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NRI Swaraj Paul's Charity Foundation, gifts Jalandhar "School of Excellence in engineering"
(Something back to my birthplace)


London, Aug. 14, 2007
Ashok Gupta

NRI Lord Swaraj Paul entrepreneur of Caparo Group, UK, and founder of The Ambika Paul Foundation, on Tuesday, opened a School of Excellence at Jalandhar, which will specialise in providing manufacturing, engineering and management education.

Lord Paul said:

  • I am proud that I am in a position to give something back to Jalandhar, Punjab, my birthplace- "The Caparo School of Excellence is my gift to India in the name of my daughter Ambika
  • For the first academic year, the School will offer three degree courses:
    • B-Tech (Electronics) specialising in Manufacturing Electronics
    • B-Tech (Mechanical) specializing in Manufacturing Technology
    • B-Tech (Information Technology) specialising in Process Planning
  • Each course will start with 30 students, 200 students in 2008 and 300 students in 2009
  • Postgraduate Degrees and Research Degrees will be started in 2009.
  • The school will collaborate with selected UK and USA universities and will be called "Dream Team of Engineers." The Courses will emphasis on the integration of modern engineering concepts with manufacturing processes and management.
  • The training will be provided to scientists and engineers
  • Will focus areas for Research & Development which include Geometric Modelling, Design for Manufacturability and Triflogy, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Manufacturing.

The school will be funded by The Ambika Paul Foundation, a charitable trust set up in memory of Lord Paul's daughter who sadly lost her battle with Leukaemia in 1968.

Lord Paul is a British Ambassador for overseas business and he said, the young engineers will be hired by Caparo in India and abroad. and also sent to other industry