Moodbidri: According to Duke University’s report, India is producing in excess of 3,50,000 Engineering graduates every year. Witnessing the slowdown of the Indian economy, the industries have been forced to either freeze or reduce their intake to a marginal number. Also, the McKinsey study says that only 25% of them are employable. Therefore, Engineering graduates are vying with each other to bag the jobs at prestigious organizations.
The industry now calls for valuable technical skills and life skills that are beyond the purview of the prescribed syllabus. Observing this trend in the market, Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology is organizing a free, month-long pre-placement training programme to boost the employability of the students. The Pre-final year engineering students of the Institute have skipped their vacations to take part in this pre-placement training programme.
The course content of the training programme is highly customized keeping in mind the varying needs of companies across the country and the specializations the students have opted for. The programme would be handled by expert trainers who have understood the corporate requirements and have trained new recruits at the companies in these domains.
The trainers consist of Ganesh Murthy, senior engineer at Mercedes Benz and Ramesh, head of HR at Integra Solutions apart from the domain trainers.
A session on the rural projects and the opportunities available for budding engineers in the rural segment will be handled by Ganapati Rathod, AGM, KSFC.
Prof Edwin from Philadelphia, USA will be training the candidates on Linux. Other trainers will train students on AutoCAD, ProE and STAAD Pro, Robotics, Embedded Systems.