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MAHE enters into MoU with Schneider Electric Bangalore - 2 min read

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Manipal:  The Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE), Manipal and Schneider Electric Bangalore have signed an MoU for setting up a MAHE Research Centre at Schneider Electric Bangalore. This Research centre will enable employees of Schneider and others to work on industrial research problems leading to PhD degrees.

On this occasion, dignitaries and officials from MAHE and Schneider were present. Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, Lt. Gen. Dr M D Venkatesh, Chitra Sukumar- Vice president, Research, Schneider Electric, Venkatramanan Venugopal, Director Engineering and R&D Site Head, Dr Narayan Sabhahit, Registrar MAHE, Dr Sathish Rao, Director, Research MAHE, Dr Anil Rana, Director MIT and Dr Vasudha Devi, Dy. Director, Centre for Doctoral studies responsible for Research centre graced the occasion with their presence

Also present were Dr Manohara Pai M M,  Professor, Department of ICT, MIT and SPOC, Schneider electric, Vijai Bhaskar Innovation Ecosystem leader, Schneider electric, Dr Somashekar Bhat, Joint Director MIT and Dr Smitha Pai, HOD, ICT, MIT

Speaking about the collaboration between MAHE and Schneider Electric Bangalore Lt. Gen. Dr. M D Venkatesh said “We are extremely pleased to be signing this MoU with Schneider Electric. The commitment of Schneider to enhance industrial research through this collaboration is commendable. An integrated learning program like this is extremely beneficial for industry professionals to improve their qualifications leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees”

Chitra Sukumar, Vice president, Research, Schneider electric also spoke on the occasion saying Industry academia collaborations like these are very crucial for industry professionals. We are honoured to be joining hands with a reputed educational institute like MAHE and hope this partnership can help in exploring research collaboration in multidisciplinary areas of mutual interest”

On behalf of Schneider electric, Venkatramanan Venugopal, Director of Engineering and R&D Site Head signed the agreement and expressed his support for strengthening the industry-academia collaboration. From the MAHE side Dr Narayan Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE signed the agreement and assured to extend the support for the sustenance of the collaboration.

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Post signing the MOU, Schneider’s team visited various research facilities at MIT. Chitra Sukumar, VP of Research, Schneider electric inaugurated the Industrial IOT systems and application research lab established in the Department of ICT, MIT.

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