The partnership is expected to contribute significantly to the advancement of EV technology and education in India, fostering a sustainable future for mobility.
Servotech Power Systems Ltd. has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lloyd Institute of Engineering and Technology. The collaboration aims to drive research, education, training, and innovation in the field of electric vehicle (EV) technology and charging infrastructure. As part of this partnership, the company will establish a Research and Development (R&D) Lab and a Centre of Excellence dedicated to EV charging technology and infrastructure within the Lloyd Institute’s campus. This initiative is designed to promote practical experience and industry exposure for students by offering internship and job opportunities.
The company plans to set up and operate a charging station on the Institute campus. Equipped with a 14 kW EV charger suitable for two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers, this station will provide free charging services to students and faculty. It will also be accessible to the general public and students from nearby institutions, fostering a sense of communal benefit and encouraging widespread EV adoption. The R&D centre’s goals include fostering innovation, raising awareness, sensitizing individuals to EV technology, and upskilling students according to industry requirements. It will offer training programs, organize seminars, and host workshops to share knowledge and insights in the field. The collaboration will bridge the gap between education and industry innovation.
Additionally, the establishment of the EV charging station will demonstrate the real-world application and accessibility of EV charging infrastructure, contributing to India’s goal of becoming a nation powered by electric vehicles. Arun Handa, Chief Technical Officer of Servotech Power Systems, expressed optimism about the partnership, saying, “By leveraging Servotech’s expertise and the academic excellence of the Lloyd Institute, the R&D centre will become a catalyst for groundbreaking technological advancements in the rapidly evolving field of EVs. We look forward to creating a collaborative ecosystem that benefits students, faculty, and industry professionals alike.”
Manohar Thairani, President of the Lloyd Institute of Engineering and Technology, emphasized the importance of this collaboration, stating, “This MoU represents an Industry-Academia collaboration aimed at developing the skills of fresh talent in the field of EVs. The Lloyd Institute is committed to skill-based education and has established centers in emerging areas such as EV, Li-ion Batteries, and Drone technology. This collaboration with Servotech Power Systems will provide real exposure and understanding to students in the EV sector, bringing us closer to our country’s dream of being an EV-powered nation.”