The Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore organized an industry institute interaction workshop to augment technical collaboration with food and agro processing industries and to redesign the curriculum of food technology degree programme.
Also, TNAU signed an MoUs with Key Stone Foundation for extraction of extractable from natural plant resources and Prosun Energy Pvt Ltd for solar energy. The Vice-Chancellor of TNAU Dr.N.Kumar presided over the meeting and suggested for the collaborative research and Industrial placement opportunity for the B.Tech Food Technology students.
The Dean Engineering Dr.B.Shridar welcomed the gathering and emphasized importance of the B.Tech Food Technology programme offered in TNAU. Dr.S.D.Sivakumar, Director (ABD), TNAU highlighted the Industry Institution workshop. Several leading food products marketing companies shared their expertise for shaping the future of B.Tech Food Technology Programme.
Dr. A.S. Krishnamoorthy, Registrar of TNAU signed the MoUs with Key Stone Foundation for extraction of extractable from natural plant resources and Prosun EnnergyPvt Ltd., for creation of Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Solar Energy on November 18.
The Centre of Excellence will help students, farmers and entrepreneurs to gain knowledge and experience on newer solar technologies in the market.
The industry linkage with the institution will create opportunity to provide internship for the students of B.Tech. (Energy and Environmental Engineering) to gain real time experience in an engineering environment, according to a communication from TNAU. Dr. P. Rajkumar, Professor and Head, Dept. of Food Process Engineering, concluded with closing remarks and proposed vote of thanks.