The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education at the National University of Singapore (NUS SCALE) are joining hands to create a robust, future-ready manufacturing ecosystem in India.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed on Friday, June 7, aims to enhance the overall competitiveness in relevant sectors in both countries.
The MoU will run till May 31, 2021 and will see CII and NUS SCALE jointly assess the proficiency of India’s manufacturing sector and pinpoint areas of development.
The MoU was signed at Growth Net 2019 by Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII and Professor Wei Kwok Kee, Dean of NUS SCALE, in the presence of Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, Singapore.
“This MoU with NUS SCALE would help India train professionals and students with deep knowledge on Industry 4.0 and prepare them for India Inc. and globally,” said Banerjee. He added that the collaboration will further deepen the strategic and economic partnership that India shares with Singapore.
“As advocates of future-oriented lifelong learning, we are always on the look-out for the best industrial practices, [and we] believe that CII members can benefit from the many programmes that we offer on related areas such as the newly-launched NUS Master of Science (MSc) in Industry 4.0,” said Prof Wei Kwok Kee.
The wide array of NUS development programmes will be made available to CII's network of over 8,000 member companies and leading Indian corporates. Both parties will also exchange knowledge and expertise in manufacturing technologies.
“I am pleased that we are expanding our partnership to support the transformation of India’s manufacturing sector. I hope that this partnership will support the overall development of industries in India and Singapore,” said Singapore's Minister of Education, Ong Ye Kung.