National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
Vihar Lake, Mumbai - 400087 (India).
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NITIE is India's undisputed apex institute of Industrial
Engineering. NITIE was established in 1963 by the Government
of India with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
through ILO. The institute is an autonomous body under the ministry
of HRD, Govt. of India and is governed by a board of governors comprising
of eminent personalities from Government, academicia and industry.
Since its inception, NITIE has been providing optimised solutions to
the complex problems of business and industry with special focus on improving
productivity. Over the years, NITIE has emerged as pioneer in the
fields of productivity improvement, operations and manufacturing management,
materials management, logistics and of late in the field of Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP).
NITIE conducts two full-time post-graduate courses relating to development
of top managers to take charge of the industry. The courses over
a period of time have gained a lot of command and respect in the industry.
The courses are :
The Post-graduate Programme in Industrial Engineering, PGDIE, is the
pivotal course of the institute and was introduced in 1971. It has
completed 28 years of excellence.
To flourish as a National Institute of highest standards of competence
comparable to the major institutes of the world.
To become an apex centre par excellence in education, research, training
To innovate, assimilate and adapt the latest technological advances and
developments to meet the changing requirements of industry and make them
percolate in all sectors of economy to improve standards of living and
quality of life of the people of the country.
Location: NITIE is located in the green lung natural forest area in the suburb
of Mumbai. It is around 7 kilometers from Andheri(E) on the western
suburban railways and 6 kilometers from Kanjurmarg(W) on central suburban
railway station. Being located in the commercial capital of India,
Mumbai is well connected by way road, rail and air links.
Locate in the most picturesque of Mumbai flanked by Powai Lake and Vihar
lake, the NITIE campus provides students with an ambiance that is conducive
for assimilation of knowledge. The institute is equipped with a variety
of academic and related resources that facilities the learning process.
Besides high class facilities in the class rooms and labs, NITIE has undoubtedly
the best of the hostel facilities for the full time students. The
hostel facilities include self-contained single seated furnished rooms
and facilities like mess, canteen, sports rooms, gymnasium, common room
NITIE has over 50 full time faculty members drawn from various basic
disciplines. They have diverse experience and are able to bring academic
concepts to practical problems. To supplement the academic inputs
from the core faculty, NITIE has an impressive list of visiting faculty
from industrial arena.
NITIE's library is considered to be one of the best with regard to breadth
and depth of collection of books in the field of Industrial Engineering
and general management. An excellent collection of Indian and foreign
journals is also available enabling the students keep themselves abreast
with the latest developments world-wide. This vast repertoire of
knowledge which forms the focal point of pedagogy, includes
Over 53,000 books, 7600 bound volumes and 232 current periodicals in the
field of Industrial Engineering, general management and allied areas.
Audio and video cassettes and micro film reading facilities.
A large collection of CD-Roms on various aspects of management.
OPAC facilities to the users through the software "LIBSYS".
NITIE library has an arrangement by which students have the access to the
books from the major institutes like IIT, TISS and TIFR on reciprocal basis.
Advanced Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (AMCE)
In pursuit of excellence in operation and manufacturing management,
NITIE has set up Advanced Manufacturing Centre of Excellence. This
centre has been established with a view to meet industry requirements in
the area of manufacturing and provide a technological edge to business
endeavours. The centre is equipped with
MRP-II/ERP systems of Baan-IV Triton product family. They support
a fully integrated, hybrid manufacturing environment offering integrated
applications that address a wide spectrum of manufacturing system.
ERP systems from other software majors such as SAP.
CAD/CAM software containing Pro-Engineer and Pro-mechanica to
provide solutions in the area of industrial design, mechanical design,
functional simulation, assembly management and manufacturing.
Engineering Data Management (EDM) which is a design management tool (run
in conjunction with Oracle database server) for concurrent engineering
Factory simulation Quest which is a 3D graphic based, interactive,
integrated, discrete event process simulation software which can simulate
kinematics, dynamics, mechanical and other behavioural characteristics
of manufacturing systems.
NITIE is equipped with state-of-the-art computation facilities, to complement
the class room pedagogy. It has over 100 Pentium-II based workstations
running on various platforms like Windows 95/NT, Novell Netware.
The distinct features of the computer centre include:
LAN with multiserver as open SCO-Unix, VUNET and Netware.
CAD/CAM and Unix/Linux lab.
Collection of 3GL, 4GL and other development software like Turbo C++, VB,
VC++, PB, Delphi, Sybase, Oracle8.0, Ingress 6.2 etc.
The other specialised software packages are SPSS, GPSS, PRISM, MS-Project,
YOJNA, LAYOUT, Relational Designer, Turbo-
Analyst, Lotus Notes, Factory CADD etc.
Multimedia Software like Quick Time, Director, Action etc.
NITIE has also established a Microsoft lab in technical collaboration
with Microsoft Corp. This lab has Windows NT with Backoffice.
NITIE also has NicNet connectivity through V-Sat provided by NCI.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering (PGDIE) was introduced
by NITIE in 1971 as a two year programme. Subsequently, it was effectively
restructured into an 18 months programme. The programme has completed
over 28 years of excellence. This programme is accredited by the
Govt. of India, Association of Indian Universities and AICTE and is at
par with Masters' Degree in Industrial Engineering.
Objectives of the Programme
To develop an understanding of the fundamentals of design, operation and
evaluation of organisational systems within the framework of management
To train students in the design of integrated systems.
To inculcate a systematic approach in dealing with problems in industry.
To provide a generalist perspective viewing the entirely of an organisation
as well as its place in a large environment.
Hallmarks of the PGDIE Programme
Quality of Intake: The admission to this course is on the
basis of a three stage selection procedure. The first stage involves
short listing of students on the basis of percentile score in GATE (Graduate
Aptitude Test in Engineering) conducted by IITs. Only those applicants
scoring very high in the GATE are short listed for the subsequent stages
of a Group Discussion and Personal Interview. This ensures that candidates
selected possess not only excellent academic credentials but also commendable
problem analysis and communication skills.
Cross Functionality and Systemic Approach: In a country where
there is a plethora of management institutes, this programme , the only
of its kind in India has carved a niche for itself. The cross functional
and systemic approach are distinguishing characteristics of NITIE's PGDIE
programme. No wonder this programme has provided the Indian industry
with effective organisational consultants equipped with analytical and
managerial skills over the past 28 years.
Industrial Focus: Since NITIE believes that the complexities
of the business environment can't be fully understood and solved by classroom
teaching alone, its students spend 6 months in the industry doing two real
life projects. The projects consists of one 2-months summer project
(April-June) which imparts the working knowledge of business systems and
the other 4-months final project (Sept-Dec) which provides an opportunity
to solve fairly complex business problems. The importance attached
to these projects can be gauged from the fact that leading corporate across
the country flood the students with various project offers in diverse areas.
NITIE conducts an All-India Summer Project Contest for the management
students of different management institutes all over the country under
the title Prerana. The contest is a
two day event in 7 categories such as Logistics, General Management, Finance,
Marketing, Human Resource etc. Prerana a very popular and
fiercely contested event. The Contest is fully sponsored by select
group of 20 blue chip corporate. It receives over 200 entries for
almost every category of which 5 pass the test for the final contest.
In each category there is one winner.
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