HYDERABAD: The government of Telangana, driven by its commitment to innovation and sustainable development joined hands with Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS ) Pilani at the first edition of the Mobility Next Hyderabad Summit held, here in Hyderabad.
At the summit, a key MoU among BITS Pilani, Telangana Mobility Valley and Bosch Global Software Technologies Private Limited, was announced to help empower the State’s efforts of being at the forefront of exploring emerging innovations in New Mobility.
The Center of Excellence (CoE) in relation to the MoU will be established at the Hyderabad campus of BITS Pilani, which will help deliver the desired results primarily by facilitating effective collaboration among various entities.
Addressing the summit, Industries and Commerce and IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao, announced that Hyderabad will be home to India’s first ever Center of Excellence (CoE) for New Mobility.
Casting more light on the collaboration with BITS Pilani, Gopalakrishnan VC, Director Automotive and EV Sector, Industries and Commerce Department, Telangana, explains, “We recognize the importance of designing courses, research and development, and imparting training/capacity to the engineering/technology/sciences students in the areas of New Mobility, such as ADAS, embedded systems, and automotive cybersecurity. Considering BITS Pilani’s reputation and expertise in this space, it was both intuitive and informed decision by us to seek their expertise to help create highly qualified manpower in various fields related to New Mobility. We are certainly excited, as we look forward to the new developments that would take place in our State and beyond, through our enterprising TMV initiative.”
Prof. G. Sundar, Director, Off-Campus Programmes & Industry Engagement, BITS Pilani, remarked, “We have been working with the Telangana govt on a number of key initiatives. And this particular collaboration is yet another feather in the cap, as it primarily leads to sustainable development, not just from New Mobility perspective in the State and beyond, but also in terms of skilling, upskilling, and/or reskilling professionals....