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AKTU signs MoU with NASSCOM to boost students’ employability

The association with NASSCOM will enable AKTU to produce industry-ready engineers and equip the institute with state-of-the-art technology

education Updated: Dec 19, 2017 18:35 IST
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AKTU and NASSCOM officials after signing the MoU. As part of the agreement, SSC NASSCOM will provide guidelines and recommendations related to programme particulars such as faculty and student selection, infrastructure for training and evaluation, under the supervision of AKTU’s steering committee members(HT Photo)

Lucknow: To enhance skills in the information technology sector, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM) to launch employability enhancement programmes.

The strategic alliance with SSC NASSCOM aims at offering programmes to undergraduate students either as an elective course to an existing programme, or as an add-on course with the goal to enhance their employability.

The academic programmes developed by SSC NASSCOM included in this initiative are qualification pack (job role) based programmes covering ‘associate – analytics’ (SSC/Q2101) and ‘analyst application security’ (SSC/Q903)

SSC NASSCOM will also facilitate train-the-trainer (TTT) programme for university or college faculty members involved in the project to provide a holistic view of the pedagogy and principles fundamental to the course.

Under the MoU, SSC NASSCOM will provide guidelines and recommendations related to programme particulars such as faculty and student selection, infrastructure for training and evaluation, under the supervision of steering committee members of AKTU associate dean (RDIC) Prof Sampath Kumar V and dean (UGSE) Prof Vineet Kansal.

After successful completion of the training, SSC NASSCOM will also participate in the assessment and certification process.

The QP certification will be in conjunction with the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).

The vice-chancellor of AKTU, Vinay Kumar Pathak, said: “We are excited about the association with SSC NASSCOM which will help us produce industry-ready engineers and equip our faculty with state-of-the-art technology. This will allow us to further provide faculty with the ability to build technical expertise with experiential learning on technologies which will help in enhancing student employability.”

“AKTU affiliated engineering colleges can create an ecosystem to facilitate students and professors uniformly to stay ahead of the conventional mode of teaching and learning by collaborating with industry association,” associate dean (RDIC) Prof Sampath Kumar V said.

“Joining hands with SSC NASSCOM is another step towards building a larger industry-ready engineering community through experiential learning,” he added.

First Published: Dec 19, 2017 18:28 IST