Manipal Academy of Higher Education signs MoU with Semiconductor Laboratory (SCL) Chandigarh to Catalyse India’s Rapidly Expanding Electronics Manufacturing and Innovation Ecosystem

Manipal, 24th May 2023: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal and Semiconductor Laboratory (SCL), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a thriving semiconductor and display design and innovation environment that will enable India to become a major worldwide centre for electronics manufacturing and design.The MoU was signed by Commander (Dr) Anil Rana, Director, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) (a constituent unit of MAHE, Manipal) and Mr Vikas Trikha, Director Semiconductor Laboratory (SCL), Mohali. The signing ceremony took place on May 17, 2023, at Mohali.

Addressing the audience at the signing ceremony, Commander (Dr) Anil Rana, Director, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), stated, “The academic programmes of MAHE are designed to help students become global citizens. Through our partnership with SCL, we aim to catalyse collab research, and promote skill development. The signing of the MOU marks a significant milestone in the partnership between MAHE and SCL. Through this collaboration, SCL will utilize its technical expertise, while MAHE will provide academic expertise. This joint effort is expected to benefit both parties in terms of acquiring technology competence, academic and research excellence, and consultancy activities”.

With Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal launching B. Tech Program in VLSI Design and Technology in academic year (2023-2024), this MoU will play an important role for preparing skilled graduates for semiconductor industry in accordance with the objectives laid out in the India Semiconductor Mission. The joint program will offer opportunities to students in the form of internships and specially designed coursework. The program will also focus on providing unique learning experiences in cutting-edge Microelectronics and VLSI technologies.

Other dignitaries present during the occasion were Mr Vikas Trikha, Director, Semiconductor Laboratory, Mohali, Professor (Dr.) Shounak De, Associate Professor-Senior Scale Professor, MIT, Manipal, Dr. Tanweer, Associate Professor, MIT, Manipal and Dr. Manish Hooda, Head Technology Development Division at Semi-Conductor Laboratory Department of Space Govt of India along with others.

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