SRM University plans to set up Automotive Laboratory

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SRM University plans to set up Automotive Laboratory

SRM University plans to set up an automotive laboratory and a centre for excellence in computer embedded systems on its campus in Kattankulathur.

University Vice-Chancellor P. Sathyanarayanan said the automotive laboratory would be set up on the lines of the Sloan Automotive Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S., at a cost of Rs.4 crore. The lab’s chief advisor would be Wai K. Cheng, an MIT professor and a member of the SRM International Advisory Board.

Discussions were held with industries and research organisations , including TVS Motors, India Pistons and Pune-based Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The lab’s focus would be on engine combustion, emission, noise and friction. Some faculty members from SRM would be trained at ARAI and MIT.

The centre of excellence for computer embedded systems would be set up with the help of Carnegie Mellon University, U.S. About Rs.2 crore would be invested in this facility.

Mr. Sathyanarayanan said the university’s curriculum would be restructured in the forthcoming academic year to provide a wider choice for students, offer inter-disciplinary courses and allow transfer of credits from and to foreign universities when students participated in exchange programmes.

Faculty members would also visit universities abroad to study teaching practices and the curriculum there.

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