The European Union will shortly provide grants and training to members of the faculty of the architecture of Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology (SECT). The grant of 500,000 Euros under its program of capacity building in higher education is expected to help SECT set up a knowledge hub for the trained personnel within the next two years.
Percy Engineer, principal of faculty of architecture, SECT will be the first among the members of the faculty to receive the training.
He said, “This will mark the beginning of the internationalization of education in India. Our students will be on par with international students. The knowledge hub will help us carry out faculty training programmes, joint exchange programmes, and joint studies. The grant can be used for the benefit of students and institutions in other cities of the country as well.”
The grant will also take care of lodging and boarding expenses of staff, their equipment and the cost of subcontracting among other things.
The EU had started this project named KA2- cooperation for innovation & exchange of good practices and capacity building in higher education with an aim to upgrade the level of education in the institutes across the world.
“We were observed for the last two years and now have been recognized under this program This will help our students to attain education of international standard,” the engineer said.