Minor program in Industrial Automation and Robotics is designed to provide a broader foundation at undergraduate level to become an ambitious engineer in an industrial environment. This will amplify career prospects thus opening employment opportunities in a variety of settings. With industries struggling to keep costs down by implementing more automation, there is a strong desire to hire people with a background in robotics and industrial automation.
By increasing automation through the use of sensors and configurable robots on the assembly line, ‘smart’ factories will be able to mass produce items satisfying individual customer orders and specifications. Efficiency in productivity and quality of the product can be improved through automation and Internet-of-Things (IoT). Need of the day is to map industry requirements into the existing educational system, develop a continuous knowledge cycle that provides skill orientation on new technologies.