IIT Kharagpur Students Fill SolidWorks Workshop with Energy and Skill

Mekanika, IIT Kharagpur India SolidWorks Workshop
As SolidWorks expands across India, more and more students are learning SolidWorks skills thanks to educators that open their classrooms.  

 Mekanika, IIT Kharagpur India SolidWorks Workshop 2

150 engineering students from IIT Kharagpur participated in a SolidWorks Workshop.  Students demonstrated energy, enthusiasm, and skill in this interactive event.

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My colleague, Gurpreet Singh, Territory Technical Manager for SolidWorks, instructed students on how to create parts, assemblies, drawings, and to simulate models in real world conditions. 

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The students tested what they learned in a timed Model Mania skills competition.  Winners received a copy of the SolidWorks Student Edition. 

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I was happy to see young women engineering students learning SolidWorks too.

All the students were given a Certified SolidWorks Certification Exam voucher.  With more practice, the students will be able to take the CSWA exam and obtain the credential to help get the best jobs. Customers like DEMECH Esscano Power and Essae-Teraoka demand highly skilled engineers that have SolidWorks skills.

Pictures of this workshop are on Team Mekanika, IIT Kharagpur Facebook page, 

Thank you SolidWorks Team India for giving so many engineering students a great opportunity for their future.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education Community, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of the Education Community, SolidWorks. She is responsible for global development of curricula, content and social outreach for the SolidWorks educational products across all levels of academia.
  • http://profile.typepad.com/weewilly Corporal Willy

    Fantastic. I love to see stories like this. I know it happens elsewhere around the world too. SolidWorks might someday be taught as a serious subject in the classrooms of 4th and 5th grade. I have taught my neighbors six year old how to use SolidWorks, so I know it is possible. Nice article.

  • Siva Praneeth V

    Hello Mr. Willy
    Glad that you love it. I liked the support SolidWorks gave us. All I had to do was ask SolidWorks education team to conduct a workshop at our institute (IIT Kharagpur). There was an immediate positive response and after a few talks, date of the workshop was decided. I hope to receive more support from SolidWorks education team in the future.

    And yes, it is possible to teach solidworks to the kids. It has already started in Japan. Easy to use interface makes this possible.
    (http://blogs.solidworks.com/teacher/2013/01/solidworks-japan-starts-young-engineers-at-age-9.html).