India has ambitious plans for indigenous manufacture of several engineering products. Aerospace, defence, transportation, and many other sectors are strong drivers of this thrust. Applications of advanced lightweight composites are increasing rapidly and this trend is expected to continue into the future. This growth requires highly skilled engineers with proficiency in design, development, testing, and manufacturing of parts and assemblies involving advanced composite materials.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Ahmedabad University will offer a new Masters of Technology programme with a specialisation in Composites from the academic year 2024-2025. This MTech Programme will be housed under the Composites Centre of Excellence that Ahmedabad University has set-up in collaboration with Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association (ATIRA).
A unique feature of this MTech in Composites is that it is dovetailed with industry needs and will provide comprehensive knowledge about composites design and materials, tooling, testing, manufacturing supply chain, and quality assurance. Industry related professional practices related to testing, certification, and documentation will also be emphasised.
Upon completion of the MTech in Composites, graduates will be able to contribute to the composites industry, and subsequently rise to leadership positions. A sampling of potential employers includes ADE, ADA, L&T, Adani Defence and Aerospace, ISRO, Mahindra Defence, Arvind Advanced Materials, Tata Motors, Indian Navy, Alstom India, Bombardier India, and Siemens Gamesa.
Minimum Programme Credits: TBA