May 27-2015
Vivek Oberoi to help develop Robotics Centre in Nagpur

NEW DELHI: Actor Vivek Oberoi will be sponsoring and helping the funding of the Advanced Centre of Robotics at the Rashtrasant Tukodoji Maharaj Nagpur University.

According to the proposed plan, the centre will be named after Vivek’s family.

Vivek wants the robotics centre to be world class and for that he is in touch with the American-based ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB), a robotic tech major who will be the private partner and provide technical inputs and help set up the research centre.

Vice Chancellor SP Kane had met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai last week to discuss the research centre and introducing diploma courses in the university.

Vivek is expected to visit Nagpur along with ABB officials in the first week of June.

On the development, Vivek said: “Our goal is to create a world class centre of excellence for the youth of India who want to be at par with global industry standards in Robotics. We all know that Indian students have genius in their DNA and we want to provide them with a global platform.”

“With guidance and cooperation from the world’s leading robotics company,ABB and the committed faculty at Nagpur University and VNIT, we are hopeful that our students will make India proud! Our dream is that our students lead the technological revolution through robotics applications, transforming India’s manufacturing sector and making our country a true world leader. I was inspired to take this initiative by our dynamic CM Shri Devendra Fadnavis when I met him at the Hannover Messe(technology fair) in Germany,” he ended.