IIT Jodhpur
Talk on "Evolution and Maturity level of R&D" in Mechanical Engineering in India - 10 April 2017

Date and Venue Information:
10 April 2017, 4 PM, Room No. 2005, Academic Block II

Title of Talk:
"​Evolution and Maturity level of R&D in Mechanical Engineering in India​" by Dr. Lokesh Agrawal, Director-Engineering, Cummins Inc. Dr. Lokesh Agrawal is working as Director-Engineering with Cummins Inc. He has spent 20+ years in engineering environment and worked in the area of R&D, engineering service, product development and product introduction in India market in the environment of both Indian and multinational company operating out of India. During his professional journey, he has worked in multiple engineering verticals (automotive, aerospace, heavy industry etc.) and in various engineering disciplines (research, simulation, performance, product development etc.). He did engineering (B.Tech. and M.Tech.) from IIT Bombay in aerospace engineering. After working with defense research lab for a short duration, did his PhD from IIT Bombay in the area of fluid flow and heat transfer.

He has spent 20+ years in engineering R&D environment. He has few publications and a patent to his credit.



Indian manufacturing sector is growing at very fast pace and technology differentiation between a developed country and developing country are getting blurred. Apart from catering to domestic market Indian manufacturing industry has increased export significantly in last two decade. In light of this manufacturing sector growth, the expectation on R&D has evolved significantly. This talk is intended to discuss how the mechanical engineering R&D has evolved on maturity scale and the expectation of business from engineering team.