'Finishing School': A new program for the Engineering students of Odisha
Odisha government has started a new and dedicated program in order to make the engineering students of the Odisha industry ready.
In order to implement the program the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) has set up a finishing school on the premises of its campus. The idea of the finishing school was discussed at the Board of Governors meeting, which was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi.
Padhi suggested IIT authorities to make the course more industry relevant by interfacing the students with the experts from the industry directly.
The finishing school will start from the current academic session and will train around 300 students in different batches during the academic year. The first batch of the school will begin from July and in the first batch 100 students will be trained.
The release said "any graduate in Electrical Science, Communication Engineering and Information Technology having domicile in Odisha can avail the opportunity".
In the training the students will be equipped with the qualitative skills, employment oriented dexterity, quantitative aptitude, soft skills and other such skills which are required for the employment.
Under the program, the students will trained for 150 hours spread over the duration of two months and there will seven assessments to test the learning of the students including two final assessments.
The students will also have the opportunity to get connected to the industries and potential employers during the duration of the course.
The estimated cost of the training is INR 6000 of which 3000 will be provided by the Odisha government and the remaining 3000 will have to be provided by the concerned student.