Diploma in welding through distance learning
The personal contact programmes will be conducted through 19 centres of IWS spread across the country.
Industry-oriented: IWS president B. Pattabhiraman and others with the MoU documents.
The Indian Welding Society (IWS) and Annamalai University have signed a memorandum of understanding to offer two industry-oriented diploma courses in welding through distance learning programme.
The one-year diploma programme in Welding Engineering will be useful for production supervisors and engineers. Likewise, the one on Welding Inspection is meant for Weld Designers and Inspectors, according to IWS president B. Pattabhiraman.
The major objectives of the courses is to generate more welding engineers and inspectors who are in great demand.
The curricula of the courses have been designed in such a way that students will easily understand the practical applications of welding in day-to-day industrial life, he said.
All diploma holders in engineering and undergraduates from engineering and science programmes are eligible to enrol for these courses that will begin from 2009-10.
The personal contact programmes will be conducted through 19 centres of IWS spread across the country, N. Rajasekaran, Honorary Secretary of IWS, said.
At a recent function in the university, Mr. Pattabhiraman exchanged the MoU documents with the Registrar of Annamalai University, Rathinasabapathy, in the presence of vice-chancellor Ramanathan; Nageswara Rao, Director of the University, Directorate of Distance Education, and IWS Southern Zone representatives.
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