TIFAC Core is a joint programme between Technology Information Forecasting & Assessment Council, Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India and National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai.
To provide industries and organizations engaged in both manufacturing and services, with the focus of right fit by incorporating micro and macro ergonomic solutions as a corporate manifesto in winning the competitive battles and strategic war. The CORE will be offering world-class solutions to address the needs of Indian Industry in terms of manpower, skills and technology.
"We care for the backbone...For making the work more humane, For better quality & For higher productivity"
Workplace and Workstation Design
Modern Offices and Service Organizations
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) & Virtual Reality
Vehicular & Transport Ergonomics
Human Factors, Technology Management & Occupational Risk
Physically Challenged People
The laboratory is presently housed in the PG block of NITIE in a 2500 sq.ft area, with the facilities to conduct studies (applied research & industrial consultation) in the areas of anthropometry data base development, furniture evaluation of psychophysiological workload, manual material handling.
Important facilities present are,
Psychophysiological Monitor for EMG, EEG, ECG, EOG, oxygen consumption & cardio-resporatory parameters, treadmill, bicycle ergometer, antropometer, force platform, thermal, illumination and light intensity meters, environment measurement set and psychrometric chamber. The center is setting up its new facilities in an exclusive "center building" (15,000 sq.ft built up area) for carrying out the center's activities as stated in the objectives.
Kinesiology and Biomechanics Laboratory
Work and Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Human Centered Design Laboratory and Design Studio
Biochemistry and Cell Biology Laboratory
Diploma in Ergonomics (DErg), started from April 24, 2006
Post Graduate Diploma in Exercise, Sports and Nutrition (Proposed MSc programme)
Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Design and Human Factors (Proposed M.Des./M.Tech programme)
MSc/M.Tech in Ergonomics and Human Factors (Future Programme)
MSc in Physical Rehabilitation (Future Programme)
MSc/M.Tech. in Usability Engineering (Future Programme)
M.B.A in Health Care Management (Future Programme)
Research activities in the areas of Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering, Exercise, Sports and Nutrition, Industrial Design, Physical Rehabilitation and Health care Management.
Note: Currently all programmes of the institute are PG Diplomas. The Institute is applying for a Deemed University status. The Masters programme will be offered only after obtaining the Deemed University status.