NID opens PACE centre in city

The National Institute of Design (NID),Ahmedabad,inaugurated its PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) centre in collaboration with the General Motors on Friday.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:March 14, 2009 3:49 am

The National Institute of Design (NID),Ahmedabad,inaugurated its PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) centre in collaboration with the General Motors on Friday.

The centre is aimed at providing students with practical experience to cater to design requirements of the automotive industry. The National Institute of Design is the second institution in India to join the PACE program. As part of programme,NID will receive computer-based design software,technological support and training for enhancement of art and design programs.

Director of NID Akhil Succena said,“Students can gain experience applying these concepts as they work on industry projects which eventually train them as highly-skilled,knowledgeable workers,and ready to work in this exciting field of leading-edge,open-source technologies.”

Under the educational collaboration,computerised 2D and 3D designing and engineering tools for creative designing as well as applied research will be undertaken. NID is the third international design institute in the world to have entered the PACE programme (a corporate alliance between General Motors,Autodesk,Hewlett Packard,Siemens PLM Software and Sun Microsystems) to support academic institutions.

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