Centre of Excellence in Industrial and Product Design has been set up in 2013 by NPIU, under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP Phase –II), a World Bank Assisted Project in Technical Education with initial funding of Rs 5 Crores.
The Centre has the mission to encourage, facilitate interdisciplinary and collaborative research in an environment that enables a ‘love for science, technology and discovery’ so that it can develop high quality research leading to products & solutions to address the needs of industry and healthcare providers. The Centre’s aspiration to create relevant research that addresses current challenges, resulting in innovative solutions which can be implemented, is underpinned by partnering with leading organisations for its research activities such as PGIMER Chandigarh, INTEL Technologies Bangalore. Real time studies are being carried out to collect data, conduct surveys, which contribute towards understanding of the problems and issues affecting stakeholders.
The Centre is developing as a resource centre so as to become a preferred destination for industry, healthcare providers to carry out sponsored research, train & develop professional talent, proficient in the areas of ergonomics and design. The Centre runs educational and training programmes, performs outreach activities in collaboration with other academic institutions organisations such as PGIMER Chandigarh, IIT Mumbai, NITIE Mumbai.
Thematic Areas of the Centre of Excellence include the following:
- Design Applications in Medical Sciences and other Industries