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Conference Background

As India becomes more and more a global playground, companies, organizations and enterprises are faced with the need to constantly upgrade themselves in all spheres and it would become obvious over a period of time that the ones that were innovative in thought and action certainly move up fast and take the first mover advantage. Innovative thoughts and ideas would be shaped only by using technology as a tool that will spearhead the same; the Innovate IT.15% of other graduates are considered employable by the rapidly growing IT and ITeS companies.

Both higher education and the graduate labour market are changing rapidly. The student intake is becoming more diverse, in age, background, previous educational experience and interests and ambitions although government's efforts to broaden the social base of the undergraduate population have recently been characterized as a limited success.

Globalization and market forces are creating huge opportunities across countries on a scale never seen before. Unfortunately, there is also a widening skills gap. India is poised to reap the benefits of the 'demographic dividend' but this begets the question:-

How can a country with a billion people are facing such a severe talent crunch?

One of the reasons can be observed easily - only 17 per cent of the relevant age group in India goes on to undertake higher education. Another cause for the skill gap lies in the quality of talent being churned out. Every year, India produces more than 2.5 million university graduates, of which 20% are engineering majors. NASSCOM estimates that only 25% of these technical graduates are readily employable . The current state of affairs requires for private-public partnership through industry-academia alliances to enhance talent development amongst the youth at the grassroots level. To address these above issues, a two day national summit is organized on the 11th & 12th July 2014 (Friday & Saturday) at Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore in association with ICTACT.

Conference Objective

  • Awareness to the Final year Engineering graduates on Industry Requirements
  • Understanding of New skills required among the future workforce
  • Understanding newer avenues in various Industry Sectors