Anna University to get research park and centers for AI, robotics and IoT – The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy announced on Monday that 11 new centers – including those for artificial intelligence, data science, robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT) – will be established at the Anna University with the support of TIDCO and SIPCOT, and 10 new arts colleges will be established in Tamil Nadu. He said this in the Assembly during the debate on grants for his department.
In addition, a research park will be established at Anna University at a cost of Rs 50 crore, and a marine sports and tourism center will be established at the Thondi campus of Alagappa University at a cost of Rs 50 lakh, said the minister. The government is also planning to set up sports facilities in 10 government engineering colleges at a cost of Rs 80 crore.
To help students from government engineering colleges pursue higher education abroad, a foreign language center will be set up in 11 government engineering colleges at a cost of Rs 11 crore. Also, government polytechnics will offer new courses such as clothing design, agricultural engineering, and automotive engineering. At Madurai Government Polytechnic Institute, a new Protosem course will be introduced at a cost of Rs 2 crore, Ponmudy has announced.
To provide training in global skills in electrical installation, industrial controls and drivers, supervisory control, data acquisition and digital manufacturing, smart manufacturing technology centers will be established in six government polytechnic institutes at a cost of Rs 10 crore. The Tamil Nadu Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Corporation will be expanded at a cost of Rs 5 crore.
New hostels will be established at Alagappa University, Bharathiar University, Anna University Guindy Campus and Madras University Marina Campus, and Bharathidasan University Khajamalai Campus at a cost of Rs 131.06 crore. In addition, buildings will be constructed at 16 government colleges of arts and sciences at a cost of Rs 199.36 crore, the minister said. Apart from that, infrastructure such as classrooms and laboratories will be established in 26 government polytechnic institutes and 55 government colleges of arts and sciences at a cost of Rs 200 crore. The department has also allocated Rs 100 crore to improve laboratories and libraries in polytechnic institutes and colleges.
Anticipating that more women will join public colleges due to the promise of financial aid from the government, the department plans to establish 10 colleges of arts and sciences in Tiruchy, Viluppuram, Pudukkottai and Erode, among other districts.
To enhance the employability of BE, BTech and MCA students, industry skill based courses will be introduced at Anna University with the help of IBM with financial support of `6 crore from TN Skill Development Corporation. An engineering degree course under the work-integrated learning model will be introduced, and a new admissions process will be introduced at Anna University and its colleges to allow polytechnic students to laterally access engineering courses. engineering.
To enable students from government colleges to pursue doctoral research programs, such courses will be launched at 10 government colleges of arts and sciences, Ponmudy said.
Rs 130 crore for new hostels
Hostels will be set up at Alagappa University, Bharathiar University, Anna University Guindy Campus and Madras University Marina Campus, and Bharathidasan University Khajamalai Campus at a cost of Rs 131 .06 crore, Ponmudy said.