Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. (GMDC) has been making strides to innovate through the International Center of Excellence in Mining Safety and Automation (iCEM). This partnership is not just about technology, it is a commitment to explore and develop advanced technologies like Mining 4.0, AI and digitalization to improve mining operations. Notably, this collaboration focuses on developing the necessary skills for tomorrow’s miners.
GMDC’s dedication to sustainable mining aligns well with TEXMiN’s mission to use IT and digitalization-based solutions to enhance human capabilities. Beyond technology, this collaboration aims to foster a community of skilled workforce ready to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving industry.
Operating under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems, TEXMiN brings expertise in developing practical solutions for mineral exploration and mining using cyber-physical systems.
iCEM, GMDC’s Center of Excellence, aspires to be India’s leading organization for enabling sustainable mining. Positioned at the foundation of innovation, sustainability and collaboration, iCEM represents the global shift towards complex minerals, sustainable mining practices and digitalisation.
At the core of this collaboration are people – miners, innovators and visionaries who are looking to tomorrow. In the symbolic signing ceremony IIT(ISM) Dhanbad’s Prof. Dheeraj Kumar and Mr. Anupam Jalote, Director of TEXMiN and CEO of iCEM officially announced this transformative partnership.
Mr. Rupwant Singh, IAS, Chairman of iCEM and Managing Director of GMDC expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration saying, “GMDC is delighted that its iCEM is collaborating with IIT (ISM) – TEXMiN. This partnership is noteworthy as it provides the strength of technology, academics and domain expertise to help us realize our ambitious growth plans. We believe this partnership will benefit both organizations and the wider mining community.”
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Dheeraj Kumar Dy. Director, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad and Director, TEXMiN said, “The mining industry has an important role to play in supporting mining communities to develop the skills required to fully participate in the digital economy of the future. Thus academic and industry collaboration between iCEM-GMDC – TEXMiN – IIT(ISM) will help Indian mining and metal companies in their current reskilling and upskilling programs on digital transformation and building workforce for the future and 3S mining through operation and process optimization (SAFE, Smart and Sustainable) will help achieve
GMDC and iCEM, through this collaboration, set a new benchmark for technological advancement in mining, demonstrating a commitment to nurture talent for a sustainable future.