Sri City, September 8, 2023:- A 20 member delegation of faculty and students from Standford University’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) department, led by Prof. Mykel Kochenderfer and, Mr. Dylan Mitchell Asmar, PhD scholar paid a visit to Sri City on Friday. Mr. Satish Kamat, President (Operations), Sri City extended a warm welcome.
Speaking to the visitors in virtual mode, Mr. C. Srini Raju, Chairman, Sri City, reminisced his association with Stanford University during 1980s. Saying that Sri City’s objective was to develop into a “clean, green, breathe-easy” industrial-urban agglomeration, he mentioned that it was established on the principles of “work, live, learn, and play” and built on the idea of sustainability. He said that in line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), different sustainability initiatives were implemented and practiced, including the solar power generation and water management. “Emphasis was put on maintaining a balance between industrial expansion and environmental preservation, allowing the park to function while safeguarding the ecology. Sri City intends to become India’s first carbon-neutral manufacturing zone,” he added.
Briefing about the existing world-class infrastructure, connectivity, distinctive features, etc., Mr. Satish Kamat mentioned that Sri City hosts close to 210 industrial units from 28 different countries across the wold including the eleven major American brands like PepsiCo, Cadburys, Colgate Palmolive, VRV-Chart Industries, Ball Corporation, Kellogg’s, West Pharma, etc.,
The intent of their visit was to witness the blooming industrial development and understanding the sustainability initiatives implemented and practiced in Sri City. They all expressed a strong desire to learn more about Sri City by asking a few questions, to which Mr. Srini Raju and Mr. Satish responded. They were all quite pleased with Sri City Project’s world-class infrastructure and profound dedication to environmental efforts. Following the briefing session, the delegates went round the campus and visited the production plant of IFF and West Pharma and had a close glimpse of the works in progress.
The group visited Krea University and spoke with staff and students. Krea is a new paradigm in higher education that provides higher education degrees using an Interwoven Learning method. Prof. Nirmala Rao, Vice Chancellor, welcomed the guests and presided over the interactive session. The visiting students team was inquisitive about the admission procedure, course information, unique benefits of studying in an industrial and business environment, student clubs, and so on. The Krea students inquired about the Stanford courses and their content.