Grundfos India Sponsors a State-Of-The-Art Plumbing Lab at Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College


Grundfos India Sponsors a State-Of-The-Art Plumbing Lab at Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College

Chennai & Puducherry, July31, 2014: A state-of-the-art plumbing lab sponsored by Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) was inaugurated at the Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC) today. Located at Keezhputhupattu village bordering Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, SVRCC aims at providing vocational training to students from weaker sections of the society. Through the newly inaugurated plumbing laboratory, SVRCC will provide a six month course on plumbing to its students.


The plumbing course will comprise of the below elements:

  • Introduction to the plumbing trade, trade glossary, tools & equipment, documentation, materials, testing, safety, practice modules and introduction to trade on job site
  • Training on pump usage and servicing
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of plumbing  installation in residential, institutional and commercial buildings
  •  Entrepreneurship – how to run a small business


The course will also include training on life skills, comprising of spoken and written English, basics of computer, soft skills, entrepreneurship, yoga and meditation.

Commenting on the occasion, Ranganath NK, Managing Director, Grundfos India said, “According to the National Skill Development Corporation there are over 700 million people of working age in India, out of which only 4.3 million are considered skilled. This shortage of skilled workers is increasingly affecting the Indian economy. Grundfos India is therefore focusing on skill development as one of its focus areas when it comes to CSR. We are happy to partner with SVRCC to set up this plumbing lab as well as share our expertise in the pump domain with their students. This lab and course will not only greatly benefit the students but will also help in bridging the widening demand-supply gap in industries by ensuring a qualified workforce.”

G V Subrahmanian, Director, SVRCC, said “SVRCC endeavours to reach out to the backward villages and slums in the Villupuram and surrounding districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The target group of the project is the youth from these localities, hailing from economically backward families such as fishermen, landless labourers, daily wage workers, etc. Also they have dropped out of formal education and are unemployed or underemployed and, face the threat of dire poverty owing to lack of sustainable incomes. The state-of-the art plumbing lab set up with the support from Grundfos Pumps is indeed a notable social investment by the company. The lab will help us in imparting quality training with enhanced training content, and help us on the one hand to offer to the industry the right-skilled employable youth and on the other to provide the underprivileged youth with gainful employment. I thank Grundfos India for helping us in establishing this plumbing lab.”

About Swawmi Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC):

Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC) located in Keezhputhupattu village, ECR, on the Tamil Nadu - Puducherry border, is a vocational training institute set up by Sadguru Sri Gnanananda Seva Trust, a registered, not for profit, public charitable trust. In accordance with its mission, the college seeks to empower the economically disadvantaged and underprivileged youth. Training is imparted to equip the students with appropriate skills not merely to make a livelihood but make a life rich in values. The college provides vocational training to the students on a wide range of trades, in tune with the demands of the local industrial and service sector such as refrigeration & air-conditioning mechanism, computer hardware servicing, automobile mechanism, electrical wiring, plumbing technology, nursing assistance, accounting & office management, housekeeping and so on. For more information, visit

About Grundfos India:

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established in March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives. Currently, Grundfos India has more than 250 employees and works with 200 distributors and dealers with 20 offices across India. Grundfos India provides pumps and pumping solutions for various applications – heating and hot water service systems, cooling and air-conditioning systems, industrial applications, pressure boosting and liquid transfer, groundwater supply, domestic water supply, sewage and wastewater, dosing, chlorination systems, disinfection systems and pumps running on renewable energy. For more information, visit

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