IIT Madras offers industry skills certification program for UG, PG students

The courses will be offered on a one-to-one basis in institutions with enrollment of more than 100 students, said IIT Madras (Representative Image)

The programs are open to students of BE/BTech, BSc, MSc, BBA, MBA, BCA and MCA degree courses from first semester to third semester, IIT Madras said.

IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation has partnered with Gradskey to train college students with ‘industry-applicable skills’. Industry personnel directly train students in various techniques as peer-to-peer training makes it easier for students. said the institute. The programs are open to students from first semester to third semester in BE/BTech, BSc, MSc, BBA, MBA, BCA and MCA degrees.

These industry qualification programs are designed for a long-term trajectory of three years, which will be the duration of an undergraduate degree program. However, the courses are divided into a short, annual certification program to gradually acclimate students to their learning pace, the institute said.

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“This can fulfill an urgent need as many colleges in tier-2 and tier-3 cities are unable to teach industry professionals the technical skills required in the industry,” the institute said. Courses are offered individually at educational institutions. more than 100 students are registered there. In other institutions, it is offered in a hybrid mode, with about 60-75 percent online and the rest of the classes in physical mode. 5,000 to 7,000 rupees per student per semester.

Emphasizing the need for such industry-specific skill training programmes, Professor Mangala Sunder, Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras, and Founder Coordinator, Digital Skills Academy-IIT Madras said, “The learning opportunities provided to students can have multiple outcomes; Not only can you solve industry-related problems and gain experience, but you can also think about developing new programs and explore new startup opportunities that will bring jobs to many more people.”

Commenting on the unique aspects of the competency certification program, Gradskey Founder and CEO R Achuttaraman said, “Our qualification process and methodology is unique and key to our success in equipping students with much-needed industry and problem-solving skills. their dream career goals.”

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