HP, Vinayaka Missions tie up

The Vinayaka Missions University (VMU) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hewlett Packard to offer technical and soft skills training to about 2,500 undergraduate students belonging to two engineering colleges under the University.

Under this agreement, around 1,300 engineering students of Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Chennai, and 1,200 students of Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar College of Engineering, Salem, would benefit from the training. The training includes video based courses covering six branches of engineering, setting up HP workstations for the mechanical engineering department and making HP laptops available to students at subsidised rates. HP will fund about INR 1.6 crore in this initiative in return for which they may be offered the first slot for campus placement in these institutes.