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Mysore CAD firm to up headcount

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Mysore 

iCAD Engineering Pvt Ltd, the Mysore-headquartered civil engineering services company specialising in designing and detailing steel structures as per American standards, plans to up headcount to 200 people in Mysore and the overall strength to 300 in the coming year.
An SME company, iCAD was founded in 2002 and has offices in California, in the US, Bangalore and Mysore, India.
Power plants and industrial structures are the two main areas of focus in iCAD, which serves customers in North America with plans to expand to Europe.
It has 180 employees and the present year's revenue is expected to be around Rs 25 crore. iCAD opened its facility in Mysore last year and now has an employee strength of 110 this year.
The SME firm, founded by the two alumni of the Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, has been instrumental in hiring physically-challenged people to its workforce.
It has 12 physically-challenged persons, eight of them with hearing disability and four have orthopeaedic disability. It is also provides scholarships to five physically challenged and 10 economically under-privileged students every year. It plans to hire at least five physically challenged every year.
This year, iCAD has taken up an the initiative with the JSS Polytechnic for Physically Challenged (JSSPPC). It will train the fifth semester students in 3D modelling. After the training, these students will have the option of working part-time at iCAD during the holidays and in their sixth semesters.
Besides, the EoU firm is introducing a course in steel structure design and detailing for the final year students in the JSSPPC. This would give students exposure to the industry even as they are in school and assist them in securing a job after their graduation, company's F&A executive K S Suresh told Business Standard.
The Karnataka government and Software Technology Parks of India has awarded iCAD "the best employer for physically challenged" award.
The award, instituted from this year, was handed over to Mahesh Nagarajaih and J P Shivakunmara Swamy, the two founders. It was among the 1,600 selected for the award.

First Published: Mon, August 27 2007. 00:00 IST