Anna University along with Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) have launched a new upgraded programme on career guidance for the fresh engineering graduate students to help them explore immediate employment opportunities.
A senior official from DoTE told DT Next that the university has four campuses, 13 constituent colleges and three regional campuses situated in Tirunelveli, Madurai and Coimbatore at present.
“In addition, more than 500 colleges, which offer 29 undergraduate (UG) and 79 postgraduate (PG) programmes, are also affiliated to the university, he said.
Accordingly, the university will start more than 100 crash courses that would create employment opportunities for both UG and PG students, who had completed their degree programme.
Stating that theory and practical sessions will be conducted 30 hours each, the official said that the theory classes have been designed in a simple manner to ensure that the students are able to grasp the topics in a short period of time.
“Similarly, the equipment and other lab materials used in practical classes will be updated to be in tune with the latest technology in the respective industries,” said the official and added that they would also invite various companies to recruit the students once the course is completed.
The official said that the funds, which will be used for skill development programme, will be shared by State and the Centre in the ratio of 60:40. “The certificate, which will be given after the crash course, will be recognised by the industries across the country, which would largely benefit the students,” he said.
Pointing out that a notification has been issued for the students and they could view all the courses in detail, he said, “Fresh graduates should register themselves online for pursing the courses.”