Centre of Excellence to come up at five engineering colleges in Gujarat

Published By : Admin | October 29, 2013 | 13:51 IST

The Industries Department of Gujarat signed MoUs with Siemens Software and other well-known companies for setting up of five centres of excellence for engineering students of Gujarat in the presence of Chief Minister, Narendra Modi. The MoUs were signed during a seminar related to qualitative improvements in higher education at the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.

The Chief Minister appreciated the project which involves setting up of a centre of excellence on public-private partnership at the cost of Rs. 500 crore. He said that in Gujarat as many as 13 centres of excellence in engineering colleges have been set up so far and around 50,000 engineering students will be benefitted with the setting up of these five new centres of excellence.

The article is originally published in The Gujarat (Magazine), Vol-III, Issue-4.

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