Southern India Engineering Manufacturers’ Association (SIEMA) has signed an agreement with Anna university. The association has had similar tie-ups with colleges in the past but this is the first time it is having a tie-up with Anna University’s regional campus to work jointly on projects that will benefit the industries and the students. On September 21, 2016 the same agreement was signed at Regional Campus, Coimbatore (AURCC), The Hindu noted.
The tenure of the agreement thus signed is for two years and can be renewed. The agreement is to involve the students, faculty, and the industries for industrial visits, training, guest lectures, project works, research and development, placements, establishing laboratories, and internships. The agreement will enable the students to get trained in the member units of SIEMA. The signatories of the agreement are of the view that it will prove highly beneficial for MSMEs located in the region.
A committee will be formed to decide how the two institutions will work together and it will meet once in six months to review the progress. The agreement includes industrial visit of AURCC students to SIEMA member units for practical exposure, imparting special training, organising guest lectures at periodic intervals, assisting students in doing live projects at various industries as also in placement etc. The students will be trained in the member units of SIEMA and they will interact with the industry owners regularly. The association members can individually seek assistance from the university or the students for technical issues and research. The students can also be involved in developing software for SIEMA products.
The Southern India Engineering Manufacturers’ Association (SIEMA) was founded in 1952 with a sole aim of representing and protecting the interests of Small, Medium and Large Scale Engineering Industries of this Region.