India and Russia Establish Center of Excellence

Aug 12, 2017 at 12:00am ET By Alyssa Walker

Russia and India will collaborate to build the new Center for General Engineering and Technical Training at Ranchi-based Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC). 

Why?  To train Indian engineering students in machine building and other aspects of engineering.

According to an article in The Pioneer, the idea began in 2015, and the project is in its second stage of implementation.”

A representative from Rosatom, a state corporation in Russia responsible for building nuclear plants in India, said, “[The Russian company] CNIITMASH and HEC Limited have launched the second stage of implementation of the agreement to establish the Center for General Engineering and Technical Training in India. The students will start their education program in the end of 2017 or early in 2018.”

Who’s designing the curriculum? CNIITMASH experts are currently in the process of preparing all the materials for the new course.  HEC plans to offer training space in Ranchi.  Training will take between one and four months and will be driven by CNIITMASH specialists. 

The goal? To enhance the skills of Indian engineers—and to give Russia an edge international engineering.

The Rosatom representative explained that in exchange for Indian students having the opportunity to learn about engineering, “Russian specialists, in turn, will gain a valuable experience of teaching foreign colleagues the technological skills of Russia’s engineering school, which will reinforce its image among the international technical community.”

Learn more about studying engineering in India and Russia.


Alyssa Walker is a freelance writer, educator, and nonprofit consultant. She lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family.

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