IIT-M Technology Center to Provide “Industry-Ready” Education for Pandemic Years Engineering Graduates

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) Pravartak Technologies has partnered with Sony India Software Center to impart industry-ready technology skills to engineering students who passed away in 2020-2021, 2021-22 and whose the parents have an annual income less than Rs 8 lakh.

The free course, called “Sony India Finishing School Skill Development Training Program”, will provide training in certain areas such as artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), cybersecurity and computer graphics, in addition to communication skills. of business.

Sony India Software Center will also extend employment to the top 15 students of this course. The Pravartak Technologies Foundation (PTF) will help the remaining students to do internships by arranging their interviews through the IIT-M PTF placement cell.

The student selection process will be based on the academic performance of those who graduated in 2020-21 and 2021-22 engineering, with a minimum total of 60% in all exams and whose parents together earn less of Rs 8 lakh per year.

There would also be a written entrance exam, followed by an interview. Students who pass the assessment with the highest score would be eligible for a stipend provided under the training program.

“This program aims to bridge the knowledge and skills gap that exists between graduate students and industry requirements. We hope that many students, especially from non-urban parts of India, will benefit from this initiative,” said Prof. V Kamakoti, Director of IIT-M.

The course would run full-time for six months in physical classrooms, provided by the M Pravartak Technologies Foundation.

Students would receive certificates upon successful completion of the training program.

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