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Alumni Talk 1:
Name
: Sowmya Jayaram
Phone No: 9686499481
Email -Id : [email protected]

Her Talk:
I am Sowmya , Alumni of 2010-2013 Batch. I am very happy with the number of companies visited our college during our tenure. Thanks for the department for providing the Best for me.

Alumni Talk 2:
Name:
Sachin Kulkarni
Phone No: 9986057914
Email -Id: [email protected]
I am a student of MCA 2010-2013 batch. I was placed in Timken Engineering as an intern through college placements process, and later got absorbed as System Engineer.
I am very happy and proud to be alumni of DSI - MCA (BU) department. I am very grateful to our faculty and HOD for supporting us in all our endeavors. I wish more certification and training programs may be conducted for our juniors.

Alumni Talk 3:

Name: Fyroz
Mobile No: 9972255458
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Fyroz

 

Bridging the skills gap with industry: Academia partnerships

The shortage of appropriately skilled labour across many industries is emerging as a significant and complex challenge to India's growth and future. According to NASSCOM, each year over 3 million graduates and post-graduates are added to the Indian workforce. However, of these only 25 percent of technical graduates and 10-15 percent of other graduates are considered employable by the rapidly growing IT and ITES segments. Hence, what we have today is a growing skills gap reflecting the slim availability of high-quality college education in India and the galloping pace of the country's service-driven economy, which is growing faster than most countries in the world.

Challenges

It is widely held that knowledge, skills, and resourcefulness of people are critical to sustain development, economic, and social activity in a knowledge society. Given the current high-paced growth and dynamic investment climate in India, the demand for knowledge workers with high levels of technical and soft skills will only increase. With expansion taking place across sectors: banking and financial services (BFSI), retail, manufacturing, pharma, SMBs, outsourcing / offshoring companies, service providers, etc there already exists a large need for IT talent.

Industry-Academia Partnerships

One of the approaches to tackle the problem of lacking job readiness in the Indian IT sector is partnerships between the industry and academia. Many IT companies are partnering with engineering colleges and universities. Infosys has launched a program called 'Campus Connect' to align the education being given at various engineering colleges, with the requirements of the industry. Wipro has also started a program called the Wipro Academy of Software Excellence, in association with BITS (Pilani) to prepare fresh graduates for careers in software programming and provide them with the necessary skills. Many multinationals have also established alliances with academic institutions on specific initiatives covering faculty upgradation, internships, curriculum revision workshops, research incubation, etc.

Conclusion

Its high time now for us to reboot the India education system and joint initiatives by the industry and academia will play an important part in plugging the talent gap in the years to come. Training individuals for the jobs of the future and allowing them to visualise what it possible today will not only make a difference in their lives but will enrich our communities now and for the future

Thanks

Fyroz