Pune: College of Engineering College of Technology, Pune (COEP) will chalk out plans for ‘COEP International Centre’ to be set up soon.
Pramod Chaudhari, president of the Administrative Council of the COEP University of Technology; Professor Sudhir Agashe, Rector of COEP University; Professor Narendra Sonawane, Registrar of the varsity and Narayanan Ramaswamy of KPMG addressed the media on Monday.
The varsity signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KPMG.
“The 170-year-old organization needs to be elevated to a higher level. A five-year plan will be drawn up with the help of KPMG to achieve the goal. The institute aims to regain its earlier reputation, besides improving rankings and promoting research,” Chaudhari said.
“Construction of a complex is underway in Chikhali and eight centers of excellence will be established in this building,” Agashe said.
“Four new courses, including robotics, artificial intelligence and MBA in business analytics, have been started from this academic year in accordance with the educational flexibility granted in the National Education Policy,” Chaudhari said.
COEP was granted independent technological university status in June this year as “Unitary Public Technological University” by the Government of Maharashtra.