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Bridging the academia, industry gap: Students, faculty attend industrial interaction session 

Participants from AIMETC, Jalandhar attend technical sessions organised by The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) Chandigarh Chapter



Bridging the gap between industry and academia is of paramount importance in today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world. Industry and academia have distinct roles and perspectives, but their collaboration is crucial for the growth and progress of both sectors as well as budding professionals. The collaboration between academia and industry enables the transfer of knowledge, skills, and resources in a mutually beneficial manner. It allows academia to stay relevant by aligning their curriculum with industry needs and emerging trends. 

Thus, students and faculty from Jalandhar’s Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering Technical Campus (AIMETC) attended technical sessions organised by The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) NR and IIF Chandigarh Chapters held at Hotel AB Clarks Inn, Jalandhar.

From AIMETC, Dr. Rajneesh Arya, Dean, Mr. Kanwal Khehra, Head-Training & Placements, and Mr. Arun Dutta, Head Corporate Relations & Outreach, attended the session along with the MBA, MCA and B Tech students.

Second year MBA students Himanshu, Ravi Singh, Nitin, Harsh along with Simran (MCA II), Gulshan (BCA) VI), Ajay (BCA II), Anurag (BTECH-CSE 6), Shubham (BTECH-CSE 6), Harsh (BTECH-CSE 6) and Akansha Shubham (BTECH-CSE 6), Ritesh (BTECH-CSE 6) and Simranpreet (BTECH-CSE 6).

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The attendees embarked on an enlightening journey into the world of foundry technology. The theme for the session was ‘Low-cost Automation of Core Making Machine and Optimum Utilisation of Green Sand Activities’. The sessions were delivered by officials from Makewell Technomac and Vision Metal Aids Private limited, Officials from SIDBI and MSME. By exploring the realm of low-cost automation, participants gained invaluable insights into enhancing the efficiency and productivity of core making machines.

Many other renowned industrialists including Mr. Sanjeev Juneja,  Mr. Vinay Luthra, Mr. Dinesh Gupta, Mr. Pradeep Mittal, Mr. Saurabh Gupta, Mr. Salil Gupta, Mr. Balram Kapoor and Mr. Ajay Rai were also present during the sessions.

Sharing his experience, Harsh, student from MBA 2022-24 batch, said,  “The sessions proved to be a stepping stone towards bridging the gap between industry and academia, as we witnessed first-hand the practical applications of our theoretical knowledge. The practical demonstrations and hands-on activities gave us a chance to put our theoretical knowledge into action, reinforcing our understanding and nurturing our skills.”

Anurag from B Tech-CSE 6 said, “The session was very fruitful and interactive as we engaged  with seasoned experts from the industry, who generously shared their expertise, experiences, and best practices with us.”

Lastly, Dr. Rajesh Bagga, Director of AIMETC, congratulated all the participants and expressed gratitude to The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) NR and IIF Chandigarh Chapters for organising such a phenomenal event, fostering an environment of learning, and connecting us with the industry stalwarts.

The event was a resounding success, leaving all participants inspired, motivated, and equipped with practical knowledge to face the challenges of the industry. It reinforced our belief in the immense potential of collaboration between industry and academia for fostering growth and innovation.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay Newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.