Centre of Excellence in Automation was established in the year 2012 at the School of Engineering and Technology along with the industry partner Festo India Private Limited. The centre is aimed to enable students to develop skills and solve complex technological problems. The lab is equipped with state of the art equipments which are used in many processing and manufacturing industries. The lab caters to the need of budding automation engineers by enabling them to learn Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Electropneumatics, Electrohydraulics and Programmable logic controllers. The students trained in the centre participate in India skills competition under Mechatronics trade. The centre offers internships, value-added courses and vocational skills in mechatronics. The experts who teach students are well trained to bridge the gap between Industry and Academia.


Objectives of the Centre

  1. To meet the change in technology by upgrading the infrastructure based on the requirement.
  2. To develop Vocational and Skill development courses on Industrial Automation.
  3. To provide knowledge and hands-on experience to the student community on Industrial Automation.
  4. To prepare training courses for employees from different manufacturing and process industries.
  5. To participate in skill competitions with regards to Mechatronics and Robotics at the National and International Levels.


Functions of the centre

  • Upgrading the laboratory with state-of-the-art facilities towards Industry 4.0 to meet the need of next-generation technologies.
  • Development of Vocational & Skill Development courses for engineering and science graduates for internal and external students.
  • Working towards endowment funds raising to upgrade the lab facility towards providing training sessions for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Value added course on Industrial Automation for engineering and science graduates.
  • Training students for Mechatronics & Robot system integration skill competition conducted by National Skill Development Corporation and Karnataka Skill Development Corporation
  • Training employees from the process and manufacturing industries near Kengeri campus. (Industries in and around Kumbalgodu and Bidadi Industrial Estate)
  • Conducting online/offline workshop in engineering institutions.
  • Internship for students from School of Engineering and Technology & other colleges.


Our Team

Dr Manikandan P
Head of the Centre – EEE Department
Mail id:
Mobile: +91 8904191138

Dr Vinay Jha Pillai
ECE Department
Mail id:
Mobile: +91 9164076123

Mr Gurudas
CSE/IT Department
Mail id:
Mobile: +91 8088629592


Mr Ramesha
Mechanical/Automobile Department
Mail id:
Mobile: +91 9916231820

Mr Haneesh
EEE Department
Mail id:
Mobile: +91 9731121921





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