International Center of Excellence in Mining Safety and Automation (iCEM), Ahmedabad
International Center of Excellence in Mining Safety and Automation (iCEM), Ahmedabad is an initiative of Government of Gujarat (GoG) and envisioned to focus on Skill Development, Corporate Development, Demonstration of Technology and Best Practices, Education and Training, Research & Development, Technology Incubation & Entrepreneurship Development in Mining sector through continued innovation and excellence to facilitate industrial development in joint venture with industrial partners. The center was envisioned by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri. Narendra Modi, in the year 2013 during Vibrant Gujarat Summit – 2013. iCEM is being promoted by GoG through Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) as Principal Promoter; IIT Kharagpur and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) as National Academic Partners; University of Wollongong (UoW), Australia as International Academic Partner and TAFE Illawara, Australia as an International Vocational Education partner.
iCEM will accelerate and facilitate to create and sustain capabilities and competitiveness of individuals, industries, and organizations with a view to impact the mining society through training, consulting, advise and research to the industries in India and Overseas. The benefits of Centre’s activities will not limit to local economy but will steadfastly expand to national and international horizons.