Keysight Technologies, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IEEE India to develop tools, programs and activities in terms of helping to increase technical engineering capabilities In India.
Their mutual interest is focused on workforce development, technical advocacy, and creating technical communities to assist the industry at-large.
The work will include private and government sector involvement to setup technical labs with state-of-the-art equipment, hosting seminars and creating certification programs to benefit engineering students across India. Among the various programs offered will be the IEEE Labs Initiative and Wireless Certification and Electronic Test Program.
“We understand that knowledge, skills and resources are critical to advance economic and industrial development in India,” said Mr. Sudhir Tangri, country general manager, Keysight India. “As the need for knowledge workers with high levels of technical and soft skills increases, we will require intensive focus on advancing the technical know-how and growth of individuals in test and measurement.”
“IEEE carries lot of respect and brand value in the engineering community, especially among our academic customers. We are pleased to work with IEEE India in activities that benefit this community,” added Tangri.
“Keysight’s technical competence and their wide portfolio of solutions for academia in the field of basic electronics, RF/microwave, communications, nanotechnology and optics complements IEEEs core objectives of enabling standards and education in engineering,” said Harish Mysore, director of IEEE India.
“This work further enhances Keysight’s engagement with academia. Our academic customers stand to gain with these activities between Keysight and IEEE,” said V.V. Pathy, head of business development, Keysight Technologies India. “In addition, Keysight intends to be an active part of the IEEE Bangalore chapter driving other valuable engineering community activities.”
Other programs planned include:
The technical seminars on engineering and allied sciences in areas such as radio-frequency, microwave, nano-technology and digital electronics.
Creating IEEE engineering community in areas such as aerospace and communication.
IEEE Labs Initiative
The initiative, in partnership with other private and government stakeholders, plans to set up six to eight nodal centres (IEEE labs) across India. The program will focus on electronic design, semiconductor/VLSI, EDA technology, RF/wireless technologies and will be targeted towards undergraduate, graduate and research students in initial stages.
This program will enable students across India to use the IEEE labs for various purposes, including hands-on projects on design, testing and compliance through practical implementations. In addition, the program will provide facilities for testing of new technologies and improvement of practical skills of engineering students. These labs will act like nodal organizations designed to serve the student community in a particular region.
Wireless Certification and Electronic Test Programs
IEEE and Keysight Technologies will work together in promoting the wireless certification and electronic test programs. IEEE and Keysight will combine efforts on the IEEE WCET program of the IEEE Communications Society. Keysight will also launch the RF certification initiative.
The WCET program in India will include the infrastructure required to teach and test students and to ensure they have the design and measurements skills they need to be industry ready.