Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) in association with Godavari Knowledge Society (GKS) is opening an ‘incubation centre’ to promote marine and agriculture biotechnology on Thursday.
The university is signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the private firm to this effect, which is going to be the first public-private initiative to develop the incubation centre. Former Chief Secretary to the government of Andhra Pradesh Mohan Kanda, former additional Chief Secretary to the government of Andhra Pradesh M. Gopalakrishna, Collector Neetu Prasad, JNTUK Vice-Chancellor G. Tulasi Ram Das and NABARD former Managing Director P.V.A. Rama Rao and others will participate in the event.
GKS working president and secretary Srinivas Kakarla and M.S. Shankara Prasad respectively, at a press conference here on Wednesday, said that the incubation centre would become a win-win to both JNTUK and GKS and it would work for the benefit of the local farmers and fishermen. The outcome of the centre would help the peasantry and the fisher folk to get value addition on their produce, they explained.
M. Manickam (second right), chairman of MCET, and Murali Lakshminarasimhan (left), director-technical, Siemens – Industry Software India (P) Limited, exchanging an MoU at Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi.
Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, entered into a memorandum of understanding with Siemens – Industry Software India (P) Limited for the launch of the MCET-Siemens Centre of Excellence for Digital Manufacturing on the college premises on Friday.
The exchange of MoU was done between M. Manickam, chairman of the college, and Murali Lakshminarasimhan, director-technical, of the company, in the presence of Vice-Chairman of University Grants Commission H. Devaraj who inaugurated the centre. The centre is established at a cost of Rs. 1.5 crore and is equipped with CAD / CAM / CAE and PLM software, including SolidEdge, NX, FeMAP, CAM Express, TeamCentre, FactoryCAD, and many others. It will offer a variety of training programmes to cater to the needs of students and engineers. The centre will promote the advancement and implementation of product lifecycle management through research and education, in partnership with industry.
Mr. Devaraj, in his inaugural address, urged engineering graduates to possess multidisciplinary knowledge in engineering. Appreciating the institution-industry interface, he pointed out that such efforts would serve to bridge the gap between knowledge of engineers and industry expectations.