Chandigarh University has always been known for maintaining robust Industry-Academia interface to impart learning about the latest and emerging technologies being used by the Industry as a part of the academic curriculum taught to its students.
It is in this context that Chandigarh University has inked a Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoU) with one of the leading IT Companies of India, Birlasoft. Birlasoft happens to be ranked amongst the top 100 IT Companies of India. It is an IT Company providing Digital and Intelligent Technology Driven Solutions to its clients which are spread over Banking, Manufacturing, Energy & Resources, Life-Sciences & Healthcare, Capital Markets and Media & Entertainment verticals.
With the signing of MoU, Chandigarh University has become the first university of North India to partner with Birlasoft under its Academic Collaboration for Excellence (ACE) program which is a flagship program of the IT Company aimed to bridge the Academia-Industry Skill Gap. The MoU was signed by Madan Mewari, Senior Vice-President, Birlasoft Ltd.
“Under the ACE program, Engineering students of Computer Science, IT and Electronics & Telecommunication would undergo methodology based training which will focus on their hands-on and problem-solving skills so that they can be made industry-ready before the completion of their academic tenure. In addition, the students will be given the opportunity to work on real-time projects under the guidance of industry experts so that their employability skills can be enhanced. Birasoft will also organize Faculty Development Programs and Certifications for the University Faculty so they are able to upgrade themselves with the skill set according to the changing demands of Industry,” said Dr RS Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University, while giving details about the partnership with Birlasoft.
“The students of Chandigarh University will be given priority in the campus placements conducted by Birlasoft as the company has been a regular recruiter of engineering students for the last five years.” Birlasoft will also give inputs to the academic departments of Chandigarh University on the updation of the academic curriculum being taught to the students so that they are able to learn the emerging technologies and can have an edge over students from other universities,” further added the Pro-Chancellor.
“It’s a win-win situation for the students as they will be trained by the Industry Experts on the emerging technology platforms which will improve their chances of placements in top-notch companies and also being given a unique chance by Birlasoft to work on real-time projects from the industry during the completion of the degree itself,” said Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University. “Birlasoft has been our regular recruiter of engineering students for last five years and this year also the company has selected 60 students,” he added.