CASE Construction Equipment, a leading brand of CNH Industrial, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Technology – Indore (IIT Indore) to set up a CASE Centre of Excellence at the campus. The association is a part of CASE’s CSR initiatives and aims to foster increased collaboration between academics and the industry for exchange of ideas, knowledge enhancement and research.
The MOU was signed by MSatendra Tiwari, Head of Manufacturing – Pithampur, CASE Construction Equipment and Professor Suhas S Joshi, Director, IIT Indore in the presence of Dr. Partha Pratim Chattaraj, Sr. Vice President, Alumni & Corporate Relation, IIT Indore. The CASE Centre of Excellence, which is scheduled to be ready by March 2024 will have a range of laboratory equipment for technical assessment contributed by CASE.
Under the MOU, IIT Indore will provide ready-to-install sufficient space with all the necessary infrastructure and required operators to run the facility to optimize the utilization to support the testing and research activities. The testing and research will be carried out by IIT faculty and students. The facility will be open for use to any other external industries or organization to enhance research and knowledge sharing.
Suhas S Joshi, Director, IIT, Indore, said, “The upcoming, state-of-the-art CASE Centre of Excellence will strategically contribute to the institute’s growth and this collaboration is poised to redefine research and development at our institute significantly.”