APSSDC signs MoU with Dassault Systems, a European software company headquartered in Vélizy-Villacoublay, France that develops 3D design, 3D digital mock up, and product life cycle management software. As per this MoU, APSSDC and Dassault Systems will work together to enhance the employment skills of engineering students of AP in Research & Development and Technology Implementation through an innovative 3D Experience Platform. The Mother Hub 3D Experience Centre will be inaugurated at Acharya Nagarjuna University on 10th December, 2018. Around 100000 candidates will be trained within 3 years. The total cost of the project is estimated to be 309 crores in which Dassault Systems will invest 273 crores of the cost and will offer the product and services at subsidized rate.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh will have access to Dassault Systems platform, and plans to deliver best practices and training materials on the automotive, marine & offshore, aerospace & defense sectors for the experience centre. The focus will be on training in academia for skill enabling of engineering students in the colleges and universities in Andhra Pradesh along with certification, Training the trainers in academia, Training unemployed youth for making the employment ready, Research projects undertaken by research institutes, Research projects in collaboration with the industry, Innovation hub for incubating startups for conceptualizing of products, services and technology, Engineering activities like research projects, demonstration, projects for on the job learning, 85 Industry certification courses will be offered in the domains of Aerospace, Automotive and Ship Building.
This program will benefit with the exposure of best in class software, hardware and industry practices. It will also enrich employment skills of the youth by making them ready for the job as per the requirement of the industry. The 3D Experience Centre will also foster innovation and can incubate student startups. The centre will provide ready tools & platform for R&D and new product development. In future, this program will attract investments with ready talent pool. It will also reduce the hiring and training cost by utilizing the trained students effectively. Dassault Systems also plans to organize two job fairs every year.
Totally, the program is targeted to train 1 lakh students in the next 3 years, starting 25000 students in this academic year with a world class 3D Experience Master Centre and 3 regional hubs, 53 engineering colleges totally expanding it to 100 engineering colleges in near future. Also, 25 commercial licenses, 45000 academic licenses, 4500 cloud licenses were already released. Training started from August with 144 faculty trained so far under faculty development training programs. Interested colleges can contact APSSDC for further details.