Schneider Electric to set up

The Bangalore based M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), run by the Gokula foundation, which offers several courses in engineering, and the global electrical major Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, have joined hands to promote 'technical excellence' in the field of electrical, electronics, software and control engineering. The two have signed a MoU today covering 'University partnership for curriculum development'. Through this program MSRIT with technical inputs from Schneider has deployed two courses, namely 'Advanced Industrial Automation and Modern Controls' and 'Energy Management'.

Schneider and MSRIT feel that this will go a long way in developing young engineers who could be productive from day one as they will have enough 'hands on' experience when they leave college. The MOU was signed by Daniel Gheno, VP-Engineering for Schneider Electric and Dr. K. Rajanikanth, Principal, MSRIT at Schneider's R&D facility today. Apart from providing technical knowledge, Schneider will be setting up a modern lab with the state of the art electrical and electronic equipment with associated softwares, covering industrial automation, control systems and power monitoring.  These Schneider manufactured equipments will be given free of cost to MSRIT. The institute on its part will provide the infrastructure and other associated equipment to set up the 'Schneider Centre of Excellence' in its campus.

Said Dr. K. Rajanikanth, Principal, MSRIT, 'It is a great pleasure for us to be associated with Schneider on this University Partnership. It is also a major step forward in the industry- academia partnership which would be beneficial to both industry as well the student community.' 'The faculty from MSRIT underwent week long training at Schneider's R&D facility at Bangalore.  This agreement is timed to last three years, thereby ensuring active participation between industry and academia.' added Dr. Rajanikanth.

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