Inauguration of ‘Kadayam S. Srinivasan’ and ‘Harivallabh Nagar’ Micro-Factories
The inauguration of the ‘Kadayam S. Srinivasan Micro-Factory’ and ‘Harivallabh Nagar Micro-Factory,’ will be held on August 12, 2022. These micro-factories have been set up through the generous donations by our alumni – Mr. Balaji Srinivasan (B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, 1993) and Mr. Sumeet Nagar (B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, 1993).
By way of context, the micro-factories form an integral part of IIT Bombay’s Maker Space initiative that intends to provide the students with an exposure to state-of-the-art thematic labs and the latest design and manufacturing practices. The objective of this project is to transform the educational experience of students by enabling hands-on learning with the help of advanced facilities akin to those found in real-world industrial setups. The micro-factories are equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, forming machines, electronic lathes, and the latest modeling software to enhance their research.