Coimbatore, July 04,
2011: NIIT Limited,
leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer,
today announced the launch of its innovative Careers@Campus programs at Sri
Ramakrishna Engineering College (SREC) and Sri Ramakrishna Institute of
Technology (SRIT), Coimbatore. World Chess Champion Viswanathan
Anand unveiled the programs, which aim to make students industry ready by the
time they graduate. Also present on the occasion were Mr. C. Soundararaj, Managing Trustee,
Mr. R. Vijayakumhar, Joint Managing Trustee of SNR Sons Charitable Trust; Dr. A.
Ebenezer Jeyakumar, Director (Academics), Dr. R. Radhakrishnan, Principal, Sri
Ramakrishna Engineering College and Dr. R. Joseph Xavier, Principal, Sri
Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, besides Mr. G. Raghavan, Chief Executive,
Career Building Solutions, NIIT Limited.
Careers@Campus is an initiative to offer employability enhancing programs to
undergraduates students in their own college campus. These
programs, mapped to the college calendar, will be delivered through innovative
in-campus training modules.
In the fast evolving Indian economy,
several sectors are increasingly facing the need of inducting talent through
entry-level and lateral-level recruitments. According to a BCG report, by 2020,
world would need 46 million workforce, whereas India will have a surplus 57
Despite the huge
opportunities available, India faces an acute shortage of skilled, employable
talent. This skill gap is a combination of lack of technical skills as well as
professional life skills. According to studies, only 25 percent of fresh
engineers are employable due to lack of technical and communication skills. A
joint survey by FICCI and the World Bank states that 64% of surveyed employers
are dissatisfied with engineering graduates’ skills. It has therefore become a
necessity to equip the graduates with employable skill sets, for meeting the
Commenting on the
launch, World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand said, “I am
pleased to launch NIIT Careers@Campus at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College and
Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology. I am sure these programmes will equip
the students with adequate skills required for embarking on a successful
NIIT’s continuous engagements and
placement alliances with the employer organizations contribute to ensuring that
the programs offered under NIIT’s Careers@Campus programs are aligned to
industry requirements. Students would be imparted specialised
functional skills and critical communication and personality skills, essential
to building a successful career. The overall curriculum is
specifically designed keeping both industry expectations and career aspirations
of the students in mind.
Mr. C. Soundararaj, Managing Trustee,
of SNR Sons Charitable Trust said, “This is yet another unique commitment
by our trust to impart education with cutting edge
pursuing diploma programmes, NIIT will offer placement assistance on successful
completion of the programme. All students of Employability Enhancement
Programmes will be offered Placement Assistance wherein they will be provided
opportunities to appear in interviews via participation in Campus interviews,
Job fairs etc.
Mr. G. Raghavan, Chief Executive,
Career Building Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said “Careers@Campus is an
initiative by NIIT to bring employability enhancing skill sets to the doorsteps
of college students in campuses, to make them job-ready professionals. I am very
pleased at the opportunity of bringing across these programs, to the students of
great institutions under the SNR Sons Charitable Trust”.
Enhancement programmes, mapped to industry requirements, are aimed at bridging
the gap between academic education and industry needs. Students undertaking the
programme will undergo training in critical soft skills like Communication
skills, Personal development, Presentation skills etc.
Ramakrishna Engineering College
Engineering College, established in 1994, is affiliated to Anna University of
Technology, Coimbatore and approved by All India Council for Technical Education
(AICTE), New Delhi and Government of Tamil Nadu.
It is an autonomous institution,
offering eight UG and seven PG programs. SREC is the first self financing
engineering college in this zone to get autonomy from the UGC.
Ramakrishna Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology was established in 2002. It offers 6 Bachelor degree
programmes and 2 Master degree programmes. The institute has a strength of over
2,000 students and 138 staff members.
Careers@Campus is an initiative based on feedback from industry to help students
bridge the gap between education and employability.
Today, though most
of the universities impart great conceptual grounding, there keeps emerging a
need for employability enhancement through skill upgradation on new technologies
as well as communication skills and personality development.
To help bridge the
skill gap between education and employability, NIIT has taken the lead to design
courses that prepare first-day, first-hour ready professionals required by the
industry. Careers@Campus programs have been developed by active industry
engagement. A set of special courses that deal with typical environments that
students will face at their first jobs, Industry experts as guest lecturers,
industry endorsed curriculum and pedagogy, are the hallmarks of these
will be delivered using a synchronous learning platform through a combination of
live expert faculty, on-the-ground trainers and online learning. To deliver
training, there will be an NIIT designated Industry expert faculty in the
studio. Additionally there will be NIIT facilitators in the classroom who will
assist in maximizing student interaction by helping students in raising queries
and encouraging them to engage in discussion.
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