KPGU, Vadodara partners up with IG Drones to build a world-class Drone Ecosystem in India

February 1: Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel Global University (KPGU) and IG Droneshave signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)to establish a ‘Drone Centre of Excellence. It complies with the provisions of the recently drafted National Education Policy, which has expanded the scope for imparting information about drone technology through vocational courses for various age groups.

As part of this MoU, both parties have agreed to collaborate and synchronise training infrastructure with the purpose of upskilling youngsters and making them industry-ready. India will soon be the world’s Drone Hub, with a new drone ecosystem in place and a new wave of 10 million skilled young people on the way.

KPGU was established with a view to being a leading educational organization imparting holistic education to help students become responsible world citizens who are sensitive to the needs of society. It promotes participative-cum-partnership collaboration with industrial fronts & organizations like IG Drones, which provides enterprise drone solutions and pan-India training to ensure active participation in the industry.

The MoU was signed between Prof. (Dr.) Kehul Shah, Registrar, Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel Global University (KPGU) and Bodhisattwa Sanghapriya, CEO, IG Drones on Jan 31, which beamed a new varsity into the drone ecosystem in India.

According to a PwC analysis published in January 2020, India is the world’s fastest-growing drone market, with sales expected to reach $885 million by 2021. It is also predicted to reach $1,810 million by FY 2026, representing a 14.61 per cent CAGR.

This centre, which is aligned to the government’s Skill India and AtmaNirbhar Bharat initiatives, will upskill and empower drone industry youth. The IG Drones Centre of Excellence (CoE) is an initiative that aims to educate more than 10 million schoolchildren about drone technology. The skill development programmes offered by IG Drones are aimed at making India self-sufficient and ushering in a paradigm change that will see India emerge as the world’s next Drone Manufacturing Hub.

India’s drone industry is catching up to that of other countries and gaining significant traction. According to 6Wresearch, the Indian UAV market is expected to develop at a CAGR of 18% in revenue from 2017 to 23. Recent research by the global market intelligence and advisory firm BIS, also stated that the Indian drone market is expected to reach $1.21 billion by the end of 2021, which got a definite overshoot as per the figures.

As a result, it’s vital to educate Indian youth about drone technology so that they have the knowledge and tools they need. A Center of Excellence is the most effective approach to accomplish this. In addition to offering crucial skills and fostering future-ready skills, the CoE plays an important role in increasing students’ industrial awareness and giving placement opportunities in the same industry. With the introduction of the PLI Incentive and the recent boost for drone usage in agriculture as announced in the 2022 Budget, the sector will undoubtedly see new prospects.

They’re present all over the country, starting from the head office at Delhi and branch offices at Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Assam, Bhubaneswar. Being awarded as the Best Drone Consultant, IG Drones is now the leading service provider in India.

The level of technical exposure available in Vadodara, according to Shree Jagdishbhai D Patel, is “a two-way affair.” To attain industrial excellence, requirements must be channelled. With the help of a partnership or collaboration, we’ll be able to achieve so.

IG Drones CoE – It is an educational arm of India’s leading drone enterprise solution provider, IG Drones headquarters at Delhi. IG Drones COE aims to train and upskill the youth for the future of drone technology to make them industry ready and empower India’s drone ecosystem with advanced drone technology. Creating a drone ecosystem currently, has been set up in different states in partnerships with various skill development wings & Academia’s. IG Drones has offices across 6 locations and has executed 220+ projects across 26+ states in India in 13 different industries.

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