Collaborations and MOU

Academic Collaborations


1. THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA


Academic exchange Programme between Christ University (CU) and Catholic University of America (CUA) allows a student to take up the following Programmes.


•    Bachelor of Science+ Master of Science Programmeme.
•    Master of Science Programmeme:


Student Exchange Programme- Modalities:
•    Bachelor of Science+ Master of Science Programmeme.

1.    This Programme is composed of two consecutive degree Programmes. Students of BTech from Christ University (CU) can join Catholic University of America (CUA) as international transfer student to pursue bachelor’s degree after they complete two years of engineering study at CU. After successfully completing the bachelor’s degree at CUA School of Engineering, students from CU may be allowed to pursue their master’s degree through any of the following three options:
a.    Regular Master’s degree Programme
With the approval of the department chairs, up to two over-election of engineering courses at the graduate level beyond the normal requirements in the bachelor’s Programme at CUA may be applied to the master’s degree Programme at CUA.
b.    Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programmeme.
An accelerated  Bachelor’s/Master’s Programmeme. was established to allow undergraduate students to pursue a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a shorter time than pursuing both degrees separately. The requirements are :
•    The engineering student from CU who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate studies with a minimum cumulative combined GPA of 3.2/4 at the time of application is eligible to apply for the Accelerated Bachelor’s /Master’s Programme. Eligible students can apply to this Programme only before they graduate with the bachelor’s degree.
•    After the approval of application, the student is tentatively admitted into the graduate Programme of the major of the master’s degree. The admission will become official after the student earns the bachelor degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4.
•    Once admitted into the Programme, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4 to remain in the Programme. Students with GPA less than 3.2/4 are automatically dismissed from the Programme and have to formally reapply for readmission.
a.    Joint Master’s Degree Programme:
All Master’s degree Programmes at CUA’s School of Engineering participate in a joint degree Programme that allows students to earn two master’s degree from two different concentrations. Students must satisfy all requirements for both Programmes.
2.    Students recommended by CU will have to attend an interview with CUA Programme director.
3.    Eligible CU Students who are interested will be admitted as international transfer students.
4.    To get the 50% of yearly tuition fee as scholarship assistance during the last two years of Undergraduate degree,  students must be in the top 5 percent of their graduating class and should be recommended by the CU. Students will be fully responsible for other expenses including admission fee, accommodation, books, transportation and medical insurance etc. The 50% tuition scholarship may be granted to students for one more year to pursue their master’s degree, if they successfully maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4 for their undergraduate degree.


•    Master of Science Programme:

1.    Students from CU can join CUA as international transfer student to pursue master’s degree after they complete bachelor’s degree in  engineering at CU. Students from CU may be allowed to pursue their master’s degree through any of the following three options:
a.    Regular Master’s degree Programme
With the approval of the department chairs, up to two over election of engineering courses at the graduate level beyond the normal requirements in the bachelor’s Programme at CUA may be applied to the master’s degree Programme at CUA.
b.    Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programme
An accelerated  Bachelor’s/Master’s Programme was established to allow undergraduate students to pursue a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a shorter time than pursuing both degrees separately. The requirements are :
•    The engineering student from CU who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate studies with a minimum cumulative combined GPA of 3.2/4 at the time of application is eligible to apply for the Accelerated Bachelor’s /Master’s Programme. Eligible students can apply to this Programme only before they graduate with the bachelor’s degree.
•    After the approval of application, the student is tentatively admitted into the graduate Programme of the major of the master’s degree. The admission will become official after the student earns the bachelor degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4.
•    Once admitted into the Programme, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4 to remain in the Programme. Students with GPA less than 3.2/4 are automatically dismissed from the Programme and have to formally reapply for readmission.
c.    Joint Master’s Degree Programme:
All Master’s degree Programmes at CUA’s School of Engineering participate in a joint degree Programme that allows students to earn two master’s degree from two different concentrations. Students must satisfy all requirements for both Programmes.
2.    Students recommended by CU will have to attend an interview with CUA Programme director.
3.    Eligible CU Students who are interested will be admitted as international transfer students.
4.    To get the 50% of yearly tuition fee as scholarship assistance,  students must be in the top 5 percent of their graduating class and should be recommended by the CU. Students will be fully responsible for other expenses including admission fee, accommodation, books, transportation and medical insurance etc.

2. KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Memorandum of Collaboration between Kyungpook National University(KNU) and Christ University(CU), allows the CU students to pursue their Undergraduate or Postgraduate project work in KNU.
Student Exchange Programme- Modalities:
•    Graduate and undergraduate students can apply.
•    Maximum duration of stay will be one year.
•    Students need to pay tuition fee to Christ University and will be responsible for their own personal expenses including travel, accommodation , food , living cost and health care expenses.
•    Students can opt for their study Programme at KNU in consultation with academic advisors from both CU and KNU. The academic performance will be evaluated according to the rules of the Institutions.

3. WUERZBURG-SCHWEINFURT UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, GERMANY

The agreement is to promote activities in the areas of Joint Academic Programmes, Exchange of students per semester, and Exchange of faculty and academic staff.
Student Exchange Programme- Modalities:
•    Student exchange Programme includes various forms of educational activities like project work, internships, combined thesis supervision and post graduate studies.
•    Christ University will be selecting the candidates interested and has all right to decide the number of students.
•    Students need to pay the tuition fee and accommodation and administration cost to Christ University.
•    Students will be responsible for all other expenses which include travel, living, health care and insurance.

•    Industry Collaborations(Already submitted)
•    Professional Networking

 

4. ARAI – CU Collaboration
Under MoU between Christ University, Bengaluru and Automotive Research Association of India, Pune for conducting course on B.Tech (Automotive Engineering) on 28th April 2016. This MoU states that the programme will be conducted in Christ University, Kengeri Campus by faculties of Christ University and ARAI for a period of four years. This programme will open up yet another paradigm and strengthen our interdisciplinary collaboration.

 


ARAI will depute one of its faculty members as Reseident Faculty Member as its cost for coordinating and delivering lectures to the students to this program in person or through WEBEX. The initial intake of students will be maximum of 60 in number per batch as per AICTE Norms. Succesful candidates of the program will be awarded B.Tech (Automotive Engineering) degree with the notation “In Academic Collaboration with ARAI”. Job placement for the graduates of the programme will be facilitated by the University and ARAI jointly.

 

INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS


1.RNAIPL - CU Collaboration
Under the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Christ University , Bangalore and RNAIPL (Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd.), Oragadam , Chennai , a four cylinder 65 HP class diesel engine hardware has been provided for research.  A MRP ( Major Research Project )-1302 has been sanctioned during NOV 2013  at the cost of about fifty lakhs and three years duration. The aim and objective is to ; 1) Create a state—of-the-art test facility 2) Evaluate the base line engine design characteristics  by extensive testing  and 3) engine mod by going in for a LHR ( Low Heat Rejection Engine) with the idea of providing value added inputs the existing engine in terms of better SFC (Specific Fuel Consumption) and reduced pollutants. The modification LHR engine is envisaged to be realized by coating  the  piston crown  with  zirconium  oxide  and  exhaust  manifold.  Specimen  coating  trials  are  in progress towards the goal of realizing mod engine. About a dozen thrust areas are identified. Over nine faculty and fifty students from various disciplines of engineering.

 

2. FESTO - CU Collaboration

This laboratory was established academia – industrial partnership in July 2013, with a focus and emphasis on training and giving hand on experience on various fluid powered equipments, functioning of their related valves, and circuit analysis of hydraulic system. Students are also trained on different automation systems, various applications in industries. The state of the art test facility available in the lab is one of its unique kind and helps students  to have better understanding of automation and related hydraulic circuitry.


3. BOSCH - CU Collaboration
Under the MoU between Christ University, Bengaluru and Bosch India Pvt Ltd signed on 31st July 2016, a laboratory has been established which constitutes of Wheel balancing system, 3D Wheel Alignment machine, Vehicle maintenance crane, Tyre Inflator, Engine Electrical Circuit management system, Tyre fitting machine and Cabin Air Conditioning maintenance machine.  The state of the art test facility available in the lab is one of its unique kind and helps students to have better understanding of the vehicles electrical and wheel and tyre system maintenance.

 

4. Tech Mahindra - CU Collaboration

Under the MoU between Christ University, Bengaluru and Tech Mahindra Limited signed on 27th April 2016,  a collaboration has been established which constitutes the following
1.    Establishment of Training Centres in campus.
2.    Collaborative research, instructional and extension programmes.
3.    Technical Man power Resource development.
4.    Collaborative Major/Minor Research Projects with institutes/centres of research.
Tech Mahindra will support and provide free technical training for selected faculties and students of Faculty of Engineering, Christ University on selected topics. Tech Mahindra will also support and provide resources student and faculty research projects and also accommodate students of Faculty of Engineering, Christ University for Summer Internships.


5. Tata Advanced Materials - CU Collaboration
Under the MoU between Christ University, Bengaluru and TATA Advanced Materials Limited(TAML), Bengaluru signed on 18th January 2016 a collaboration has been established which constitutes the following:
1.    Collaborative research, instructional and extension programmes.
2.    Exchange of research information.
3.    Technical Manpower Resource development.
4.    Minor and Major Research projects including funding.
5.    Collaborative Major research projects with institutes/Centres of Research.
TAML will conduct seminars and workshop on research related areas and provide required facilities for Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral Students of the University to carry out their Internships/Industrial Visits/Academic and Industry Research Projects followed by exchange of publications, laboratory and library facilities for research activity for both faculties and students of Christ University.

 

6. CU-MBRDI Daimler Truck Tear Down Facility


The Christ University – Mercedes Benz Research and Development India Pvt.Ltd, Bengaluru formally signed a MoU on August 2017 in establishing a Daimler Truck Tear Down Facility at Faculty of Engineering, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru.


This facility was formally inaugurated by Mr. Manu Saale, MD, MBRDI, Bengaluru on 20th Nov 2017. This facility is basically for training the MBRDI employees and students and faculties of Christ (Deemed to be University).
This facility is for the tear down of Daimler trucks starting with a Low Duty Truck (LDT) followed by Heavy and Medium Duty Trucks which involves the dismantling of trucks in sequence starting from cabin and Steering system, Engine Periphery, Transmission System, Electrical System and Suspension and Braking Systems.
Each part of truck will be dismantled and a deep study will be made on the design and manufacturing aspect of the particular part and further improvements will be suggested by the team dismantling the particular abovementioned system of the truck. This exercise helps in creating a bench mark of particular part of the truck and in turn it will help in creating a better design in future trucks.


This facility is equipped with advanced special tools like digital height gauge, Heavy Duty Universal Extractor (600 mm), Digital Torque Wrench (100 Nm, 400 Nm, 1000 Nm) etc. which were imported from Germany and the same are used the dismantling the parts and to inspect and make a detailed report of the dismantled parts.
The dismantled parts will be assembled again to build the truck and the exercise continues.

 

7. JNNRDC - CU Collaboration

The Department of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering, FECU, has been awarded a project by the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, for a period of two years beginning April 2018. The external project titled 'Fabrication of Advanced Ceramic Nano-coatings for Automotive Applications' to be completed by March 2020, will be carried out jointly with Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre (JNARDDC), Nagpur. The project has Dr. Parvati Ramaswamy, Professor, as the Principal Investigator, with Dr. Gurumoorthy Hebbar, Associate Professor and Head and Mr. Gowtham Sanjai, Assistant Professor from this department as the co-investigators, along with the technical team from JNARDDC. Few students from the Third and Final Year BTech (Mechanical and Automobile Engineering) are also involved in this prestigious research project team.