Vascon Engineers partner with College of Engineering Pune; Plans to set-up R&D center and prorate the latest in the construction industry
Pune, 24th November 2020: Vascon Engineers, one of Pune’s leading real estate players in association with one of Pune’s premier institutes, College of Engineering Pune (COEP), have collaborated for setting up a Research and Development Centre to provide future engineers with the latest knowledge required in the field of construction.
The proposed R Vasudevan Centre of R&D, housed in the Vascon Civil EngineeringBuilding, shall aim to bridge the gap between what civil engineers’ study in classroom academics and the kind of expertise that is actually required in the real-world, in turn reducing gestation periods of professionals entering the industry.
The Vascon-COEP association is the need of the hour, as the recent report by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows that there is a demand-supply gap ranging between 82% and 86% of skilled civil engineers, architects and others. This means our country needs 4 million skilled civil engineers until next year. Such an understanding between a leading private player and an institute of repute will help companies save on the cost of training manpower as the graduates are deployment-ready.
The latest industry know-how shall be imparted by top practitioners in the field of construction and academia, carefully selected by the management of Vascon and COEP. The centre shall provide such training on the basis of various live projects keeping in mind each project’s final objective and shall be supervised directly by the head of the centre to successfully meet these objectives. One of the main objectives is also to work on innovative yet practical solutions to benefit the industry at large. The Centre will also focus on promoting training the latest technologies and equipment needed by the industry.
All students of COEP in the civil engineering department shall be eligible to work on such projects.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Siddharth Vasudevan – Managing Director, Vascon Engineers Ltd said, “We, at Vascon are proud to be associated with a premier institute like COEP and the bright minds associated with it. Infrastructure and Construction is a crucial sector for the Indian economy. Over the years, we have witnessed that transformational changes are built on the foundation of innovation and academic linkages. Our partnership with COEP and setting up of the R Vasudevan Centre of R&D aims to provide a robust platform for academia and industry to interact and innovate and co-create newer technologies for the construction industry. As we all know professionals, across sectors, who join the industry fresh out of colleges require additional exposure and training to become industry-ready. Hence, one of the main objectives of R&D Centre is to reduce this gestation period and equip students with the latest and industry-ready knowledge that they will be able to use as soon as they are out of college.”
Dr. B B Ahuja, Director, College of Engineering Pune said, “We are pleased to be associated with one of Pune’s leading real estate players, setting up of the R Vasudevan Centre of R&D is a one of kind partnership to equip our students to be industry-ready and have an edge over others. We are focused on creating an industry-relevant curriculum in a fast-evolving ecosystem, this partnership with Vascon is a significant step in this direction.”.
About Vascon Engineers :
Vascon Engineers is one of the foremost listed real estate companies headquartered in Pune with over 30 years of experience delivering 200+ projects spanning over 50 million sq. ft. of landmark developments across residential, industrial, IT parks, malls and multiplexes, hospitality and community welfare centres in 30+ cities across India with EPC and its own Real Estate projects. Going forward the vision is to have a focused business approach on EPC and Affordable Housing segment.
About COEP :
Formerly, The Poona Engineering Class & Mechanical School was established in July 1854, with an aim to provide suitable learning to subordinate officers in the Public Works Department. The foundation stone of the new college was laid by His Excellency the Governor, Sir Bartle Frere, on the 5th August 1865. The College was affiliated to the University of Bombay in 1866 and later on to the University of Pune. Credit for a lot of the civil infrastructure in India goes to the successful alumni of this college, starting from none other than the most towering and illustrious engineers, Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvarayya, in whose honour “Engineers Day” is celebrated. The school became “Poona Civil Engineering College”, and subsequently in the year 1911, the nomenclature was changed to the “College of Engineering, Poona”. In 2003, the college received autonomous status. Today, COEP offers nine UG and twenty-four PG programmes and has more than 3200 students enrolled in its various courses.
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