Atria University, academia partner for ITEC India 2019

December 27, 2019 | Bengaluru International Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC) India 2019, the largest eMobility conference in India, kickstarted in Bengaluru today. The conference aims to help the industry transition from conventional vehicles to advanced electrified vehicles. Atria University, one of the first universities in India to offer majors in Mobility and Energy Sciences, is proud to be associated with ITEC India as their academia partner.

Mobility major at Atria University offers knowledge and industry experience in sustainable transportation choices. The major covers e-vehicles, autonomous vehicles, automative battery management systems, aerodynamics, avionics, unmanned aerial systems, and mass transportation. Another major by the University, energy sciences, with topics including energy storage, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind turbine, nuclear and wave energy, teaches extensive know-how of renewable energy. 

The ITEC, being organized by SAEINDIA & IEEE IAS, covers conversion for all types of electrified transportation, including electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs) as well as heavy duty, rail and off-road. The participants at the conference will present an array of papers across different topics, Keynote Speeches, Panel Discussion and Ride and Drive of Advanced Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. Eminent personalities from various fields such as Automotive Manufacturing, R&D Institutions, Government and Academia will be taking part in the panel discussions. Special presentation (SP) only sessions, exhibition, display of select EV with ride and drive opportunities are some of the highlights of the conference. 

Speaking about the conference, Shaheem Rahiman, CEO, Atria University, said, "We are at a watershed moment in the evolution of our society and the environment. A new world order is being shaped by technology, design, and innovation. The next generation must prepare itself in a completely new manner if it wants to survive, thrive, and find meaning in the emerging future."

He further said that mainstream higher education systems are falling short in preparing our next generation for the 21st century. These changing times demand for a change in higher education. He further added that Atria University aims to bridge the academia-industry gap for its students by merging industry knowledge and experience with classroom instruction.


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