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Bridge gap between industry, academia

THE DEPUTY Director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-K) Dr Kripa Shanker stressed upon the need of bridging the gap between the industry and the academia to achieve the goals of excellence in professional life.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2006 00:00 IST

THE DEPUTY Director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-K) Dr Kripa Shanker stressed upon the need of bridging the gap between the industry and the academia to achieve the goals of excellence in professional life.

Inaugurating a one-day seminar on “IT: Redefining Indian Business” at the institute here on Saturday, he said that interactive lecture series would prove to be highly useful for the young engineers and the students of the MBA classes at their grooming stage. The seminar was organised by ‘Jyotirgamaya’ an association of the MBA students at the IIT-K.

He further said these lectures series addressed by the eminent people from the industrial and the business groups would not only help the young managers in equipping themselves with the practical global knowledge but they would also get an opportunity to develop relations with the business houses. These relations might prove as foundation stones in their search for better placement in future life, he added.

He said the information technology has attained an important place in the world and India has proved its worth in taking lead in IT revolution.

The head of the Industrial and Management Engineering Department at the IIT-K, Professor RRK Sharma said that the Information Technology (IT) has remarkably changed the global scenario. It has changed the concepts of standardisations and exploitation of resources.

He said the IT revolution has added to the efficiency in the management process and research and development ventures.

The IT revolution has opened the road to success for the managers who were task oriented and aimed their skills to innovate ideas for the welfare of the people in general.

Speaking about the course at the institute, Sharma said that MBA programme at the institute extended the academic excellence of the institute to management discipline. The programme was designed to train leaders who were adept at managing people and IT in an integrated fashion. Besides, the students were also given opportunities for their exposure to the big industrial groups so that they could learn from the practical experiences of the successful executives of the different business groups.