories attract best brains from all over India. Located at the outskirts of vibrant city, Chennai, the green rated campus is experiencing dynamic growth in the state of the art academic, residential and recreational infrastructure development.
The dynamics of market and technology demand the new product development in a short period and Industry’s look for young and creative minds to meet the expectations. The technical education at IIITDM is through experiential learning approach facilitating enhanced interactive learning that imparts design thinking much needed for the next generation engineers. The interactive teaching learning process followed in theInstitute encourages learning from the real world by facilitating interaction with peer groups, open resources and discussion. Situated at the outskirts of dynamic city, Chennai, the energy efficient new Institute campus provides best environment for learning and safe and enjoyable for the students who arrive from different parts.