L&T EduTech Launches Experience Engineering Centre At KPRIET
On August 12, Mr S N Subrahmanyan (SNS), CEO & MD, L&T, Mr Sabyasachi Das, CEO, L&T EduTech and Mrs MF Febin, Head of CollegeConnect Business, L&T EduTech visited KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology (KPRIET) for the launch of KPR Experience Engineering, a joint venture immersive learning centre between L&T and KPRIET.
Established in the KPR college campus, this experiential centre will enable students to learn firsthand the fundamentals of engineering materials and their manifested products. Focus is given to interdisciplinary projects encompassing civil, electrical, and mechanical domains. Learners will get an understanding of how, where and why these materials are applied in real-time applications.
L&T EduTech is working with KPR College for the initiative to offer intellectual and mentoring support and to give digital content for AR/VR applications, mobile QR code applications, multitouch applications, 3D creation for artefacts and content management systems.
This was followed by the signing of an extended agreement for future engagement between L&T EduTech and KPRIET. The occasion was marked with a Presidential Address by Dr KP Ramasamy, Chairman, KPR Group, and Felicitation Addresses by Dr M Akila, Principal, KPRIET, and Mrs Febin and Mr Das.
In his special address, SNS remarked, “We believe it is our responsibility to ensure that the students are excited about what they learn and also become technologically sound. While academia is the best place for them to learn the basic concepts, the learners must understand how concepts are applied while executing a project. Having executed some of India’s landmarks that are the largest, tallest and most complex, we are a knowledge repository, and as a company that has always focused on skill-building activities, it is quite natural that we want the young engineers to learn by experiencing our expertise.”
On the occasion, Mr Das remarked how the experience centre can work as an extension of traditional classroom lectures and case studies. It will open the windows of students’ minds and they can ‘learn by doing’ and by reflecting on that experience. They would be able to work on real-world exercises and self-defined projects which will help them put course learnings into practice.