KOCHI: The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell at Cochin College of Engineering and Technology will be inaugurated by former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on Wednesday.
He will also inaugurate the ‘Innovations Exhibition’ designed and developed by Plus Two and engineering students and later address the student entrepreneurs.
The Cell is aimed at developing entrepreneurial culture and foster growth of innovation and entrepreneurship among students as well as faculty. Its focus is to equip students with skills, which make them eligible for a wide range of career opportunities offered by global undertaking such as ‘Make in India’.
‘Make in India’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s prestigious venture to raise quality standards of Indian products to attract capital and technological investment in India. The training strategies adopted by the college,ahead of its time, authenticate the tag line, ‘Inspiring Innovations’, a press release said.
The courses are designed to meet the demands of changing times to provide students with industry-integrated training and ensure that they get enough hands-on experience. The college also facilitates entrepreneurship ventures by its students. Along with many MNCs, the college maintains an exclusive association with startup village, a business incubator that focuses primarily on student startups.
“The College provides direct access to startup village to students. The young entrepreneurs are granted privileges such as grace marks, and funding for their ventures. The College also offers supplementary courses on operating systems like Apple, Microsoft, Red Hat, which are much sought-after. Additional training sessions are provided by veteran entrepreneurs. The College known for its distinctive course structure and teaching has made a mark in the past four years in the area of technical education with its unique student motivation and intelligence developing curriculum,” the release said. “It is a great learning experience that the college provides to its students beyond the academic background ultimately paving the way for a bright future,” said T R Shamsudheen, managing director of CEC.
Three years since its inception, CEC offers BTech in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechatronics; MTech in Computer Science and Engg, Applied Electronics and Communication, Construction Engineering and Management and VLSI Design.