Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management (SCEM) has set up an innovation lab to provide a platform for engineering students and researchers. The lab has four centres – government research and development, incubation, placement and training.
Manjunath Bhandary, chairman of SCEM told that the centres were started with the support of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and the state government.
Minister for higher education CT Ravi inaugurated the centres in SCEM premises on Saturday. “The minister will also inaugurate a centre of excellence and an innovation lab set up with the assistance of IIIT- Allahabad on the campus,” he added.
“Students of all colleges in the region can make use of these centres. The objective of opening such centres is to promote innovative ideas. In the innovation laboratory experts will guide students about designing various products. The centre of excellence aims at bridging the gap between the industry and academia and will train students according to the needs of the industry,” said Bhandary.