Today, Siemens India announces Rs.36 lakhs scholarships for 3 years to engineering students Rs.817.50 crores presented to set up six Siemens Centers of Excellence in Gujarat in presence of Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel.
An assistance of Rs.817.50 crores, approved for setting up six Siemens Centers of Excellence in Gujarat, was presented here today in presence of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, Industries Minister Saurabh Patel, Siemens PLM Software India, Managing Director, Suman Bose, senior Secretaries, professors and students of engineering colleges.
These centers are to be set up at Gujarat Power Engineering and Research Institute at Mehsana, Government Engineering College at Patan, Engineering Colleges at Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Morbi and at Government Polytechnic at Jamnagar. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Patel said that these new centers offering specialized courses equipped with modern laboratories and latest software should provide quality education, research and training to improve the skill of the engineering students, increase their employability and help them get placement. The fees are also less than private colleges.
She said that Gujarat has emerged as the favorite place of investment, a positive sign for a large number of young resources, to fulfill the call for ‘Make in India’. Siemens announced Rs.36-lakh scholarships for three years to needy and meritorious students.
Industries Minister Saurabh Patel said that about 69 students are estimated to get higher education in these centers. It may be recalled that five Center of Excellence were set up in Gujarat earlier at institues including Pandit Deen Dayal University, LD Engineering College, IIITRam-Ahmedabad, Maharaja Sayajirao University at Vadodara and at Surat Engineering College. Thus, number of such Center of Excellence goes up to 11.
Principal Secretary and Commissioner for Higher Education Mukesh Puri welcomed all and Principal Secretary for Industries Atanu Chakraborty proposed a vote of thanks.