Saveetha Engineering Industries-Industry within the Institute Campus
Saveetha School of Engineering, in a pioneering move has established “Saveetha Engineering Industries” (SEI) – An industry within the institute campus. This is an added feather in the cap of SIMATS, besides the industry relevant curriculum specially designed for Saveetha students by injecting experts from industries in Board of studies.
SEI with its unique facility is a keystone in promoting entrepreneurship among the students as it creates a platform to have hands-on experience in applied engineering solutions thereby easing the student to engineer transition. Students will have an opportunity to “earn while they learn”. Students will secure Internship though Industry Institute Interaction cell (IIIC) exclusively for this purpose and Full time work opportunity in SEI as well as in allied industries. Training and certification programs are also underway. Manifold benefits of having an industry within the campus also include proactive identification and resolution of skill-gap in the industry, forecasting skill requirements and articulating key business plans that can be addressed by technology.
This facility which is first of its kind in India, commenced in August 2018 at the august hands on Mr. Ponnuswami, chairman, CII, Tamil Nadu and MD of Pon Pure Chemicals and is a house to equipment of over one crore rupees (Rs. 1 Cr). At the outset, SEI houses two world class CNC machines, a Production Planning & Control Centre and Quality Testing & Assurance Centre. Also, above centers will be a home for two more machines erected and operated by Precision Machine and Auto Components (P) Ltd. Focus of SEI is to increase the number of industrial partners spread over several branches. SEI will have a huge impact on the proliferation of engineering knowledge and the quality of engineers produced by the institution.
Benefits of bringing industry into an institute campus, in inexhaustible. Firstly, it is analogous to having a hospital attached to a medical college. Dr. N. M. Veeraiyan, Honorable Chancellor of SIMATS has opined that in order for a medical student to become a doctor, a hospital experience is mandatory while he is in the medical college. Similar experience has to be extended to the engineering graduates.
Academia and industry are two important pillars of our economy. A robust collaboration between the two will augur well for our developing economy, enabling innovation, growth in the education system and producing an employment-ready workforce. SEI is a step in that direction.