Last two decades has witnessed a tremendous surge in the application of Automation Technology in Indian Industries partly as a means to reduce the cost of production and partly to improve the quality of their products so that they become competitive in the international market. This has become necessary after opening up our economy to the global market. Automation requires knowledge in drives and controls, which in turn requires insight in PLC, Sensorics and Mechatronics. Full benefit of automation can only be realized when fundamental principles governing these areas of study are properly understood.

With a view to producing trained personnel for automation in industries U. V. Patel College of Engineering (UVPCE) has gone into collaboration with Bosch-Rexroth, Germany who are market leaders in drives and control equipments. This has resulted in establishment of a state of the art training centre at CVRCE campus.

The objective of the above training program is to expose the participants to different aspects of automation and to improve their knowledge in hydraulic and pneumatic drives, logic circuits and sensor technology. The program covers both class room and laboratory components in line with those recommended by Bosch-Rexroth, Germany. The program will be conducted at U. V. Patel Campus and will offer the trainers an opportunity to handle state-of-the-art automation equipments marketed by Bosch-Rexroth.

The program is sure to be beneficial to B.Tech, Diploma and ITI students. It will not only improve their market value, but also add to their employment potential.