Salient Features of CEMS:
1. Technology Focus: The Maritime and Shipbuilding CoE focuses extensively on the end – to – end activities involved in Ship Design, Manufacturing, Operations, MRO, Port Logistics, Dry Dock Lay outing, Port Automation, Piping, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Electrical, Pumps and Motors related to Ports. Apart from the above, these technologies can be used by other industries such as Heavy Engineering, Oil & Gas, and Steel & Mining, etc.
The CoE horizontally covers the breadth of technology involved through establishing a cyber-physical infrastructure involving the following labs in functional domains of learning: Product Design and Validation, Advanced Manufacturing, Test and Optimization, Dimensional Accuracy Control System, Nesting Productivity Improvement, Hull Design, Research Machine Shop, Automation, Mechatronics, Welding Technology, Robotics, Process Instrumentation, Electrical and Energy Saving, Pneumatics and Hydraulics, Virtual Reality, Pumps training systems, Piping Training Systems and Radars. This enables learners to get exposed to vast areas of competency development and enables greater opportunities to develop expertise.
2. Industry Relevance: Each lab provided in the CoE is backed by an Industry leader specializing in that particular technology or domain and helps in providing lab design, subject matter & technology consulting expertise and Intellectual Property. This helps in keeping the pedagogy, technology and content relevant to current and futuristic trends in various areas of competency creation.
3. Pedagogy: The learning model combines the following four elements of pedagogy to create an ideal, learning environment. First, Creation of a self paced personal learning environment through facilitated interactive virtual training. Second, Cognitive Apprenticeship mode of training facilitated by practical training at the lab on physical equipment/software. Third, creation of a community of practice through contextual learning& promoting knowledge sharing through the course delivery mechanism. Finally, Self- Directed Interactive Digital Training with modular structured courses allowing easy incorporation of updates and upgrades, standardized course material that reduces dependency on trainer availability/quality and trackable reports & certification. The pedagogy sustains learner engagement through guided activities, voiceover and do it yourself exercises, it is based on 3D visualization and helps in increased cognition and involvement and can be scaled across additional centres across the country. Past experience has demonstrated that drop in learning lead-time with success probability of first action on ground increases by 50%.
4. Competencies created & Industries serviced: The framework will create general and specialist competencies in the areas of ship structure basic and detailed design, ship structure manufacturing, routing HVAC systems design, multi-discipline validation and simulation, digital shipyard optimization, shipyard logistics, ship program and product management, hull assembly, supply chain management, 1D and 3D virtual and physical testing, ship building block analysis, nesting productivity improvement, hull design, CNC programming and machining, PLCs, HMI, SCADA, pneumatics and hydraulics, various types of welding technologies, robotics, factory concepts like process instrumentation, electrical systems and energy saving methods, pump systems and piping systems.
While most of the above competencies are specific to the shipbuilding, ship repair and port ethos, some of them are also relevant for dual use into industries such as automotive, industrial machinery, heavy engineering, industrial automation, aerospace and defense, process industries, steel, mining, etc.
5. Socio-economic impact: The capacity of infrastructure proposed can train 10,512 trainees in one year. This provides an immense potential for the country, the industry and the people in the coastal economic zones to up-skill and re-skill themselves in relevant marketable technology at the CoE for employment in India’s shipbuilding and allied sector, and also other dual use anchor industries in and around the port development areas.
Not only this, the international accreditation of courses offered in the CoE, would equip the students and working professionals with an opportunity to work in the global shipbuilding and allied sectors.
The potential being created and a conducive environment for anchor industries around port areas will lead to further investments across the coastal geographies. This would generate employment as a direct impact, would lead to creation of suppliers and dependent economies around as an indirect impact and affect creation of supporting urban infrastructure due to spending as an induced impact.