Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association

C-MAT - Core Advisory Group for Research and Development in the Machine Tools Sector (C-MAT)  

As a result of IMTMA's interaction with the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India (PSA) and academic institutions like IISc, IITM, VIT, PSGCT and others the PSA has constituted a Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) for R&D in the Machine Tool Sector under the Chairmanship of Prof. P. Radhakrishnan of VIT with Mr. H. R. Gupta, the then Vice President, IMTMA as co-chairman. The PAC has representation from academia, industry, R&D institutions and the Government.  

The PAC was reconstituted in June 2009 by the PSA's office. To view the office memorandum click here

The PAC was renamed as C-MAT (Core Advisory Group for Research and Development in Machine Tools Sector) in 2010


In September 2010, the Technology Roadmap for Machine Tools was drafted by the PAC (now CMAT) and adopted by the committee as guiding document for the development of machine tool technology in India.

To view the Technology Roadmap for Machine Tools click here


As per the mandate given to the CMAT, the main role of the Core Advisory Group is to foster academia-R&D-Industry co operation in taking up R&D projects in the machine tool sector. The CMAT receives R&D proposals jointly from academia-R&D-Industry and after a due process of evaluation by experts, approves select projects for funding support.

List of CMAT Projects (Completed)  
  • Thermal Analysis of Machine tool -  (PSG + VIT + Ace Designers)


List of CMAT Projects (Under Implementation)

  • AMTTF - Advanced Machine Tool Testing Facility - (Joint project of DIPP/MOCI/GOI-CMTI/Industry) 
  • Prediction of Residual Life in Bearings - (IITD - MGTL)
  • Development of Next Generation Precision Grinders (IITM - Industry)

List of CMAT Projects under evaluation

  • Design and fabrication of 3 Roller Flow Forming Machine - (IITB - ARDE - EMTL) 
  • Development of Alternate materials for improving dynamic response and damping properties of machine tool structures - (PSGCT - Industry)

Opportunities for industry to respond with its technology requirements through CMAT


Academic and R&D Institutions, jointly with machine tool industry are invited to submit R&D proposals in various areas of machine tools and related technologies to the CMAT for approval and part funding.

Broadly, the development projects should be ones requiring new technology development containing some research content. The project should be common interest projects of pre competitive R& D to be considered by CMAT. The Technology Roadmap (Page 22) gives the broad areas for such R&D. Others could be also considered. 


How to submit proposals?


Academic / R& D Institutions and industry may submit project proposals to

Mr. Neeraj Sinha
Member Secretary to the CMAT
Office of the PSA to Government of India
326, Vigyan Bhawan Annexe
Maulana Azad Road,New delhi - 110011
E mail :

For Assistance in preparing project proposals, contact the IMTMA Technology Centre

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