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An initiative of the Government of West Bengal, the Centre of Excellence in Industry 4.0 is being developed by Webel, Fujisoft Inc, and Vara Technology. The CoE brings together graduate students, professionals, start-ups, corporates, technology providers and government to radically transform skill development as well foster innovation. It is located in Rajarhat, Kolkata, India.

A Unique Interface

The CoE is being set up as a triangulation of leading industry organizations, academia and technology providers to: 

     •      Create relevant skills for Industry 4.0
     •      Help transform organizations to meet the new challenges in today’s rapidly changing world
     •      Connect MSMEs to a global partner network
     •      Work with start-ups to turn ideas into businesses

The CoE will work closely with the government, which is supporting it with infrastructure and funding, to create a unique best-in-class facility. This is one of the first platforms in the Eastern part of India, which brings together the technologies that define the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


To promote high quality education by providing state-of-the-art and emerging technologies to students, working professionals and new age entrepreneurs with the objective of nurturing and creating future fit-talent in Industry 4.0 technologies


Develop future-fit talent and future-ready business relevant for Industry 4.0

Governing Body

Professor Ashok Banerjee

An eminent senior professor of Finance with Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta. He is also the faculty in-charge of the Finance Research and Trading Lab at Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta. He has authored a book on Financial Accounting.

Lakshmi Praturi

An entrepreneur, curator, speaker, founder and CEO of INK; she has rich global experience with companies like Intel. She featured in Forbes Magazine's 2010 list of Women to Watch in Asia and was named ‘Inspirational Icon’ at the Audi Ritz Awards.

Debashis Mazumdar

has rich global experience working with global giants like Fujisoft Japan, in the capacity of Global Business Manager. Debashis has looked after the marketing and sales in the emerging markets such as South East Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe

Our Infrastructure

The CoE houses state-of-the-art technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning & Machine Learning, 3D Manufacturing, Cyber Security, IoT & Embedded Systems. The hardware and software for Data Science supports very high-end research and project work. The latest equipment from the world’s leading supplier in 3D Manufacturing have been installed in the lab. We are working with world’s leading technology providers to ensure we offer best-in-class infrastructure.