Danfoss India, a leading provider of climate and energy solutions, has inaugurated its first Advanced Drives Laboratory at the premier Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) as a part of its industry-academia initiative to boost skilling in the manufacturing sector. This is the first lab in India to house the latest global innovations in the field of electric drives within an academic framework. The Advanced Drives Laboratory will house induction motors, permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) and synchronous reluctance motor drives. This will allow students to carry out advanced research within their course framework and avail of research funds from UGC, DST and funding agencies from other countries. This lab will facilitate Postgraduate, PhD and joint research projects on various aspects of Variable Frequency Drives.