Just days after students and faculty members of College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) sent their first nano satellite, Swayam, into space, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde congratulated the team and announced that the state government will finance their next satellite project.
COEP’s upcoming research on solar energy will be financed by Dept of Higher&Technical Edu to encourage ambitious aspirations in our students— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) June 24, 2016
#WATCH: ISRO successfully launches record 20 satellites from Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)https://t.co/l3UlbcoIu5 — ANI (@ANI_news) June 22, 2016
Talking about CoEP’s next project, Tawde said that for Swayam the students and faculty members had “burnt the midnight oil” and that their research work should not get affected by lack of funds.
CoEP is an 162-year-old premier institute under an autonomous body of the Maharashtra government.