Information for organisations in India wishing to work with Cranfield University, UK.

We can make a real difference to you and your organisation, whether you are a multi-national company, a growing SME, a small start-up or public sector organisations.

Many organisations in India such as Tata, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; Aadyah Aerospace Private Limited and the Government of Telangana have all benefitted from our work in creating the next generation of leaders, engineers, scientists and technologists particularly within the Indian defence and aerospace industries.

Businesses choose to work with us because of our unrivalled expertise, our deep knowledge and outstanding reputation. Combined with our industrial sized test facilities and professional contract management ability, this allows us to deliver tailored project options, customised executive education, access to our experts and related funding opportunities.

What we offer

If you want to work with a university with a distinctive combination of technology and management, we can help you:

  • overcome small immediate challenge or develop a long-term business growth strategy. Our experience in designing and commissioning specialist solutions enables us to develop new solutions to respond to industry-wide and specific requirements
  • turn your ideas and innovations into reality through collaboration on research and technology. 81% of research at Cranfield was rated as world leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • develop capability and performance in your organisation with our customised executive development programmes ranking among Top 10 worldwide. 

Our work in India

We have been welcoming 200 officers from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), India’s largest aerospace company as part of our ‘High Flyers’ partnership aiming to prepare HAL officers to meet the future challenges of the aerospace sector in India and create technology leaders who will help drive the company forward.

We have signed a series of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the southern state of Telangana to help meet the growing requirements in the defence sector by providing short-term, industry-specific courses to companies as well as fully-fledged courses in Aeronautical Engineering.

In March 2016, Cranfield University signed an MOU with Tata Power SED to explore the possibility of entering into a strategic partnership through research and development and academic study in the areas of defence-related engineering and emerging technologies

The Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has been sending their officers to Cranfield University for more than 30 years. One of our alumni, Shri SC Bajpai has recently been appointed Director General and Chairman of OFB.

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has been sending their scientists on specialists courses for nearly 50 years to Cranfield.

Access to our world class facilities

For organisations to estimate, test and forecast their development and manufacturing challenges, specialist facilities are often required, be they physical or via sophisticated software modelling. Our specialist facilities enable this and are often on an industrial scale, niche and unavailable anywhere else in the world. Whether it is a full-size, configurable passenger aircraft, an algae farm, or an oil and gas rig with extensive test capabilities, we are able to scale up life-cycle processes to predict and pre-empt potential future issues reducing the risks for future investment.

Networking opportunities and recruiting the best individuals

Keep up with the latest thinking across management and technology and meet like-minded individuals who could benefit your business. We provide you with the opportunity to meet with other business leaders, academics, students and industrial practitioners.  Cranfield graduates have experience focusing on practical application of theory, links with industry and real-world skills.