Manipal, June 17, 2022: Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE), Manipal, and Schneider Electric Bengaluru signed an MoU for setting up a MAHE Research Centre.
On behalf of Schneider electric, Venkatramanan Venugopal and on behalf of MAHE Dr. Narayan Sabhahit signed the agreement.
The Research centre, at Schneider Electric Bengaluru, will enable employees of Schneider and others to work on industrial research problems leading to a Ph.D. degree.
Lt. Gen. Dr. M D Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, MAHE, 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 were present.
Speaking about the collaboration between MAHE and Schneider Electric, Lt. Gen. Dr. M D Venkatesh commended the commitment of Schneider to enhance industrial research through this collaboration.
“An integrated learning program like this is extremely beneficial for industry professionals to improve their qualifications leading to Masters and doctoral degree,” he said.
Chitra Sukumar said that the industry-academia collaborations were very crucial for industry professionals.
“We are honored 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,” Chitra Sukumar said.
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 were also present.
Post signing the MOU, the Schneider team visited various research facilities in MIT. Chitra Sukumar, VP Research, Schneider electric inaugurated the Industrial IOT systems and application research lab established in the Department of ICT, MIT.