Centre of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence gets state of the art technology within students' reach and builds an education eco-system for research and development through sophisticated laboratories and more. It consists of Siemens Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing, Centre of Excellence in Corrosion and Surface Engineering (CECASE), Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence, ISRO Space Technology Incubation Centre (S-TIC).

Siemens‌ ‌Centre‌ ‌of‌ ‌Excellence‌ ‌in‌ ‌Manufacturing‌ ‌

The Siemens Centre of Excellence (COE) in Manufacturing, established in 2018, operates with a primary focus of creating a robust technical education eco-system through its experience in industrial products and services The center, in direct association with Siemens, provides students with exposure to the contemporary technologies employed in today's industry. There are 12 sophisticated laboratories for Design and Validation, Advanced Manufacturing, Test and Optimization, Automation, Electrical and Energy Savings, Process Instrumentation, Mechatronics, CNC Machines, CNC Controller, Robotics, Rapid Prototyping, and Internet of Things, which provide opportunities for promising innovations.

For Registration: NITT - Registration

To check out all the available courses offered by laboratories and the procedure for application: COE-Courses

Laboratories Description
Product‌ ‌Design‌ ‌&‌ ‌Validation‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ Provides‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌powerful,‌ ‌flexible,‌ ‌and‌ ‌innovative‌ ‌product‌ ‌development‌ ‌solutions‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌industry‌ ‌through‌ ‌NX‌ ‌software.‌ ‌Supporting‌ ‌every‌ ‌aspect‌ ‌of‌ ‌product‌ ‌development,‌ ‌from‌ ‌concept‌ ‌design‌ ‌through‌ ‌engineering‌ ‌and‌ ‌manufacturing‌ ‌solutions.‌ ‌
Advanced‌ ‌Manufacturing‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ This‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌facilitates‌ ‌factory‌ ‌layout‌ ‌design‌ ‌and‌ ‌optimization‌ ‌through‌ ‌Tecnomatix‌ ‌software.‌ ‌
Test‌ ‌&‌ ‌Optimisation‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ The‌ ‌Test‌ ‌and‌ ‌Optimization‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌addresses‌ ‌complex‌ ‌engineering‌ ‌challenges‌ ‌safeguarding‌ ‌the‌ ‌balance‌ ‌between‌ ‌technological‌ ‌design‌ ‌options‌ ‌and‌ ‌functional‌ ‌performance.‌ ‌
Robotics‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ Robots‌ ‌play‌ ‌an‌ ‌important‌ ‌role‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌manufacturing‌ ‌industry,‌ ‌ensuring‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌quality‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌product‌ ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌compromised‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌production‌ ‌volumes‌ ‌are‌ ‌met.‌ ‌
CNC‌ ‌Controller‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ The‌ ‌CNC‌ ‌Controller‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌enables‌ ‌students‌ ‌to‌ ‌understand‌ ‌the‌ ‌concept‌ ‌of‌ ‌ CNC‌ ‌Programming‌ ‌and‌ ‌work‌ ‌with‌ ‌real‌ ‌Sinumerik‌ ‌808D‌ ‌controllers‌ ‌for‌ ‌Turning‌ ‌and‌ ‌Milling‌ ‌applications.‌
CNC‌ ‌Machines‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ The‌ ‌Logical‌ ‌step‌ ‌after‌ ‌learning‌ ‌CNC‌ ‌Programming‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌to‌ ‌execute‌ ‌the‌ ‌CNC‌ ‌Program‌ ‌on‌ ‌an‌ ‌industrial‌ ‌CNC‌ ‌Machine.‌ ‌
Rapid‌ ‌Proto‌ ‌Typing‌ ‌(RPT)‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ Rapid‌ ‌prototyping‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌group‌ ‌of‌ ‌techniques‌ ‌used‌ ‌to‌ ‌quickly‌ ‌fabricate‌ ‌a‌ ‌scale‌ ‌model‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌physical‌ ‌part‌ ‌or‌ ‌assembly‌ ‌using‌ ‌three-dimensional‌ ‌computer-aided‌ ‌design‌ ‌(CAD)‌ ‌data.‌ ‌
Automation‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ The‌ ‌Automation‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌allows‌ ‌the‌ ‌students‌ ‌to‌ ‌understand‌ ‌the‌ ‌requirement‌ ‌and‌ ‌functioning‌ ‌of‌ ‌Programmable‌ ‌Logic‌ ‌Controllers‌ ‌(PLCs).‌ ‌
Mechatronics‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ The‌ ‌Mechatronic‌ ‌lab‌ ‌brings‌ ‌together‌ ‌four‌ ‌departments‌ ‌of‌ ‌engineering,‌ ‌namely‌ ‌Mechanical,‌ ‌Electrical,‌ ‌Electronics‌ ‌&‌ ‌Communication,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Computer‌ ‌Science.‌ ‌
Process‌ ‌Instrumentation‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ The‌ ‌Process‌ ‌Instrumentation‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌enables‌ ‌students‌ ‌to‌ ‌work‌ ‌on‌ ‌Advance‌ ‌Automation‌ ‌using‌ ‌Distributed‌ ‌Control‌ ‌Systems‌ ‌(DCS)‌ ‌
Electrical‌ ‌&‌ ‌Energy‌ ‌Saving‌ ‌Lab‌ ‌ Siemens‌ ‌Innovative‌ ‌design‌ ‌provides‌ ‌the‌ ‌right‌ ‌frequency‌ ‌converter‌ ‌suitable‌ ‌for‌ ‌every‌ ‌drive‌ ‌application.‌ ‌
Internet‌ ‌Of‌ ‌Things‌ ‌(IOT) Lab‌ The‌ ‌Internet‌ ‌of‌ ‌Things,‌ ‌or‌ ‌IoT,‌ ‌is‌ ‌emerging‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌technology‌ ‌mega-trend,‌ ‌with‌ ‌repercussions‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ ‌business‌ ‌spectrum.‌ ‌

Centre of Excellence in Corrosion and Surface Engineering (CECASE)

Inaugurated in 2012, the Centre aims for excellence in research and consultancy through collaboration with small, medium, and large-scale industries. Keeping in mind the multidisciplinary nature of this Centre, a team of 15 faculty is drawn from almost all departments of the institute, including the Department of Management Studies. Programs offered by the CECASE include an M.S. (by research) and a Ph.D. in corrosion and surface engineering.


  • Corrosion Engineering Lab
  • Surface Engineering Lab
  • Corrosion Modelling & Simulation Lab Tribology Lab


  • High-Temperature Hot corrosion furnace
  • High-Temperature Oxidation furnace
  • Coating Thickness Measurement Unit
  • Reciprocating wear testing equipment
  • Two/Three-Body Abrasion Unit
  • Hot Air Jet Erosion Unit

Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (CoE-AI)

The Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence at NIT Trichy is focused on interdisciplinary research in Al and attempts to create solutions for crisis management, healthcare, decision support systems, and other areas which have an impact on society. For this purpose, the institute has signed an MoU with NVIDIA, and the Centre has been sanctioned projects by organizations such as the ISRO, Naval Research Board, among others.

ISRO Space Technology Incubation Centre (S-TIC)

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has set up the Space Technology Centre (S-TIC) at NIT Trichy to develop a collaborative industry-academia ecosystem for space technology in India. The Centre contributes towards research and development initiatives to the Indian Space Programme and encourages entrepreneurship among students. The S-TIC will incubate start-ups which will build applications and products that could be used in future space missions, providing valuable opportunities to the student community for developing commercially viable products for space technology.

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Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (CAMA)

Equipment Description
3D Metal Printing The dual laser AMPRO SP-500 selective laser melting based 3D metal printing system
Femtosecond Micromachining System The high ablation potential and minimal thermal damage attract the interesting applications of femtosecond lasers. The 40W Femto laser available with us can deliver 350 fs pulses which have tremendous micro-manufacturing scope in multiple industries. The frequency of the beam shall be adjusted between 1 KHz to 800 KHz
Laser Shock Peening System The 3.5 J nanosecond laser is a unique facility for shock peening to improve fatigue properties, preferably turbine components. With lower repetition rates under 10 Hz, the energy levels can reach GW/cm2.
High-Temperature Indentation Tester The high-temperature indentation tester available with the centre is an advanced surface characterization tool that utilizes nano, micro and macro loadings. An integrated In-line 3D imaging profilometer allows us to analyze surface deformation vs Time. A multi-axis force measurement allows running several standard mechanical tests such as Vickers hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Brinell Hardness tests at temperatures up to 500°C.

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