A session on new horizons in manufacturing was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (Cll) in Mumbai recently. Speakers at the talk looked at challenges facing Indian manufacturing, and prospective solutions to the same. Internationally, global players prefer China to India as a manufacturing base, simply because the Chinese have been able to adapt to the new mind set, said Jamshyd Godrej, chairman, Advisory Board, CII-Naoroji Godrej Centre of Excellence. Economic growth depends upon manufacturing, and adapting successfully to the global business scenario, and that is something Indian industry will do best when the quality of engineer-managers gets upgraded, explained Tarun Das, chief mentor, Cll. In a move aimed at furthering this, the Cll Naoroji Godrej Centre of Excellence has introduced an MSc in Engineering Business Management in partnership with Warwick Manufacturing Group, UK. Almost all of the dignitaries present were of the opinion that, a new mindset was required to take advantage of opportunities, and also the need for Indian manufacturing sector to create huge capacities, not just to develop technologies, but also to exploit those to create world-class products.