We are advancing at a very high pace and with technologies such as drones and driverless cars slowly replacing our everyday life; it is of utmost importance that we work on preparing our students in such a way that they are not theoretically well educated but practically equipped as well. The industry demands high-quality professionals who can not only do the work but can get the work done as well. With this in mind, CGC Jhanjeri has established an ‘Industry-Academia Interface’ which focuses on preparing the students to face the challenges that they will encounter in the professional world. As we commit to the industry to produce some of the best professionals who will someday be the leaders of our thriving world, we work towards setting a high standard of output for our institution. Adopting global practices for our students is just the beginning of developing world leaders and professionals by working on their overall development!
Focusing on the industry needs and requirements is an essential step required to understand the specifications and skills which the companies look for, in their future employees. We have worked on developing the best guidelines following an insight into the company, to make our students industry ready, helping them give their best in their professional life starting from day one itself. This requires a careful review of their working and policies, while understanding the exact requirements for different professions and positions. We, at CGC, provide an array of programs in the fields of Engineering, Management, IT and computer applications. This makes sure that the students are well equipped in their field by the end of the course and are industry ready to make the most of the opportunities offered to them.
To support our research and initiatives, several programs such as the Institute-Industry Interface, Pre-placement training, conferences, and seminars are organized on a regular basis which not only give an insight into the practical dealings of the industry but also showcase the actual conditions of the working environment to the students while still in the university. This provides a live example of how things go about in the professional world. All these initiatives, which help in establishing the Industry Academia Interface, are organized through the efforts and hard work of different departments, working tirelessly with corporate leaders to establish a successful and fruitful bond between CGC and the industry. These Include:
Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC)
The cell is working to foster relationships between CGC Jhanjeri and partner industry driven groups. The activities include interactions and joint ventures with participating partners to plan and conduct academic events such as conferences, seminars and workshops helping students gain knowledge on the latest ongoings in their industries. Guest lectures by professionals and leaders are a bonus for all the students as nothing is better than the learning you gain from personal life experiences. One can learn from what the masters did wrong and how they work to not repeat the same mistakes. It not only gives them immense knowledge but also acts as a motivating medium to achieve greatness in life in their field of choice.
Entrepreneurial Development Cell (EDC)
This department does not directly deal with the industry but makes an impact by helping young and budding entrepreneurs execute their ideas to make an impact on the world by doing something great in their field. Establishment of this cell solely depends on students’ interest and participation. Regular programs and workshops are organized for interested students to update them with the current working of the professional world as well as helping them work on their skills and services. An entrepreneurial venture is dependent on the working capabilities of the students and to motivate them to achieve greatness, regular seminars and talks are organized by successful entrepreneurs and experts from academia as well as the industry. This helps them learn about the process as well as guides them on the pathway to success.
Management Development Projects (MDP)
MDPs are taken very frequently at CGC to train the students as per company specifications and requirements. The projects include training programs and workshops which are conducted both at the campus as well as the company locations to serve the need of the industry and the job role. These programs are tailor made as per the company profile and work requirements, hence offering the students hands on experience to prepare them for the specific designations. Effectiveness of the program is ensured as it is conducted by some of the best professionals from the industry throwing light on some of the major issues that they face and how to overcome them to get fruitful results.
Our consultancy projects include a varied set of fields not only limited to technology and engineering but also computer applications, IT and Management. This ensures smooth functioning of all the fields and helps in offering students from different backgrounds an equal opportunity. As a result, we have observed a change in patterns of our results which mainly include improved performance, better understanding and knowledge among the students, a more power driven attempt to make the most of everything offered to them, increased efficiency and even competitive pricing for the services by cutting down on wastage.
The Industry Academia Interface has been a boon to the CGC family as it has not only widened the scope and possibilities for our students but has also introduced a new set of skills and methods to get more efficient and better performance. It has played a major role in the transition of our students from theory to more practice oriented approach and has given them a valuable experience for life. Another advantage of this interface is that it has decreased the pressure on the students in terms of academia by offering them live examples and problems to work on while understanding the concepts, making the process of learning easier and fun!