Last week, the SPPU had sent about 500 NSS volunteers to the flood-affected districts to assist in the rehabilitation work taken up in 10 villages, including Terwad, Rajapur, Rajapurawadi, Takli, Akivat in Shirole taluka and Valva, Boregaon, Shirgaon, Bhilwadi, Audumbur in Sangli district.
Along with CoEP, the course will be conducted at SPPU, Cummins College of Engineering for Women, with an intake capacity of 20 students at every institute. Pune-based Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) will be supplying the tools required for the course.
The university will send 1,000 of its National Service Scheme (NSS) students in multiple batches over the next three to four months to the affected areas. The first such batch will set out on August 22, officials said, to will serve at the flood-affected areas for a week.
With the record attempt, the SPPU announced the start of its ‘Green Wari’ initiative, which combines ecological awareness with the larger objective of promoting conservation of water resources and regenerating the tree cover.