New Horizon College of Engineering partners with Schneider Electric & French Government

Bangalore March 12th 2018 – The New Horizon College of Engineering, an autonomous college, today unveiled the first Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Engineers in Bengaluru. The CoE was inaugurated by Ms. Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France. The CoE has been set up following a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the college, Schneider Electric and the French Ministry of National Education. The centre will carry out vocational training programmes in the initial and continuing education in the fields of electricity, automation and energy management.

Additionally, aPartnership Agreement was signed between Cluster President of CMQ3E (HighSchools, Higher Educational Institutions, companies, and other Public, PrivateInstitutions), Rouen-France and New Horizon College of Engineering,Bangalore-India. The agreement aims to strengthen the overalleducation systems and processes for teachers as well as students. Theobjectives of partnership agreement includes: a). Mobility of teachers andstudents, b). Collaboration and implementation of new teaching strategies, c).Collaboration and implementation of training programs, d). Exchange oftechnical knowhow and advisory, e). Collaboration and assistance to developeducational cooperation in the field of energy and energy efficiency, f).Collaboration and assistance in implementing equipment or materials, g).Develop training programs for teachers and trainers of vocational andtechnological education. 

Ms.Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation,France, stated:“New Horizon College of Engineering is the first Engineering/Technology Collegeto have partnered with the French Government to set up a centre to skillengineers in India. We look forward to more such associations in future and weare glad to be a part of this effort made by the college to strengthen/upgradeknowledge and professional skills of teachers, students and customers.” 

Dr MohanManghnani, Chairman of New Horizon College of Engineering, said, “Indo-French-SchneiderElectric Centre of Excellence is skilling engineering graduates on industrial,building automation and energy management areas. India produces good qualityengineers. However, there is a shortage of skilled engineers in automation andenergy management areas. The French Government has deputed specializedfull-time professor to the Centre of Excellence for a period of three years,and the French professor has trained New Horizon’s professors on Automation andEnergy Management using industry labs at Schneider Electric’s facilities anddesigned the syllabus accordingly” 

A tripartiteMoU was signed on 20th September, 2017, in Bengaluru betweenThe Ministry of National Education, France, represented by Mme.Marianne deBrunhoff; Schneider Electric India Private Limited represented by Mr. SrinivasChebbi; and New Horizon College of Engineering represented by Dr.MohanManghnani. 

Commentingon the association, Shrinivas Chebbi, President, Partner & Eco Buildings,Schneider Electric, India, said, “We are living in a world wheresustainability is going to be critical for India’s next level of growth. It istherefore important to equip our talent pool with tools to navigate through adigital economy in an equitable manner. The Centre of Excellence will be areservoir of state-of-the-art skill programmes to prepare students to leveragedisruptive technology to push the national growth.” 

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