Grundfos India and SVRCC Inaugurate State-of-the-Art Plumbing Lab


Grundfos India and SVRCC Inaugurate State-of-the-Art Plumbing Lab

Grundfos India and SVRCC Inaugurate State-of-the-Art Plumbing Lab

Plumbing coursefocuses on skill-development of underprivileged students

Puducherry, India, July 23, 2018: Located at Keezhputhupattu village bordering Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC) recently upgraded their state of the art plumbing lab, with the financial aid from Grundfos India. Ranganath NK, Managing Director, Grundfos India along with G. V. Subramaniam, Founder, Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College inaugurated this state of the art plumbing lab.

In June 2014, Grundfos India helped SVRCC set up the plumbing workshop.Since then with the ever-increasing demand for plumbing technicians in the country, the Grundfos sponsored ‘Plumbing Technician’ course has become one of the most sought-after courses. The enrolment for this course has since doubled to 80 students and is further expected to rise to 120 students in FY 2019-20. Thus, an upgradation of the lab in terms of size, equipment and training facilities had become necessary to ensure that students’ training is in sync with the evolving needs of the plumbing industry. The college has also already completed the construction of their new Workshop Block which houses a bigger classroom and plumbing workshop area which also includes an area for live demos with the pumps provided by Grundfos India. 

The six-month plumbing course in SVRCC introduces the plumbing trade, trade glossary, tools & equipment, documentation, materials, testing, safety, practice modules and on job site training. SVRCC also looks to impart training on pump usage and servicing, monitoring and troubleshooting of plumbing, installation in residential, institutional as well as commercial buildings. The college also guides the budding young entrepreneurs on how to run a small business.  Additionally, this course also includes training on life skills, comprising of spoken and written English, basics of computer, soft skills, entrepreneurship, yoga and meditation.

“Since its launch in 2014, this plumbing course has empowered so many of our youth to become skilled plumbers in the country”, said Ranganath NK, Managing Director, Grundfos India. “As the industry is growing and becoming more complex with the introduction of new products and technologies, it is even more critical to have skilled plumbers. We are happy to work with SVRCC on providing a training  platform that matches the industry’s requirements.”

G. V Subramaniam, Founder, SVRCC, said “What started out as an endeavour to impart quality training to the underprivileged youth of today has scaled new heights. We will always be grateful to Grundfos for the opportunity to provide wholesome plumbing education to the growing number of students theoretically and practically. The upgraded lab is truly an added benefit as the need for this plumbing course grows.” 

About Swawmi  Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC):

Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC) located in Kezhputhupattu 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.

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About Grundfos India

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established on March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. Currently, Grundfos India has more than 350 employees and works with 200 distributors and dealers with 14 offices across India. Grundfos India provides energy efficient pumps and smart 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: