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MRF Ltd. contributes 26.09 crores to innovation park at Madras Christian College

Tire manufacturer MRF Limited has contributed ₹ 26.09 crore to set up an innovation park inside the 183-year-old Madras Christian College (MCC) in Tambaram.

Called the MCC-MRF Innovation Park, the center will be up and running next year in a proposed built-up area of ​​about 70,000 square feet. The park seeks to establish collaborative spaces that will facilitate interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary and trans. – Subjective innovations.

P. Wilson, Head and Secretary, Madras Christian College, said that there was a lot of research into the development of the park and teams from the college visited other institutes like IIT-Madras Research Park to understand how such centers worked. . The principal also said that the college will ensure that the trees are kept intact while constructing this park. “The first floor is designed to host computer-based infrastructure, which includes a data analytics lab, a computational science lab, a psychometric lab, a media science lab, and an instrumentation lab,” he said.

President of MMA Association and Board of Directors and Chairman of MRF Limited KM Maman said, “In an era and time where innovation and entrepreneurship development is the key to the future of India, I am delighted that Madras Christian College has implemented this project effectively. And sought to implement it. “He said,” I am sure that this innovation park will sow seeds on many new innovations and inventions, and to generate generations of entrepreneurs who will influence our country and the world in the coming years. Will nourish. “

Arun Mammen, Vice President, MRF Limited, who is also an alumnus of the college, said, “The MCC-MRF Innovation Park is expected to create an educational environment to nurture new ideas and practices in student learning. It intends to target potential innovators from various streams and train them on entrepreneurship. ”

He said that it is imperative that the department’s faculty and board of studies, which would tailor the curriculum, were up-to-date with the needs of modern times and constantly enriched the experience inside the classrooms.

Tamil Nadu Higher Education Secretary Apoorva said in general, the incubation cells were in engineering colleges and appreciated that art colleges were also coming up with such cells. PwC David, former Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu, said another alumnus of the college said that the entire education scenario is changing and the MCC-MRF center is on a schedule.

He also suggested taking the college to investors to get funding for ideas arising from this center. Once commissioned, the college intends to start four to five teams at this park.

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