Kochi: Toc-H Institute of Science and Technology (TIST), an engineering college based in Kochi, has joined hands with the ICT Academy of Kerala (ICTAK) to provide industrial internship, skill development and employability training to engineering and MBA students.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between ICTAK and TIST at a function here recently.
ICTAK is a not-for-profit company supported by the Government of India and it offers information and communication technology training modules to both students and faculty with the aim of making the students industry-ready before they enter the job market.
“We are taking all steps to ensure that the students get all the required exposure for getting employment. Our tie-up with ICTAK will be a platform for constant interaction between the industry and the academia to ensure that the topics taught in the colleges are relevant to the industry,” said TIST Principal, Dr. Vincent H Wilson.
He added that TIST had decided to partner ICTAK following a meeting convened by Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy with the heads of educational institutions for discussing ways to strengthen the engagement of colleges with the academy and its skill development programmes for students.
ICTAK CEO, Santhosh Kurup; TIST President, C S Varghese; Director, Dr. P J Joseph and Director, K J Simon were present on the occasion.
The ICT Academy of Kerala operates under the public-private-partnership model, with the state government having a 26 percent stake and private players 74 percent. The Academy currently has partnerships with TCS, Infosys, IBS, NeST, UST Global and Nasscom to impart industry-specific training to students and faculties across 14 colleges in the State.
Photograph shows ICTAK CEO interacting with the students.
Kerala IT News