Mysore gets first IT-finishing School
February 28, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsAnnouncing the launch of the new course, Mr.Venkatesh S.V., CEO and Managing Director and Mr.Srinath, technical head, of Raman International Institute of Information Technology, said that the software industry needed such course badly which has now turned into reality.
Course with a Difference:
Addressing the press conference, Mr. Venkatesh.S.V informed that the course has been developed so as to supplement all ingredients of an IT-finishing school, as well as a training program that can support the students from even from non-technical background.
The course is accredited at the professional level, with the certification from University of Mysore (UOM). The program has been externally vetted by UOM, to ensure that it meets the highest standard of the profession and industry.
Mr. Venkatesh informed that the course is simple and helpful for students even with no knowledge of computer programming. It also acts as an IT-Finishing School for software engineering or postgraduate students, with focus on communication skills, soft skills and exposure to corporate culture.
Graduate with any degree can apply to the course, and selection will be done through entrance test.
Speaking on the career opportunities, Mr. Venkatesh informed that graduates who take up this course will have job opportunities lined up in software industry, such as Software Programmer, Quality Assurance Analyst, Project Manager, Enterprise Systems Architect, Business Requirements Analyst, Technical Writer, Application Integration Specialist, User Interface Analyst etc.
An insight to the course
Giving details of the course, Mr. Venkatesh informed that course is divided into four sections – Foundation track, Tech-track, Project track and Internship track, all with duration of 3 months each.
Foundation-track grooms students into professionals, with emphasis on communication, teamwork, business knowledge and problem solving techniques.
Tech-track trains up the students in programming and technical knowledge. Students can specialize either in Java or in .Net. The course-content is updated every year to suit industry requirements.
In project track, live projects based on actual case studies are given to the students that make them to visit the industries frequently due to which they are exposed to the corporate world and understand their demands. This helps them to apply the skills they have learnt, and to get real-life experience of the theoretical knowledge they have gained in previous tracks.
In Internship track, students are placed in software companies, and are assigned projects which they have to complete during 3-month’s track-period. The practical knowledge and intensive training and practice develop them as complete professionals, and drive them towards their dream job.
After 12 months of this course, students come out with a valuable academic and practical knowledge for future application in the software industry, Mr. Venkatesh assured.
For the comfort of students:
Explaining on the care taken by the RiiiT towards students, Mr. Venkatesh told that bank loan facilities are available to students with financial difficulties. Laptops are provided for every student. He said that the Faculty with corporate exposure helps in shaping the soft-skills of students.
Guest lectures are frequently organized to enhance the industry – institute interaction. Experts in all fields are invited to deliver lectures. The examinations and evaluation are done by Merittrac Services, and placement service of the institute takes utmost care to see that every qualified student gets good placement.
Speaking on the importance of IT-Finishing School, Mr. Venkatesh explained that India produces nearly 4,00,000 engineers every year, but only one in four is employable. Lakhs of graduates come out every year, but only 10% of them are fit to be employed in the IT sector.
He said that the trend is that software companies today look for fresh graduates who are trained up in industry culture, and are well-versed with soft-skills and communication skills, along with technical knowledge. The students who want to get trained up in soft-skills and technical skills now have this option, with the new course to be launched by Raman International Institute of Information Technology, he promised.