The P.S.N.A. College of Engineering and Technology and Siemens Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing a training lab in automation, drives and instrumentation in the college so as to impart advanced learning experience to students and faculty members.
Talking to press persons after signing the MoU here on Wednesday, Siemens Chief Manager-Training Nilesh Sawant said that the lab will not only improve industry-institution relations but also help students equip themselves to suit the needs of industry.
The MoU envisages a sophisticated instrumentation lab, first of its kind in the country, and an automation lab and sinamics drives lab, the second one in the state, he added.
(The first one was established in Karunya University.) In his inaugural address, College Director R. S. K. Lakshmana Prabhu said that the total cost of the project was Rs.1 crore of which 50 per cent has been spent on the purchase of equipment from Germany.
Siemens will offer the latest technology to train students and 50 students can be trained at a time.
"Students and academicians from other colleges can also use this advanced training facility," he said.