SRM University, AP – Amaravati is working with the UC Berkeley, College of Engineering, in the U.S.A through the Dado and Maria Banatao Center for Global Education and Outreach from Berkeley Engineering (GLOBE). The partnership will entail bi-directional information exchange in the areas of engineering education. SRM will also be a Global Partner of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and the Sutardja Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology [SCET].
This partnership will help to establish a similar centre at SRM - ‘IDEA’, Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Active learning, combining UC Berkeley’s SCET and Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. This centre at SRM will embrace the study and practice of “technology-centric” entrepreneurship as well as inspiration and ideation and hands-on experimental team-based learning from the design innovation curriculum. The IDEA Centre will offer a range of pathway courses, elective and a minor in entrepreneurship for undergraduate students.
We eventually want to extend this to the entire city of Amaravati to build an ecosystem of meaningful creation and we are working with the UC Berkeley, College of Engineering, to build this ecosystem
The UC Berkeley College of Engineering will provide guidance in the design and development of courses to bring in the concepts of design thinking and innovation.
Our students will imbibe and propagate this culture. Students will be given the unique opportunity to spend a semester abroad to learn engineering at the Jacobs Institute and SCET at UC Berkeley. A few select students with entrepreneurial ambitions will attend bootcamps at the Jacobs Institute and SCET for a rigorous program on building and developing start-ups. They will then return and pass on this knowledge to the students present at Amaravati, thereby creating the culture of design and innovation.