Prof. Vivek Khanzode
Program Coordinator, PGPEX – VLFM.
PGPEX-VLFM, a one-year full-time residential post-graduate program for experienced professionals, distinctively aims to drive the upcoming manufacturing renaissance of our nation. Embedded within the program is a perfect amalgamation of NITIE’s specialized management approach and IIT Delhi’s distinguished technical knowhow. This program provides a blend of experimental and live industrial approach to create future leaders that strive to drive the next generation digital manufacturing and enable them to impact creating factors in the Industry 4.0 while aiming for “Triple Bottom Line”.
Government of India’s VLFM initiative aims to create the new age market leaders so as to drive the manufacturing sector, which is recognized as a key thrust area in 12th Five Year Plan (2012 -2017). This program has been designed at NITIE and IIT Delhi to kindle the spark of leadership and create an environment for manufacturing innovation. The curriculum is strengthened with theories, tools and models of “Breakthrough Management Approach” and “Five Step Discovery Process” envisaged by Padmashri Prof. Shoji Shiba with gurukul workshop-oriented learning from CII, domestic and international industrial visits and an 8-week summer internship program. It not only brings about a change in the thought process from small m to big M but also provides a vision to look at the invisible future through the third eye.
Technocrats with 5-12 years of domain expertise in large scale manufacturing sectors have been handpicked through a rigorous selection procedure that involves their evaluation on the basis of multiple parameters like academic background, professional achievements, Essays and recommendations through industry experts. This process again is followed by a screening examination consisting of analytical case studies and thorough personal interviews by a panel of academic & industry experts to assess the participant’s attitude, aptitude and appetite to learn the process of evolution and transformation.
With initiatives such as “Make in India” kicking in new dynamism to the markets, I am hopeful that these emerging leaders will transform to become the next generation visionaries and aid the process of the nation’s transformation.