BBD Group of Educational Institutions, a pioneer in Technical and Management Education in the Lucknow region, has today announced a unique partnership to provide Skill Enhancement Programs,to make students ready to be employed by industry. The program will be run in partnership with PurpleLeap, a Pearson Educomp Company and a pioneer in entry level talent management. Studentswill undergo training at the PurpleLeap Atrium for Career Excellence (PL-ACE) set up inside the respective campuses. This partnership will function as a one-stop solution for Career Management and Skill Development needs of students as well as Training and Placement needs of the college. The program is expected to immediately benefit students from the BBD Group. Mr.R K Agarwal, Chief Executive Director, Prof. (Dr.) A K Mittal, Vice Chancellor, Prof. P N Srivastava, Head Training & Placement and Mr. Deepak Kumar Singh and Mr.Subhashish Roy from the BBD Group along with Mr. Amit Bansal, CEO and Co-founder, PurpleLeap, addressed the media here regarding this unique partnership.
Backed by Pearson, a world leader in Education and Educomp Solutions Ltd., the country's largest technology driven Education Company, PurpleLeap uniquely focuses on training delivery in the colleges itself by setting up technology driven career centres that help combine academic learning with insightful skill-building for industry application. The training is mapped to entry-level roles across Software Development, Telecom, IT Infrastructure Management, Embedded Systems, Robotics and Design. The program prepares the students across Technical Domain as well as Organizational Skills such as Communication and Problem Solving. PurpleLeap also brings in corporate partnerships to ensure that students from the BBD Group will have more and better opportunities for employment in industry.
Speaking on this occasion Hon. Vice Chancellor BBD University Prof. (Dr) A.K. Mittal said, "We are delighted to announce this unique initiative in partnership with PurpleLeap. The BBD Group has always been focused on the future of our students. Lack of 'employability skills' is today a problem that plagues students across the country. While thousands of students every year benefit from the high quality of education that we are able to provide, we also recognise the need to work specifically on the employability quotient of our students. We are sure that PurpleLeap completely understands the gap between existing skills and desired skills among graduating students and that their unique training model will help our students to be well equipped for their careers."
Addressing the media, Mr. Amit Bansal, CEO, PurpleLeap, said, "Our programs combine domain expertise with world-class learning methodologies that result in meeting learners' objectives to align them to industry expectations. Our unique hybrid delivery model leverages the strength of various technologies to deliver a world-class learning experience, while keeping the fee affordable. Using technology and industry know how, we bring the best of trainers to train our students and through continuous mapping of their skills we are able to identify the roles they are most suited for. We hope to enable the students of BBD Group of Technology and Management attain their dream careers."
PurpleLeap currently has presence in over 150 colleges across the country and is presently training over 30,000 students. By the end of financial year 2012, PurpleLeap plans to be present in 500 colleges across the country.
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About BBD Group of Educational Institutes, Lucknow:
The Babu Banarasi Das Group of Educational Institutions, founded in late 90's with assets worth Rs. 3000 crores in Lucknow (U.P.) and NCR region spreading over 500 acres of Land, has been a pioneer in establishing quality technical & professional education institutions in private sector in the state of U. P. and Delhi for providing quality education. The Group ensures that its institutions pursue their educational programs as per ISO-9000 & ISO-14000 QMS norms. The group provides scholarships to deserving and meritorious students. The Group institutions have about 15000+ students in various Under-Graduate & Post-Graduate Technical & Professional Programs in Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Management, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Computer Applications, Education and Dental Surgery. The academic programs are approved & recognized by UGC, AICTE, PCI, DCI, COA & State Government as per the requirements of respective academic programs and many of the academic programs are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), AICTE, MHRD, GoI.
Founded in 2007, PurpleLeap is an entry level talent management company specializing in providing 'ready to deploy' entry level talent to the industry. Today PurpleLeap is a Pearson-Educomp Company - with Pearson, the world's largest education company and Educomp, India's leading private enterprise in education, making strategic investments in the venture. PurpleLeap is thus able to leverage on Pearson's expertise in training content and learning technology and Educomp's expertise in delivering technology based learning solutions. PurpleLeap sets up Career Centres inside colleges and all programs are delivered at the college site itself, in a tech-enabled environment.
PurpleLeap works towards building professional skills among students gearing up for their first jobs. Across the varied programs offered, students undergo a unique and highly effective metric driven experiential learning cycle to build their technology application skills as well as high performance organizational skills like problem solving and communication. PurpleLeap also has tie-ups with companies to provide Hiring & Training services. They help companies acquire quality talent and reduce hiring and training costs.