Training and Placement Cell

 

Training and Placement Cell:
With the changing educational trends, versatility in educational courses, availability of masses of  qualified personnel, the competition for job acquisition and job sustainability is becoming more and  tougher. To get an edge over the competitors, students are left with no choice but to add values to  their hard skills with soft skills to exhibit their true potential. 

Hard skills:
Hard skills are academic skills, experience and level of expertise while soft skills are self-developed,  interactive, communication, human and transferable skills. Most employers these days want to hire,  retain and promote persons who are dependable, resourceful, ethical and self directed, having effective  communication, willing to work and learn and having positive attitude. 

Soft skills:
Soft skills is a sociological term relating to a person's Emotional intelligence quotient (EQ),the cluster  of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and  optimism that characterize relationships with other people. 
Soft skills are often described by using terms often associated with personality traits, such as:  optimism, common sense, responsibility, a sense of humor, integrity and abilities that can be practiced  (but require the individual to genuinely like other people) such as: empathy, teamwork, leadership,  communication 

Importance of Soft skills

Soft skills are increasingly sought out by employers in addition to standard qualifications because  person’s soft skill EQ is an important part of their individual contribution to the success of an  organization. Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, job  performance and career prospects. Unlike hard skills, which are about a person's skill set and ability to  perform a certain type of task or activity, soft skills relate to a person's ability to interact effectively  with coworkers and customers and are broadly applicable both in and outside the workplace. It's often  said that hard skills will get you an interview but you need soft skills to get (and keep) the job.


With the onset of economic liberalization, the Indian market is also becoming global, so the attributes  of soft skills are to be imbibed by Indian youth to show their real potential at intra and international  levels. Understanding the importance of this newly raised important aspect, Training and Placement cell  of Department of Technology have initiated programs, and activities for developing soft skills in the  students. 

Objectives of the Placement cell:


Training and Placement cell of Department of Technology is a section within Student Support and  Guidance, which specializes in helping students to develop their skills and get the job opportunities.  Training & Placement cell is formed for the Department. Cell consist Coordinator (Assistant Professor)  and faculty member of each Department. The Placement Cell has been assisting the students in paving a way to their career. All the departments  create an environment for the students which encourage them to make their career and social  development that readies students for successful entry into the society. Various activities involving 
students are undertaken throughout the year, like inviting eminent personalities in different field to  deliver talk which enhance student’s knowledge.

Seminars are arranged where students are given  topics related to syllabus to speak, which build up confidence among the students,. The Department  encourages the students to participate in seminars, workshops, conferences, debates etc. to exhibit  their research potential. The Placement cell provides information regarding higher education in India  and abroad, job opportunities and the requirement received from the industrial sector is generally  circulated and displayed on notice board for the information of students or communicated by e-mail .  Students have been placed in various companies, organizations, industries and colleges.

It also extends  its services by offering various trainings to the students on personality development and career  development skills, etc. The database of the students is managed by the cell which plays a critical role  in getting jobs. Placement cell co-ordinates different activities. 

 Activities:
 Approaching industry for campus interview
 Organizing expert lectures on various topics
 Organizing industrial visits for student
 Organizing soft skill sessions to improve the soft skills of student
 Organizing seminars and workshops to improve the professional skill of 
students
 Organizing aptitude tests to improve their competence
 Conducing campus placement drives.
 To act as link between students, recruiters and entrepreneurs.
 To nurture employability skills in the students.
 To provide students information about the recruitments and recruiters.
 To send data of eligible students to recruiters and invite them for recruitment
 To motivate students for entrepreneurship.

Placement cell is playing a pivotal role in bridging the gap between industry and the institution.
Apart from this Lead College concept is also helpful for students in many ways. 

Lead College
For interaction of students with other institutes (inter-institutional activities) we have a Lead College  concept, which is an organization which are affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada  University Aurangabad. Under the Lead College concept various activities are arranged, such as  training, placement, research and development, academic, cultural, sports for the overall development  of students and to prepare them to face the tough competition in 21st century. Under this Lead college 
concept arranging competitions, Expert lectures, providing training to students for their campus  placements, sharing facilities from other colleges in Lead College for the overall development of  students is done. The different activities are shared by all the colleges.