Saveetha takes the pride in invoking the thought of setting up an industry in an engineering campus. Saveetha University has been in the forefront for delivering the best education in engineering and medical fields over the past 30 years. The inauguration took place on 3rd August 2018. Mr. M. Ponnuswami, Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tamil Nadu, Mr. S. Rajasekaran, President, SIPCOT Irungattukottai Manufactures Association (SIMA) Managing Director, INFANT Engineering (P) Ltd, consented to be Chief Guests and Mr. K. Balasubramanian, Chairman, Precision Machines & Auto Components (P) Ltd, was Guest of Honor. “When a medical college does not exist without a hospital why not engineering colleges provide industry experience with an industry in built?” was his influence for thought at his presidential address of our Honorable Chancellor Dr. N. M. Veeraiyan SIMATS and that was undeniable.
Saveetha Engineering Industries is a unique facility that will create opportunity for the students to have hands-on experience in live production. The students will be able to work in internship or part time and earn while they learn. Mr. Ponnuswami extended his congratulations to the entire team of Saveetha on this monumental location. Mr. Ponnuswami said he was happy to know that Saveetha is using all the resources including manpower in the most efficient manner. He further said that this is the right time for the educational institutes to partner with the industry. Tamil Nadu is one of the leading states in terms of manufacturing, tourism, medical tourism among many other fields. Tamil Nadu is the leading state in the total number of companies registered and doing business in India. Mr. Ponnuswami also mentioned that a healthy competition has developed between the states and this has led to a drastic improvement in Tamil Nadu industries. However, unfortunately the nation itself is lacking in developing the skills in engineering graduates. Saveetha Engineering Industries will successfully be able to address this deficiency thus equipping the engineering graduates with necessary skills and make them employable as well as industry ready. Mr. Rajasekaran, President, SIPCOT, Irrungattukottai Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and MD, Infant Engineering (P) Ltd. addressed the students and said “it is imperative for us to leave a mark wherever we go and it all begins at the institute”. He urged the students to work hard and learn through experience. Saveetha Engineering Industires, he said will help the engineering graduates to develop high level skill and will help them to leave a mark in a positive manner. Mr. K. Balasubramaniam, Chairman of Precision Machine and Auto Components (P) Ltd., an organisation that will partner with Saveetha in production at SEI also addressed the faculty and students of Saveetha. Mr. Balasubramaniam said each of the machines that are set-up at SEI create a minimum of 16 jobs across all the branches of engineering such as Mechanical, Mechatronics, CSE, ECE, etc. Automation will be at the finger tips and will create more jobs in every sector each year. He said that robotics is the future of engineering. SEI will be employing SSE students part time and will be giving them an opportunity to earn while they learn. He has called upon the students to work for any of his industries upon graduation. With experience from SEI they will be an asset to any firm they will work for. Precision industries also agreed to donate a heat exchanger worth Rs. 5 lakhs to Saveetha School of Engineering. Mrs. Ramya Deepak, Director of SSE, said “SEI is a result of untiring thoughts to equip the engineering graduates with practical training. An initiative of CLAB (Lab in the class) where theory and practical go hand in hand is already in place. The next big leap is “Industry within the Institute”. She said more industrial partners are coming forward to support SSE and advanced technologies will be added as per the need. Training and Certification programs will be developed and courses on CNC will be extended to the students. Mrs. Ramya also conveyed her heartfelt thanks to the industry partners who have taken initiative and time to be a part of the inauguration. Principal of SSE has expressed his gratitude for all present and ensured that Saveetha Engineering Industries and SSE will put best foot forward to create engineering graduates with skill, competency and value based education. It will prepare them as employable and best in the industry.