In a move that would bring about change in the engineering education, the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) will soon tie up with the State universities like Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University to help students get internships in the industry.
The idea is to equip engineering students with industry related skills and help them in securing a job after graduating from the college.
Presently, the engineering students have to do a major project as part of their final semester. By collaborating with the universities, the TASK intends to have an internship for students in the final semester.
Students will be selected based on the written examination which will be followed by an interview. Candidates clearing both the rounds will be sent to the industry for internships.
“Internship gives real time exposure and helps students prepare for the industry when they graduate. The TASK focus will be on the students from the rural background,” says Sujiv Nair, CEO, TASK.
Already 34,502 students from 91 engineering colleges and over 700 from nine degree colleges in the State have registered with the Internshala through the TASK. Of the total, 83 students have got internships in the companies like Open text, Leap Robots, Vebbler, Aylin Global and Auto Next with a stipend ranging between Rs.3,000 per month to Rs.12,000 per month.
This apart, through direct tie-ups with companies like SAP, IBM, CISCO, Microsoft, Sale Force, Oracle, Auto Desk and Samsung, the TASK is not just training students in the industry related skills but also helping them get certification at a discounted price. Certification from companies like Oracle and Microsoft costs anywhere between Rs.10,000 to Rs.55,000 but through TASK students get it for less than Rs.5,500.
Training will be given to students in the specially designed curriculum which meets industry requirements and certification is done by the companies after successfully clearing the examination.
“Engineering students with certification from the companies will have the higher probability of getting job than students with without certification,” Sujiv explains.