Autodesk aims to strengthen Partnership with Covenant
Autodesk, a worldwide leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment, has moved to strengthen its partnership with Africa’s leading university, Covenant.
Representatives of Autodesk Education, led by Mr. Nihit Srivastava of Vinsys IT Services Pvt. Ltd, India, made this disclosure recently at a meeting in Covenant, featuring the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor David Omole, the immediate past Dean, Professor Christian Bolu, all Heads of Departments in the college, the HOD, Computer and Information Sciences, and selected CIT instructors.
While stating the purpose of their visit, Mr. Srivastava, accompanied by Autodesk Regional Manager for West Africa, Louise Iwegbuna, noted that Covenant was the only Autodesk Training Centre (ATC) for Autodesk Education across the whole of West Africa, and there was need for closer partnership between Autodesk and Covenant
Mr. Srivastava added that the Autodesk team was in Covenant to understand how things work in the University and to exchange training programmes mutually beneficial to all the stakeholders of Autodesk Education.
In his welcome remarks, the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor David Omole, expressed his excitement at the prospect of a meaningful collaboration with Autodesk Education, stating that the University was always open to a symbiotic association with related institutions in other to drive her unique vision of becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world in a few years’ time.
The Coordinator, Covenant University’s Centre for Information Technology (CIT), Professor Victor Osamor, who expressed joy over the visit, said it was the first time Autodesk was visiting from India, and an indication that Autodesk was desirous of building a stronger partnership.
Some of the deliberations focused on training of Covenant students on Autodesk Computer Aided Engineering, Architectural Design Software, Autodesk certification of Covenant staff and students and other Nigerian students, and participation of Covenant in Autodesk global and regional Competitions.
The three-hour meeting ended with a tour of the University’s computer laboratories at the Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments, Computer Science laboratory, and the architecture digital design studio at the College of Science and Technology.