The Webel-Fujisoft-Vara Centre of Excellence (CoE), is an initiative of the Government of West Bengal is aiming to create relevant skills and to harness the full scope of the technologies of Industry 4.0. It has been set up by the Department of IT& Electronics, through its nodal agency Webel, as well as the MSME Directorate, West Bengal. The project is being executed by Fujisoft Inc., Japan and Vara Technology, India. It is one of the only Centres of Excellence for four technologies of Industry 4.0, namely Data Science, Cybersecurity, Embedded Systems/ IoT, and Additive Manufacturing. The CoE brings together students, academia, industry, technology providers, and start-ups under one roof. Besides training and skill development the CoE aims to provide Corporates, MSME Unit and start-ups access to technology that can boost their productivity, product quality as well foster innovation.
The Centre of Excellence has tied-up with several global organizations and leading technology companies – both to provide the infrastructure, hardware and software as well as academic support and certification. Some of the companies in collaboration include Intel, nVidia, Boston Training Academy, Boston IT Solutions, Dassault Systemes, Stratasys, Trend Micro, Fortinet, IMI Israel, Think Cyber, Israel, to name a few. These global partners position the CoE as a true enabler for creating future- fit talent and future-ready businesses.
The world is in the midst of a significant transformation around the way we work and manufacture products. This is due to digitization of manufacturing. This transformation is being called Industry 4.0 and it represents the fourth revolution that has occurred in manufacturing. This fourth revolution will be epitomized by a range of new technologies that combine physical, digital and biological worlds. These new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies and industries. Therefore, organizations and workforce need to upscale their competitiveness by adopting the technologies of Industry 4.0. Banking on India’s strength in Information Technology and a large workforce of IT professionals, the transformative journey of manufacturing through Industry 4.0 has already begun in the country. Manufacturing today is cutting edge and requires a high level of skill. Though India depends heavily on its service sector for growth, the manufacturing sector needs to play a significant role in the Indian economy.
The Centre of Excellence has been set up as a triangulation of leading industry organizations, academia and technology providers to create relevant skills for Industry 4.0. It is India’s first technology platform which brings together the different technologies that define the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The objective of the Centre of Excellence, is to impart high quality education on emerging technologies to students, working professionals and new age entrepreneurs to upscale their competitiveness and develop highly skilled industry-ready professionals and technopreneurs.
The CoE provides a complete ecosystem for developing talent. The programmes at the CoE go beyond theory with 70% hands-on learning, giving the beneficiaries valuable real-world insights. The courses entail case-studies, real time projects as well as Capstone Projects, brought by the corporates.
The CoE offers highly specialized training to fresh graduates and working professionals, who want to learn new technologies to enhance their employability or reboot their skills to give a fresh start to their careers, either as employees or as entrepreneurs. It offers 70% hands-on training, designed to build skills. The CoE courses are industry certified in order to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the market and enhancing employability. Training is offered in various formats, which includes on-premises and online courses. The CoE offers courses of varying lengths.
People who graduate from the Certificate Programmes also undergo sessions on problem solving, decision making, negotiations skills, communication and presentation skills, understanding finance and basics of project management as well as workplace ethics. The CoE has the best-in-class infrastructure in multiple technologies with the latest hardware, software, training modules, best in the class faculty members, Industry collaboration, hands-on-training, funding opportunities for startups to truly make it the Innovation hub of India.
The CoE can help organizations drive transformation, accelerate innovation and build talent and leadership in their business through Executive Education Programmes. In the current economic context, the continuing education programmes are tailored specifically to deliver value for executives, managers, leaders and organizations. These are carefully curated programmes, delivered by experts, to create an impactful learning experience.
The CoE offers both Open Programmes as well as Custom Programmes. Open programmes are a comprehensive range of programmes from basic to advanced level, these courses cater for executives at all stages of their careers. The courses equip learners with the mindset, skills capabilities to reach the next level in their career progression and drive results in their respective areas.
Custom Programmes are tailored to an organization’s needs, objectives and specific challenges. The CoE works with the organization to design learning solutions uniquely customized to their context and the organization’s requirements in terms of the length, focus and content of the intervention.
The CoE also offers Leadership Program. These are both Open and Customized Programmes for leaders in how to use technology as a source of competitive advantage. These programmes build a working knowledge of emerging technologies as well as how these can be deployed to add value across the range of functions in an organization.
The highlight courses offered by Webel-Fujisoft-Vara Centre of Excellence (CoE)
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, is transforming how products are designed, produced, and serviced. Additive Manufacturing allows for rapid prototyping and on-demand production without any wastage. There is a huge demand for people with trained in additive manufacturing – and this demand is projected to grow exponentially.
Developing the skills to detect, respond, implement and prevent highly sophisticated attack vectors. The training programmes in the CoE use simulations and experiential learning.
The courses in Data Science provides learners with the latest skills and techniques covering a wide array of data science topics including Data Management, Big Data, Advanced statistics, Python, R, SQL, data visualization, data engineering, machine learning, deep learning and AI.
Embedded Systems & Internet of Things
Embedded Systems Certification courses introduce the concepts of embedded systems, including hardware design and software engineering principles as well as use cases and applications. They provide a clear understanding of various embedded systems, their configuration and usability.