Inauguration of “Solar Research Centre”
Memorandum of Understanding is signed with Dassault Systemes Fondation on 14th September 2018 for “Solar Innovation & Skill Development Program” for NK Orchid College of Engg & Tech Solapur. Dassault Systems Foundation has given funding for developing the Solar Research Center.
“Solar Research Centre” was inaugurated on the eve of 11th Foundation Day on 19th January 2019 by Honourable Dr.Anil.D.Sahasrabudhe (Chairman AICTE New Dehli) along with Mr.Sudhrashan Mogasale (CEO 3DPLM Dassault Systemes, Pune) and Mr.Hemant Gadgil.
The basic purpose of this competency center is to produce 60 Solar Ready Engineers every year and make them self-dependent by either using their expertise in solar domain companies or starting their small scale industry through solar innovation. The developed Laboratory will be utilized for this solar ready course of 120 Hours duration. To create the Solar (Green Energy) awareness in the society and enhance solar utilization in the city, visits of 8th to 12th standard students will be arranged and sessions will be conducted in campus with student’s lab visits and conducting seminars on solar domain. We will also arrange workshops for Diploma Engineering and ITI students. Two major projects in solar domain (Solar car and Solar Dryer) will be done by training the students through this program.
Dr. S. S. Metan is the Principal Investigator for this Research Center and Prof.C.V. Papade is Lab Incharge, Mr. Santish Lokhande is Lab Assistant.