Autodesk signs MoU with IIT-Madras

Autodesk signs MoU with IIT-Madras

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Chennai, India, 27 March 2007: Autodesk on tuesday signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, for establishing a ‘Centre of Excellence’, for promoting innovative design and research.

Autodesk has invested Rs one crore to set up a COE and a ‘Design Finishing School’ at IIT-M for engineering students, IIT-M Director M S Ananth told reporters here today during the signing of the MoU.

Under the agreement, IIT-M and Autodesk will undertake joint research projects and conduct outreach programmes for small and medium enterprises to improve design and engineering skills of professionals to make them globally competitive.

Autodesk will provide computing infrastructure, 3D design software, industrial design tools and assist the institute in developing design courseware, Paul Mailhot, Senior Director Worldwide education programs, Autodesk Inc, said.