Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU), Pune added another feather in its hat when one more center of excellence was inaugurated on 3rd May 2018! Daikin India, world’s leaders in air conditioning and HVAC systems, has set up the exclusive set up at SSOU where training and research will happen jointly. Mr. Kanwal Jeet Jawa, CEO of Daikin India and Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Pro-Chancellor SSOU cut the ribbon to open the center to its students and other trainees. Present on the occasion were Dr. Shravan Kadvekar, In-charge Vice Chancellor SSOU, Mr. APS Gandhi, GM L&D Daikin, Dr. Sanjay Arole, Director School of Automobile Engineering, staff members of SSOU and representatives of Daikin India.
The center hosts all major products of Daikin in HVAC along with industry tool kits. SSOU will conduct training programs to create HVAC professionals and also use the set up for its engineering students. Daikin will support SSOU teachers by offering them training as well as conducting training sessions at the set up.
SSOU is India’s pioneering and Maharashtra’s first skill development university offering cutting edge degree and short terms programs in engineering, management and architecture. Its teaching pedagogy that focuses 70% on hands-on learning, is one of its kind and based on European model of skill education. SSOU has set up its skill center on its campus in Pune, at Kiwale village, with the help of its industry partners including Daikin, SKF, Lucas Nuelle, ICICI Bank, Shoppers Stop etc.