The Times of India | Amrutha Varshinii | TNN | Jan 6, 2017 |
CHENNAI: For the thousands of engineering students in the state who don’t always get hand-holding at every step of their course-from research to training and networking –a remedy is on the anvil. Anna University, which has recently set up a research and training wing, International Centre for Research Facilitation and Training (ICRFT), will act as a nodal point for four other state centres which are likely to be set-up in Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Trichy. These centres will be a bridge between the university’s wealth of resources, network and students from all corners of the state. This would essentially make a student sitting in a town like Virudhunagar pursue a research by getting remotely guided through the nearest ICRFT centre. Besides having a pool of 80 faculty members, the ICRFT will also enable webinars, online consultation from expert faculty and industry players besides being connected online to the university’s central library.