On 11th February 2018, Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU), Jaipur, announced an MoU with India’s first 3D Printer developer and a startup company Aha3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Under this partnership, in the first phase, Aha3D Innovations is setting up 3D Printing Lab, and will be training the BSDU’s students on making of 3D Printers. In the second phase, the MoU envisages utilization of the strength of students to manufacture the 3D Printers of various models for Indian market. In the third phase, one R&D Center on 3D printing will be set-up for the students at the BSDU Campus.
The application of 3D Printing is in high demand in the industries like manufacturing, construction, IT, education, arts, automotive, fashion and consumer electronics. With this MoU, BSDU and Aha3D Innovations have also envisioned to build country’s largest 3D printer, of build volume 2.5 X 2.5 X 2.5 m at the campus, by the students.
Highlights of the BDSU – Aha3D Innovations
Mr. Jayant Joshi, President Trustee of BSDU said, “The Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU) works on a unique concept of building dual system of skills education (Swiss Dual System) where major focus remains on practical industrial training along with theory. The objective of bringing in the dual system of education is to make students ‘job ready’ unlike the conventional education system. While we are committed in our vision and mission of skill development, MoUs with industrial partners will strengthen such contribution of BSDU to the Skill India Initiative.”
Mr. Akash, Founder of Aha3D Innovations said, “Currently the 3D printing market is very small comparing the full potential of $12 trillion manufacturing sector globally. As per the industry intelligence, the 3D printing and prototyping technology is the next big thing and it is going to disrupt the conventional market in a big way. As per a market intelligence solution firm, 6Wresearch; Indian 3D Prototyping & Materials market is projected to reach over $62 Million by 2022. Our endeavor in nurturing talent at BSDU will be utilised to serve the upcoming market demand of 3D printing nationally and globally.”
Dr. SS Pabla, President of BSDU said, “At BSDU, we provide best of the training with a concept of ‘one student on one machine’. Depending on industrial requirements, we create talent pool of students under our Bachelor of Vocational programme. This emphasizes on offering a curriculum that is flexible and not stringent like the way in the conventional education system. Every trainee is offered a chance to continue the programme once they have enrolled; without having the fear of losing the number of years of and even continuing their industrial projects or jobs in case they receive an offer.”