Chennai : Students in engineering and technical fields will get quality training with the Tamil Nadu government to set up a chain of training institutes in Public-Private Partnership mode.
The State government has entered into an agreement with Siemens, DesignTech, and Anna University to set up a Centre of Excellence and five Technical Skill Development Insitutes (t-SDis) at a cost of ₹548.84 crore where the state government will require investment of just ₹ 54.68 crore., said an official press release.
The Centre of Excellence will be established at the MIT Campus of the University and the five institutes linked to it will come up at Central Polytechnic, Taramani; Anna University’s colleges in Kanchipuram and Villupuram; Murugappa College of Technology, Avadi; and the Government Engineering College at Vellore.
Students will get a chance to get trained in advanced courses such as mechatronics, robotics, advanced manufacturing and designing.
The operational cost of the institutions will be borne by Siemens and Design Tech and arrange staff. At the end of three years the facility will be handed over to the institutions which will continue to run them with the companies providing technical inputs.
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