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Emerson teams with Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute to tackle today’s industrial challenges
Emerson Center for Advanced Studies enables students to work on solving real-life technology issues

MUMBAI (March 22, 2016) – With an eye on promoting fresh thinking to help solve complex industrial problems, Emerson Process Management announced today that it has teamed with Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) to launch a co-innovation initiative focused on industrial and technology issues.

The new Emerson Center for Advanced Studies, located on the VJTI campus in Mumbai, will enable faculty and students to work on solving real-life industrial problems, such as energy consumption, industrial safety, plant efficiency and reliability.

Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, students will be able to work on challenges put forth by both their professors and those brought to them by Emerson and other companies. The Center is designed to promote a framework for a blend of theoretical and practical solutions. Problems that act as hindrances to efficiency and reliability can now find potential answers at the new Emerson Center for Advanced Studies.

For instance, electric production and power grid reliability are ongoing challenges in India. In July 2012, 670 million people were left without electrical power when three out of five of India’s regional power grids collapsed in the largest blackout month in history. This is the kind of high-stakes challenge the new Emerson Center will study and develop innovative solutions to help solve.

The collaboration aligns with Emerson’s support towards Skill India, an initiative by the Government of India to improve the skills training of the nation’s youth.

“We have a strong tradition of collaborating with leading universities in the countries where we operate. The Emerson Center for Advanced Studies at VJTI will help students identify common industrial and technology challenges that we face in India and develop solutions,” said Dr. Amit Paithankar, Managing Director of Emerson Process Management India. “In return, under the expert guidance of the experienced VJTI professors, the impressive student talent pool will provide us with fresh perspectives and, collectively, we believe, we will be able to generate innovative solutions to existing problems faced across our industry.”

“Working on real-life projects will provide the students a great opportunity to test their academic knowledge and learning. We are proud to be associated with Emerson and expect this collaboration to go a long way in the future,” said Dr. O.G.Kakde, director of VJTI.

The inauguration of Emerson Center of Advanced Studies (E-CAS) at VJTI was announced today in the presence of Senior Industry Leaders from the Oil & Gas and Pharmaceutical sectors along with the student-faculty body of VJTI.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include Bettis™, DeltaV™, Fisher™, Micro Motion™, Ovation™ and Rosemount™.

About Emerson

Emerson based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.