Prof. Ashiv Shah, Prof. & Head for TIFAC-Centre of Relevance & Excellence (CORE) in Industrial Automation & Robotics. The CORE envisages a unique partnership between Academic Institution-AKGEC, the Government- TIFAC- Deptt of Science & Technology and Industries- KUKA, SIEMENS, BOSCH Rexroth, Mitsubishi and many more industries of international repute.

He is also serving as Chief Operating Officer of AKGEC SKILLS Foundation, a section 8 company incorporated to nurture skill development initiative of AKGEC in association with NSDC, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Under this initiative, young aspirants are trained to acquire global certification and to avail international employment opportunity.

Prof. Shah has extensive Industrial experience of nearly a decade during which he has served multinational companies at different positions including Design/ System Engineer to Sr. Manager. During his illustrious career of 18 years in Academia, he has been persistently working towards setting new benchmarks in Industry Academia interface and played key role in establishing state of art facilities with eminent multinational companies.

These include India’s first Kuka Industrial Robotics Training Centre, NILabVIEW Academy, Bosch Rexroth Centre of Competence in Automation Technologies, Janatics Industrial Pneumatic Knowledge Centre, Fronius Advance Welding Technology & Research Centre, SIEMENS Advance Manufacturing Centre, & also a Centre for Additive Manufacturing in collaboration with Stratasys.