Trimble appoints Chennai Institute of Technology as the First Educational Centre of Excellence in India

India, Mumbai, 2nd July 2015: Trimble has appointed Chennai Institute of Technology (CIT) as the first Educational Centre of Excellence in India for the company’s Trimble Buildings business segment. The main objective of this initiative is to educate technology students and ensure that the future engineers are well equipped with technology skills valued by the growing number Indian industry employers.

The Chennai Institute of Technology’s innovative teaching methods combine quality technical education with significant industrial exposure. The institute’s curriculum will include a special certification course on Trimble’s portfolio of Design Build Operate (DBO) technologies. In this course, students will learn about Trimble Buildings’ construction solutions, including the advanced Tekla Structures and Tekla BIMsight software applications. The course is intended to make the students industry-ready with skills in Building Information Modeling (BIM) skills. Moreover this approach is geared toward boosting the adoption of BIM within Indian construction industry.

Nirmalya Chatterjee, Executive Director & COO Trimble Buildings SAARC said “We believe in educating the next generation with the latest technologies, and this partnership will not only benefit the students but also provide the industry with a larger talent pool. Together with CIT we’re ensuring that the best professional education is offered to students keen on joining the industry. This new Centre for Excellence allows enables technology experts to upgrade their skills, which will benefit the industry in the future”.

Trimble will assist CIT to set up a technology lab in the college, which will allow students to learn construction software solutions such as Tekla Structures for structural and civil engineering, SketchUp for architecture and Vico Office for project time and cost estimation. Trimble in India will also conduct training sessions at CIT to enable faculty members and students to explore Trimble’s DBO technology.  Additionally, refresher seminars will keep them regularly updated on newer advancements.

Rajan Aiyer , Country Manager, Trimble SAARC said “Trimble endeavors to apply state-of-the-art technology solutions involving positioning, communications, sensing and analytics to the work processes of  traditional industries like Agriculture, Engineering & Construction, Field solutions, and Transportation & Logistics to transform the way they work. Our newly launched Trimble Buildings India entity will facilitate the use of such innovative solutions in vertical construction markets in India“.

Mr. P Sriram, Chairman, Chennai Institute of Technology said, “We are happy to be appointed as the First Educational Centre of Excellence in India by Trimble. With the growing demand for infrastructure, there is a need to adopt new technologies such as BIM which will not only minimize the errors but will also help in enhancing better productivity, thus creating huge demand for BIM professionals”.

For additional information, please contact:
Mitra Dutta, Business Development Manager, Phone – 022 61387777, email –

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning or location, including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

About Tekla Structures

Tekla Structures is the most advanced BIM (Building Information Modeling) software on the market. The construction industry utilizes it for creating, combining, managing and distributing highly detailed, accurate and information-rich models of all structures and all materials. The software interfaces with other solutions and manufacturing machinery, allowing the users to achieve efficient and error-free collaboration. For more information, visit:

About Tekla

Tekla Building & Construction is part of Trimble Buildings, a Trimble segment focused on technology solutions that improve collaboration, efficiency and accuracy across the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of construction. Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models to provide greater competitive advantage to the construction, infrastructure and energy industries.

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