Corporates should design university courses to ensure absorption of students: Shivtare

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Pune: Minister of State for Water Resources and Water Conservation Vijay Shivtare on Monday said that corporates should come up with tailor-made courses for universities for better absorption of students in the corporate domain once they pass out of academic courses.

Shivtare was speaking at the launch of McDermott International’s first Digital Innovation Centre. The company provides engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services to oil and natural gas companies. 

Pune: Minister of State for Water Resources and Water Conservation Vijay Shivtare on Monday said that corporates should come up with tailor-made courses for universities for better absorption of students in the corporate domain once they pass out of academic courses.

Shivtare was speaking at the launch of McDermott International’s first Digital Innovation Centre. The company provides engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services to oil and natural gas companies. 

The event took place at McDermott’s centre near Balewadi stadium on the Pune-Bengaluru Highway.  Guardian Minister Girish Bapat and Nitinrao Kolhe, Executive Trustee, Sanjivani Group of Institutes, were also present at the event.

Speaking about innovation and technology, Shivtare said that digital technologies can certainly be used in troubleshooting. “Imagine a situation where there is a leakage in a certain plant. If it can be tracked digitally, an alert can be sent from a remote location, which can avert a disaster,” said Shivtare.

Speaking about the innovation centre, Akash Khurana, Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer at McDermott, said that digital technologies like artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and others will be used along with data analytics to provide better solutions to the industry. Speaking about the innovation centre, an official of McDermott said that real time data is collected from the field using different sensors, which is then fed into systems, which help in decision making. 

“Use of three dimensional virtual reality helps in simulation training on vessels. Similarly, use of data analytics helps to improve efficiency,” said the official. McDermott was established in 1923 and has presence in 20 countries with over 12,000 employees.

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