Industry-Government-Academia join hands to set up Centre of Excellence

GTU to establish 10 hi tech Telecom Centre of Excellence

Ahmedabad: Country’s first highly sophisticated Five labs were inaugurated today by Mr Jaydrathsinhji Parmar, hon. minister of state for higher and technical education. These labs are part of Centre of Excellence for Automation established by Gujarat Technological University (GTU). Hon. Minister said that, “these hi tech labs are created at the cost of Rs. 6 crore. German company Bosch-Rexroth-India has given noteworthy contribution to provide cutting edge equipment.”

He addressed the students after inaugurating the labs and said that, “these labs will be useful for students of Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communications, Instrumentation and Control and Mechatronics. I want to urge engineering students that focus on problems nearby you and think about technological solutions. Such an attitude will create an innovative project which can be converted into a start up. I want to assure you that such social entrepreneur units will get sufficient fund from Government of Gujarat. GTU is a nodal agency for state government. You will get training as well as fund from GTU for your start up.”

On this occasion, Prof (Dr) Navin Sheth announced to start short term bridge courses under skilling India Mission. GTU Telecom Centre of Excellence will be set up in 10 colleges i.e. two Centres in each Zone. These Centres will be set up with the funding from Government of Gujarat and Tejas Network. Preparations are on for setting up GTU Welding Centre of Excellence in L.D. College of Engineering and that will be inaugurated shortly. Such Centres will be helpful to make students industry-ready. For these Centres 75% funding will be given by Government of Gujarat and 25% fund to be given by Industry.

Hans Bangert, MD Bosch-Rexroth-India and Deepak Chelani, Director of the company were also present in the ceremony. Bangert said that whole world is moving in the direction of automation. i4.0 latest automation technology will be available for GTU students. Dr Nilesh Desai, Deputy Director of ISRO gave detail of how automation will be helpful in Chandrayaan-2. Dr Rajul Gajjar, Principal of Vishwakarma Government Engineering College and Director of GTU gave detail of the labs. Shri J C Lilani, I/c Registrar of GTU proposed Vote of Thanks.



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