Members from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) visited the KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology (KPRIET) to launch the KPR Experience Engineering, a joint venture immersive learning centre between L&T and KPRIET.
The experiential centre will enable students to learn the fundamentals of engineering materials and their manifested products focusing on interdisciplinary projects and real-time applications. L&T EduTech is working with KPR College for the initiative to offer intellectual and mentoring support and to give digital content for AR/VR, mobile QR code and multi-touch applications, 3D creation of artefacts and content management systems.
Dr KP Ramasamy, Chairman, KPR Group, Dr M Akila, Principal, KPRIET, Febin and Das were present during the event.
During the special address, S N Subrahmanyan, CEO & Managing Director, L&T remarked “We believe our responsibility is to ensure that students are excited about what they learn and become technologically sound. Having built some of India’s landmarks that are among the largest, tallest, and most complex, we are a knowledge repository”.
Das explained how an experience centre can work as an extension of traditional classroom lectures and case studies. He said, “It opens the minds of students to the concept of ‘learning by doing’ and ‘reflecting on that experience’. Students would be able to work on real-world exercises and self-defined projects which will help them put course learnings into practice.”
To address the challenge of infrastructure, quality teaching and facilities, and identify solutions for the same, the team visited Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and PSG College of Technology.