CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced slew of measures for improving the standards of higher education in the State. This included setting up a cloud computing centre, a motor vehicle technical centre, a 5,000 seater mega seminar hall and an international research improvement and training centre at Anna University.
New government arts colleges would be established at Mettupalayam in Coimbatore and at Perumbakkam in Kancheepuram at a cost of Rs 8.48 crore, she said, in a suo moto statement under Rule 110 in the State Assembly.
All universities and affiliated colleges would be connected to the cloud network. The centre would be established at Anna University at around Rs 160 crore, within three years.
Stating that TN was in the forefront in manufacturing motor vehicles and accessories, the CM said a motor vehicle technical centre would be established in Anna University in association with motor vehicle companies to research on fuel-efficient, emission-smart vehicles.
An international Research Improvement and Training Centre would be established in Anna University at a cost of Rs 50 crore. This centre would coordinate all information relating to patenting and would help best projects in getting patents. Information on modern inventions, awareness about incubators, research assistance, would thus provided.
Pointing out that students from private engineering colleges were sent abroad for short term skill development training, Jaya said 100 students from 10 government engineering colleges would be sent abroad for 15-day skill development training. Rs 1.50 crore would be allocated for this.