Johnson Controls Launches New Training Center with Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology

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Students to gain hands-on experience in new building management system while contributing to research and development

PUNE, INDIA, April 8, 2015 – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, has unveiled a new training center in Pimpri, Pune. The Building Management System (BMS) Training Center was developed in partnership with Dr. D.Y.Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology (DYPIET), ranked among the “Top 100 Engineering Institutes” in India. Students at DYPIET will have hands-on experience with BMS technology used by leading developers and building owners across India, as well as contribute to the research and development of new BMS solutions.

The training center located with the DYPIET campus is equipped with Johnson Controls’ entire range of BMS control systems, including fire alarm and security controls, an AHU (Air Handling Unit) and DX (Direct Expansion) unit and a chilled water system.  It was inaugurated by Hon. Dr. Anil Keskar, management consultant of Dr.D.Y.Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society and Mr. Sudhi Sinha, vice president of product development in Johnson Controls, who helped conceptualize this collaboration.

The center is the latest development in Johnson Controls’ partnership with DYPIET under its Academic Interface Program (AIP). Highlights of the Program include certified and customized courses on BMS, which are designed and taught by experts from Johnson Controls, as well as a regular student internship program, which has been running since 2012.

Hon.Dr.P.D.Patil, Chairman, Dr.D.Y.Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society, said, “We are pleased to continue this mutually beneficial partnership with Johnson Controls, which has improved the employability of our students through a robust combination of theoretical learning and hands-on experience. This will help address the huge demand for engineers skilled in interdisciplinary branches of engineering required for the building automation industry.”

Subrata Bhattacharya, general manager and managing director of the Center of Engineering Excellence at Johnson Controls, said, “At Johnson Controls, we believe that nurturing and developing the next generation of talent for the building sector is critical to helping India achieve its dream of developing smart cities - through greener and smarter buildings. The AIP was designed not just from the angle of employability but also the possibility of advanced research activities in the future.”


About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit or follow@johnsoncontrols.

About Dr.D.Y.Patil Institute of Engineering & Technology:

Padmashree Dr.D.Y.Patil Institute of Engineering & Technology was established in the year 1998.  The institute has more than 3000 students and offers UG (8 disciplines) /PG (4 disciplines) & Ph.D (4 disciplines) in engineering. Located in the biggest industrial belt of Pimpri Chinchwad area in Pune, Maharashtra, India, the institute is approved by The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and it is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly known as University of Pune).  The Institute is NBA accredited and ISO 9001:2008 certified.  In February 2015, the institute was awarded the “Best College” (professional course) by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.  For additional information, please visit  



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