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SPPU’s satellite centre coming up in Pimpri-Chinchwad

For the beginning, we are looking at starting foreign language, entrepreneurship, machine learning and data science courses, said Dr Nitin Karmalkar, vice-chancellor, SPPU

Written by Alfiya Khan | Pune | December 12, 2020 9:14:21 am
Savitribai Phule Pune University, SPPU, SPPU MOU with Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI, indian express newsSPPU Vice Chancellor Dr Nitin Karmalkar said that this is also another way to counter the coming placement season, which is expected to be slower this year. (File)

The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) will open a satellite centre in Pimpri-Chinchwad in the next couple of weeks. Dr Nitin Karmalkar, vice-chancellor, SPPU, said the satellite centre will come up in the auto cluster hub.

“We plan to offer highly-skilled, technical and industry-oriented courses from this centre. For the beginning, we are looking at starting foreign language, entrepreneurship, machine learning and data science courses…it provides new opportunities for students to learn and get hands-on training,” he said.

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Apoorva Palkar, director, Centre Innovation, Incubation and Linkages, who is coordinating the project on behalf of SPPU, said the auto cluster has certain equipment and machinery that will be beneficial to students. “It is not the kind of technical training for blue-collared jobs but for white-collar jobs. For example, state-of-the-art 3D printing machinery and such equipment,” she said.

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