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City college,industry enter pact to offer IT for core engineering streams

In a unique effort to widen the scope of IT in the core engineering streams,the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has emerged as a facilitator for industry-academia interaction.

In a unique effort to widen the scope of IT in the core engineering streams,the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has emerged as a facilitator for industry-academia interaction. The idea is to make students of core engineering streams like mechanical or civil engineering more employable as they pass out.

As part of this effort,PTC Software (India),a product development company,on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Shreemati Kashibai Navale College of Engineering (SKNCOE) to train students of core engineering streams on its product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions with NASSCOM as a facilitator. With this effort,the third and fourth year non-IT stream students of SKNCOE will have an elective in PLM for their course starting this academic year.

“A joint survey of NASSCOM and McKenzie brought to the fore that only 20 per cent of engineering graduates are employable and this initiative followed,” said NASSCOM vice-president Rajeev Vaishnav. “We developed a team to work on the education initiatives and with NASSCOM as a platform,the otherwise competing industries came together for the industry-academia interaction.”

“The NASSCOM is of the opinion that there should be a horizontal approach to IT rather than a vertical one. Be it any engineering stream,the need of IT is there. So,it was felt that the students of other streams should also be benefited,” said Vaishnav.

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“We developed different teams for different processes required in manufacturing industries to impart the relevant education. For example,there is a team of companies like Siemens,3D PLM and PTC for imparting education about PLM solutions,” he said. “In case of SKNCOE,PTC is providing training to the faculty,” he said.

PTC,under the guidance of NASSCOM,has developed a PLM curriculum,which will help the students to increase their technological literacy and master technological skills to become qualified,talented design and product engineers of the future.

“The PTC will train the faculty of SKNCOE with focus on developing innovated technology skills. PTC’s education initiative is hoping to inculcate a product development culture among students,” said Ashutosh Parasnis,vice-president and managing director,PTC Software (India).

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“This will be open for around 1,000 students of non-IT streams of the college. We look forward to building a strong relationship that will benefit the young student community,” said S D Markande,vice-principal of SKNCOE.

First published on: 18-06-2009 at 03:02:10 am
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