About AIA


  • Automation Industry Association (AIA) founded in 2004, is India’s apex automation industry body, with nearly 50 high tech automation companies. It has been at the forefront of creating new platforms that impact the nation’s competitiveness in manufacturing and infrastructure.
  • The technologies they represent encompass electrical automation, mechanical automation, continuous and batch process automation, robotics, machine vision, assembly and material handling systems, sensors, controllers, actuators, communication devices, HMI, real-time software, simulation, training, and a host of interface and supporting sub-systems.
  • It has pioneered the vendor-neutral approach in developing Educational Curriculum for universities and is promoting Industry Practices and Skills consonant with Global Standards.


AIA ‘Campus Connect Program’


  • AIA ‘Campus Connect Program’ is an industry guided program for the students of science and engineering. This program has been conceived with a vision to help academia to better educate, properly train and enrich the human capital of our country that would be deployed by factories of the future.
  • AIA ‘Campus Connect Program’ envisages establishment of “Competency Development Centers (CDC)” for training in the state of art automation technologies for proliferation and promotion of contemporary education in automation.The network of CDCs under AIA Campus Connect are instrumental in training and development of new generationsupporting global training standards and creating a pull for aspiring youth to build value for themselves and the nation.
  • AIA has established state-of-the-art integrated CDC in VESIT. VESIT-AIA CDC allows student to gain practical experience of working on the key sub-systems that they would actually encounter in the industry. It includes emerging Sensing technologies, Motion control, HMI, SCADA and Actuators.


Read press release of National Skill Development Corporation, (NSDC), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

Pneumatics components and module by “FESTO”


Sensor components and module by “PEPPERL+FUCHS”


PLC+HMI (Controls and Visualization) module by “SIEMENS”


Motion Control module by “B&R”


VESIT-AIACDC at a glance

  • Eleven faculties from various departments
  • Regular course at the beginning of every semester
  • Regular inspirational and guidance lectures by industry professionals working on automation
  • Internship arrangement for several students
  • Expert lectures by industry veterans
  • Hands-on practical sessions by industry professionalsworking on automation
  • Motivation for project ideas and its review by industry experts
  • Lab available to students for practice and system development

VESIT-AIACDC at a glance

Rohit Kashyap
Electronics Engineering Student

I am one of the members of the second batch and my experience was extremely good. I am from electronics engineering with little information about Instrumentation, Pneumatics and PLC etc. But I was very comfortable as faculty was very considerate and patience enough to solve basic doubts which was very helpful since I was not from the field. Teaching experience was very much industry oriented and the content of the course was very much up–to date. Knowledge I gained from this course increased my confidence and helped me in development and testing of my Semi-Autonomous Pipeline Exploration Robot (SAPER). Our team was Runner-up in NIYANTRA 2016. Thanks for the guidance and support given by VESIT-AIA faculties. I would definitely recommend this course for my juniors.


I was always interested in automation. Joining this course was an extension of my interest. Better than expected the course helped me in getting a better outlook of the automation industry. Being an intern in Siemens Ltd, Thane was an added bonus. Internship was offered to me through VESIT-AIA. Systems and technology used in Siemens Development Center is same as those available in VESIT-AIA lab. Overall this course has given a direction to my passion in automation.

Umesh Giri
Instrumentation Engineering Student


Basic automation course was very helpful to me. It has given confidence to me to work on PLC, HMI &motion control systems. Because of this course I got good exposure to automation engineering and I got selected in Reliance Industries. This course is very much beneficial to improve your placement chances.

Avinash Batra
Instrumentation Engineering Student