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Higher Learning Initiatives

Apart from training in the area of Life Skills, CIR also aids in the preparation for entrance tests for higher learning. This is because not all students wish to take up a placement offer immediately and enter the corporate world. Some of them may wish to pursue higher studies, usually in the fields of engineering or management. These courses could be either in India or abroad. Admission to most such programmes requires performing well in an entrance exam. CIR arranges training for all such exams like GATE, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, CAT, etc.

Core Competency Training

Core Competency Training – Technical Skills

Typically, the technical training function does the following:

  • Plan, coordinate and execute core technical training with special emphasis on practical applications across all engineering branches for B.Tech., M.Tech. and MCA students. The technical domains would include:
    • Aerospace
    • Chemical
    • Civil
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical and Electronics
    • Electronics and Communication
    • Electronics and Instrumentation
    • Mechanical
  • Identify and interface with resource persons (internal and external) as and when required
  • Prepare material for technical training sessions
  • Conduct core technical and company-specific training programmes
  • Be a member of the technical panel for mock interviews
  • Evaluate and short-list students based on tests and interviews for company specific requirements
  • Obtain feedback from interview panel members from the organisations that come for placement regarding the performance of students in the relevant technical tests and interviews. Act on the feedback wherever required and also communicate it to the departments for action at their end
  • Prepare a question bank of important questions and answers and collect resources / material for the benefit of students attending placement
Foreign Language Proficiency

Many companies, who recruit from Amrita, often send students to other countries for training and projects. They appreciate the fact that CIR goes the extra mile in arranging foreign language training in the campus itself for interested students. CIR offers training in German language. This gives the students a distinct advantage. Likewise, an expert trainer proficient in the Japanese language teaches Japanese to students interested in learning that language. CIR also has access to Alliance Francaise faculty for teaching French. The foreign language experts are handpicked from an array of individuals and institutions. Conducting these courses has been found to be very useful for students joining companies that have international operations.

Career Guidance

Students often seek to clarify their career goals while in the campus. Some of them have career goals that need alignment inputs. These are provided by trainers with industry experience. One-on-one interaction sessions are also provided by asking probing questions, reviewing student records and administering specific tests. If required, training is recommended. Students are encouraged to approach CIR faculty, fix appointments and seek career guidance inputs from them. Support includes career assessment, informational career workshops, individual career opportunity mapping (matching career aspirations, market availability and individual competency), career guidance seminars, industry research, company research, networking skills, negotiation techniques and guidance on higher education.

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