TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, India, Sep 17, 2020 – The National Institute of Technology (also known as NIT Trichy or NITT)Tiruchirappalli, a leading public technical and research university, today announced it will join the University Research Alliance of Micron (URAM). URAM’snetwork ofacademic institutions and state-of-the-art government-established centers and facilitieswill focus on fostering technology innovation and advancing memory design.URAM’s efforts will be guided by Micron’s rich history of industry-defining innovations.NIT Trichy’s students will benefit from a wide range of resources to advance researchand development,including access to Micron labs, international internships and engaging mentorship from experts.
“The Micron University Research Alliance will help students bridge the gap between academic training and industrial requirements to produce an industry-ready workforce,” said Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas, director of NIT Trichy. “Additionally, Micron’s commitment aligns with NIT Trichy’s mission to promote innovation and forge global collaborations in cutting-edge research.”
“Micron’sUniversity Research Alliance is a testament to our long-term investment and commitment to India,” said Anand Ramamoorthy, managing director of Micron India. “We see tremendous potential in India’s engineering talent pooland aim to employ approximately 5,000 team members over the next four to five years to strengthen and accelerate critical engineering capabilities, tasks, data analytics, machine learning and smart manufacturing.”
Micron’s university alliance contributes to the Make in India initiative, established by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate investment, foster innovation, and enhance manufacturing and engineering skills in India. URAM will align and enhance efforts with the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog, Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge and T-Hub initiatives. In addition, URAM adheres to standards establish by the National Association of Software and Service Companies and Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association to build talent and advance skills.