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Become a Digital Manufacturing Expert

  • Get the IISc AdvantageLearn from IISc Faculty, experts in Product Design and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Science and Automation
  • Hands-On Learning Experience Practitioner’s curriculum supported by Lab Demonstrations and Exercises using State-of-the-art Digital Tools at IISc Smart Factory Labs
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Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

  • Demand67% Manufacturers Accelerated Digital Projects During Pandemic
  • GrowthDigital Manufacturing Market to Cross $767 Billion by 2025
  • RoIDigital Manufacturing Reduced Machine Downtime by 50%

Worldwide, Industry 4.0 is fuelling the emergence of smart factories across diverse industry verticals, including FMCG, automotive, healthcare, aerospace, defence, etc. The adoption of connected and intelligent digital technologies further enables smart factories to enhance productivity, profitability, compliance, and customer delight.

The digital manufacturing industry is growing and is expected to reach $767.82 billion by 2025. India, among other countries, views manufacturing as vital to the country’s digital transformation strategy. With smart factories re-imagining manufacturing jobs, there is a growing need for professionals savvy with emerging technologies to lead the digital transformation in the sector.

The PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in Digital Manufacturing and Smart Factories aims to build an ecosystem of such professionals. It is a 5-month programme coordinated by the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), a research and technology-intensive design and manufacturing department at IISc. Participants will learn from a Faculty Group spread across the Product Design and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Science and Automation Departments at IISc.

The programme is delivered in an experiential learning format comprising Masterclass Lectures, Lab exercises using Comprehensive Digital Tools and Project implementation at the IISc Smart Factory Labs.

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Global Demand for Industry 4.0 Professionals

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Learn from Accomplished Academia

The curriculum will be taught by an impressive IISc Faculty Group bearing academic accreditation from premier institutions
and trained in the best laboratories around the world.

  • Amaresh Chakrabarti


    Design Synthesis, Eco-Design, AI and Data Analytics, Product Informatics...

  • B Gurumoorthy


    CAD, Product Informatics, Computational Metrology, Computer Aided Prototyping...

  • Abhra Chowdhury


    Robotics & Automation, Collaborative Mobile Robots, Human-Robot Collaboration...

  • Manish Arora


    Biomedical Devices, Co-Design, Collaboration, Open-Source Design...

  • Pradipta Biswas


    Human Computer Interaction, User Modelling, Multimodal Human-Machine Interaction...

  • Abhijit Biswas


    Biomedical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Haptics, Electronics and Instrumentation...

  • Rina Maiti


    Human Factors Engineering, Biomechanics, Product Design, Medical Engineering...

  • Koushik Vishwanathan


    Advanced Manufacturing and Finishing Processes, Experimental Mechanics, Metrology...

  • Satyam Suwas


    Processing-Texture Relationship, Deformation and Thermo-Mechanical Processing...

  • Thulasi Raman K H


    Additive Manufacturing Machine and Process Development, Electron Beam and Plasma Processing of Materials...

  • Ashitava Ghosal


    Kinematics, Dynamics, Control and Design of Robots and other Computer controlled Mechanical Systems...

  • Haresh Dagale


    Embedded systems, TCP-IP Networking, Wireless Networking, VoIP, Audio-Video Streaming, Security...

  • G K Ananthasuresh


    Compliant Mechanisms, Design Optimization, Topology Optimization, Mechanisms and Kinematics...

  • Vishal Singh


    Building Information Modeling, Design Computing and Cognition, Elements of Design...

  • Ramesh Hansdah


    Real-Time Operating Systems, Distributed Computing Systems, Computer Networks...

Real-World Curriculum

Practitioner’s curriculum includes masterclasses by IISc Faculty, Use Cases, Experiments with
Digital Tools, Case Studies, and Capstones for effective learning


  • Industry 4.0
  • Digital
  • Electronics
    and Mechatronics
  • AI, ML,
  • IoT and
    Digital Twin
  • AR/VR/MR/Haptics
  • Robotics and
    Autonomous Systems
  • Additive
  • Design for
    Additive Manufacturing
  • Cybersecurity

Learning Supported with Digital Tools

  • Metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Polymer Additive Manufacturing
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)
  • Industrial
  • Collaborative
  • PLM Suite and COMSOL
  • ThingWorx and Dimo Maint
  • CNC
    Milling Centre
  • Metal
    Laser Router

Lab Exercises and Demonstration

  • IISc Smart Factory
  • AR/VR/MR/Haptics
  • IoT and
    Digital Twins
  • Advanced Machining
    and Metrology
  • Robotics and
    Autonomous Systems
  • Digital
  • Additive
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronics, Mechatronics
    and Industry 4.0

From Diverse Job Roles

Vice President
Technology Lead Technical Manager
Sr. Principal
Solution Lead
Senior Manager
Senior Instrumentation Engineer

From Top Organizations

Emerson Automation
Tata Steel
Godrej and Boyce
John Deere India
Reliance Industries

From Across Indian Cities


Find out why professionals want to join the programme

  • I want to learn about the digital technologies that help improve overall productivity of the manufacturing process. Gowtham H S
    Industrial Engineering
  • The curriculum covering Mechatronics, Robotics topics will guide me to build solutions around Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Sethuraman Swamynathan
    Beverage company
  • The programme will equip me with expertise required to solve on an average SME shopfloor issues using data and technology. Usha Mohanty
    Manufacturing Technology
  • I want to enhance my expertise in analytics and work with startups that contribute to Industry 4.0 growth. Abhishek
  • I am eager to know how manufacturing sector is using Industry 4.0 tools and techniques. Vilas Surse
    Building Material Company
  • I would like to implement my IoT and ML learnings to adopt Digital factory concept in my organization. Krishnanada
    Engineering Design

Who is eligible?

  • EducationB.E./M.E./B.Tech/M.Tech or
    an equivalent degree
  • ExperienceMinimum 1 year industrial experience

Ideal For

  • tick-iconProfessionals working in manufacturing industry mainly in Strategic and Managerial roles
  • tick-iconProfessionals working across IoT, Product Design, Materials, Mechanics and System Design functions in Automotive, Aerospace, FMCG, Pharma/Medical Equipment Production, Energy, Metals and Mining, and Oil and Gas – potential sectors for deployment of Digital Manufacturing and Smart Factory concept
  • tick-iconProfessionals aiming for career transition and willing to explore Industry 4.0

Your Learning Journey

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The selection for the programme will be done by IISc and is strictly based on the
eligibility criteria and the motivation of applicants as expressed in their statement of purpose.

Fee with Flexible Payment Options

  • Domestic Participants ₹2,50,000
    Scholarship Fee
  • International Participants $4,000
    Scholarship Fee

  • Smart Factory Fee ₹60,000
  • $850

12-Month 0% EMI availableNominate your Employee to Avail Special Benefits GST as applicable

Smart Factory Fee: For use of facilities including consumables

Campus visit fee will be based on actuals and to be borne by the participants

Application fee of ₹2,000

Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

About IISc

  • QS World University
    Rankings #1 (2022)*
  • University (2016, 2020 and 2022)
    Research University (2022)
  • 2 Bharat Ratna
    Awardees (1954, 2014)
  • Times Higher Education #1
    University in India (2020)
  • RUR
    World #62 (2020)

*Based on metric of Citations per Faculty

IISc is India’s premier institution for advanced scientific and technological research and education. It was granted the Institute of Eminence status in 2018. It is one of few Indian institutions to get featured in world university rankings consistently. For more information about IISc, visit

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM)

The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing is the design and manufacturing face of IISc, that trains students in developing systemically-complex, technologically-intensive, and socially-impactful and sustainable solutions. It has been ranked alongside the design schools and research centres in Stanford, Delft, Cambridge and CMU. The programme will be coordinated by CPDM and taught by a Faculty group teaching at the Product Design and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Science and Automation Departments at IISc.

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About TalentSprint

  • 10 Years of
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