Jain Group of Institutions (JGI), one of India's largest premier educational groups and Seer Akademi USA Inc., a global pioneer in engineering education and incubation, have entered into a JV agreement to form India's most advanced electronics labs and incubation centers. -- Jain Group of Institutions (JGI), one of India's largest premier educational groups and Seer Akademi USA Inc., a global pioneer in engineering education and incubation, have entered into a JV agreement to form India's most advanced electronics labs and incubation centers.
The laboratory will be one of a kind, modeled after premier facilities like ITRI in Taiwan and IMEC in Belgium, but adapted to the needs of Indian academia and industry. It is envisaged as a shared resource for all colleges/Universities and Corporate. With an initial investment of USD 15 million, the laboratory is likely to be India's largest facility targeted at developing hands on skills in the area of electronics. There is a severe shortage of manpower in the field of electronics in the country at all levels - 2.8 million people are required by 2020 to meet the growing demand according to the Dept. of Electronics and Indian Semiconductor Association statistics.
The laboratory will be operational in August 2012 and offer programs in a broad range of Electronics & Computer Engineering disciplines such as VLSI, Embedded Systems, Telecommunications, Solar PV, Core Computer Science and Advanced Software Engineering/Information Technology. Many industry leading companies have come forward to work with the laboratory to build up the capabilities. Further, the laboratory will have an incubation facility targeting over a hundred incubations in the next few years.
"The Jain Group continues to innovate in education with this laboratory venture. We have identified this critical gap in ESDM education in the country and are responding to it," says Dr. R. Chenraj Jain, Chairman of the Jain Group. He further added, "We are attracting some of the best minds in the world to build this laboratory and have a lasting positive impact on the entire ecosystem."
"Considering the projected growth in Indian electronics sector, we need to establish new ways to nurture the ecosystem with product development skills," said Srikanth Jadcherla, Chairman & CEO of Seer Akademi USA Inc. "Physical labs like these add a powerful, hands-on complement to the collaborative online model Seer Akademi pioneered. We will now be able to offer students an affordable alternative to Western education with equivalent or better lab facilities."
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About Seer Akademi
Seer Akademi is a pioneer in electronics education helping Indian colleges and universities achieve world-class programs in VLSI and embedded systems. Its methodology focuses on a unique combination of local and online faculty with skill-matrix-based learning. Visit Seer Akademi online at http://www.seerakademi.com
The JGI Group represents a cluster of 70 vibrant educational establishments. In 22 years, the Group has grown to serve over 30000 students and 3120 staff members engaged at the P-12, undergraduate & postgraduate levels across 44 campuses and centres of excellence.
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