Aha3D & BSDU: Creating Lab for Students to Make 3D Printers
Jaipur, Feb 13 (PTI) Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU) has signed a pact with 3D printer developer and start-up Aha3D Innovations to set up a 3D printing lab and train students on manufacturing of 3D printers in first phase. In the second phase, the MoU envisages utilisation of the strength of students to manufacture 3D printers of various models for Indian market and one research and development centre on 3D printing will be set-up for the students at the BSDU campus in the third phase, a release said.
“The university works on the concept of building dual system of skills education where major focus remains on practical industrial training along with theory. “The objective of bringing in the dual system of education is to make students ‘job ready’ unlike the conventional education system,” Jayant Joshi, president trustee of the university said in the release. PTI SDA SBT.
Mr. Jayant Joshi, President Trustee of BSDU says, “The Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU) works on a unique concept of building dual system of skills education (Swiss Dual System) where major focus remains on practical industrial training along with theory. The objective of bringing in the dual system of education is to make students ‘job ready’ unlike the conventional education system. While we are committed in our vision and mission of skill development, MoUs with industrial partners will strengthen such contribution of BSDU to the Skill India Initiative.”
Mr. Akash, Founder of Aha3D Innovations says, “Currently the 3D printing market is very small comparing the full potential of $12 trillion manufacturing sector globally. As per the industry intelligence, the 3D printing and prototyping technology is the next big thing and it is going to disrupt the conventional market in a big way. As per a market intelligence solution firm, 6Wresearch; Indian 3D Prototyping & Materials market is projected to reach over $62 Million by 2022. Our endeavor in nurturing talent at BSDU will be utilised to serve the upcoming market demand of 3D printing nationally and globally.”
Dr. SS Pabla, President of BSDU says, “At BSDU, we provide best of the training with a concept of ‘one student on one machine’. Depending on industrial requirements, we create talent pool of students under our Bachelor of Vocational programme. This emphasizes on offering a curriculum that is flexible and not stringent like the way in the conventional education system. Every trainee is offered a chance to continue the programme once they have enrolled; without having the fear of losing the number of years of and even continuing their industrial projects or jobs in case they receive an offer.”
The application of 3D Printing is in high demand in the industries like manufacturing, construction, IT, education, arts, automotive, fashion and consumer electronics. With this MoU, BSDU and Aha3D Innovations have also envisaged to build country’s largest 3D printer, of build volume 2.5 X 2.5 X 2.5 m at the campus by the students.