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K'taka govt to establish CoE with Dassault

Bengaluru, Feb 16 (UNI) Karnataka government is setting up a Centre
of Excellence (CoE) in Aerospace and Defence, in collaboration with
Dassault Systemes and Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in
Belagavi, to provide high-end training and skill development for
about 1600 engineers every year.
The Centre, using the 3D Experience platform of Dassault
Systemes, will provide access to over 35 years of expertise and
technology garnered from this collaboration with the world’s leading
Aerospace & Defence companies, according to a release here.
The total cost of the project is Rs. 288.68 crore, out of which
the Government of Karnataka contribution will be Rs 34.36 crore over
a 3 year period. Contribution of Dassault Systemes will be Rs.
250.93 crore in the form of software package, software updation/
license charges, faculty and training.
Speaking about the MoU, Minister for IT, BT and Tourism, Priyank
Kharge, said the city, a global technology hub will be boosted with
the State government further strengthening its position, through the
Centre of Excellence in aerospace and defence sectors. There is
acute shortage of skilled engineers and professionals in the
aerospace and defence sector. The Centre of Excellence will act as a
catalyst of growth by making world class skilled professionals
available for the aerospace and defence sector.