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Technopark starts mentoring mechanism for engg graduates

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Kochi 

Business Incubation Centre (T-TBIC), aimed at bridging the gap between industry and academia, is setting up a Knowledge Network & Industry (KNIC).

The new initiative is a joint venture with leading industry bodies to address the skill gap between the industry demands and academia delivery.

The initiative will be kickstarted with the engineering colleges in south India.

will have all the necessary facilities to mentor and transform the students in various domains within the college itself through a real time video conference and smart classrooms. Through this innovative program the students are directly mentored by the industry experts so that the students will get a real exposure of the industry.

The proposed project makes the investment of up gradation at colleges to enable an intelligent learning environment in the partnering campus. will conduct systematic interventions like Industry connect classes, faculty development programmes to bring the corporate and academia closer.

Technopark-TBIC is aimed at fostering stronger industry-academia partnerships and alliances that will eventually contribute to the growth and development of a skilled supply pool in the partnering institutions.

As part of this programme, students of participating colleges are enabled for industry best practices, case-studies, content and behavioral competencies which help them develop and enhance student’s capabilities and building core competencies such as learning skills, communication and collaboration, leadership, creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

“According to a study, various industry sectors require talents with the solidity of domain knowledge blended with contemporary skills, but with the huge skill gap, only 25 per cent of the engineering graduates in the country are employable and this creates an imbalance in the demand-supply equation and our initiative is to address this problem, said Mervin Alexander, CEO,

First Published: Thu, March 24 2011. 00:12 IST