LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

CIR has been conducting training in the three major areas of Life skills - Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal and Communication Skills and Soft Skills.

PLACEMENTS

At Amrita, companies vie with each other to be the early birds for hiring, thanks to the quality of students, past and present. Our alumni have created such a great impression in the minds of their employers through hard work, commitment and a rare sense of dedication to the profession that all our past recruiters come again and again to recruit, their offtake increasing with each passing year.

  • ENGINEERING
  • MANAGEMENT

CAREER FACILITATION

Placement for students of engineering, arts, science and allied courses are handled by one group of experts with Head-Placement at the top.

Some of the key aspects that are taken into account by the placement team are as follows:

  • Ensuring summer and winter internships and final placements of students from all branches of Amrita Schools of Engineering as well as Arts and Sciences, Communication, Social Work and Biotechnology, in reputed organisations.
  • Improving the quality of placements in terms of job opportunities, companies of relevance that visit the campus and the highest and average salaries.
     

THE PROCESS

  • Enhancing industry-academia association through frequent visits, interactions with the top management and facilitation of Faculty Development Programmes, Student Visits, Industrial Training, and Project Guidance under Corporate Action Plan.
  • Updating / reviewing the placement policy in terms of number of opportunities, career options, etc., from time to time (The latest Placement Policy).
  • Utilising the vast network of alumni, the corporate relations departments of sister institutions / other campuses and eminent personalities who are devotees of AMMA, for the benefit of students.
  • Obtaining feedback from employers on the performance of students to enhance the quality of students.
  • Obtaining feedback from employers on the performance of alumni and any other information that is relevant for upgrading the course content / syllabus.
  • Assisting in improving the employability of the students by organising special training with the help of experts from industry.
  • Building rapport with the top management of companies by organising visits of CEOs, COOs, Presidents, VPs and GMs to the university.
     

EXCELLENT PLACEMENTS

Placements at Amrita have always been excellent. Be it Engineering or Arts and Science, students who are eligible and opt for placements have more than one job offer, on an average. Exercising their dream option, some of them have upto three job offers.

Some highlights of the placements so far:

  • Over 200 companies in the campus.
  • Consistent, near-100% placements in the past for Engineering and above 75% for the others.
  • Dream option available for placed students to go for higher packages / better job profiles.
  • Average salary is Rs. 4.2 Lakhs per annum.
  • Highest CTC offered in 2016 is Rs. 23.45 Lakhs per annum.
     

PLACEMENT - GRAPHS

PEOPLE

Mr. Srikanth S
Head - Corporate Relations & Placement : Engineering & Allied Courses

Amrita School of Engineering, Corporate & Industry Relations,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amrita Nagar P.O, Ettimadai,
Coimbatore - 641 112, Tamil Nadu.
Mobile: +91 99 43 984424
Phone : +91 422 2685080
Fax : +91 422 2652125
Email : s_srikanth@cb.amrita.edu

Mr. Sharat Chandra Singh
Manager – Corporate Relations

Amrita School of Engineering, Corporate & Industry Relations,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amrita Nagar P.O, Ettimadai,
Coimbatore - 641 112, Tamil Nadu.
Mobile: +91 90 47 084622
Phone : +91 422 2686000, Extn. 5086
Fax : +91 422 2652125
Email : lsc_singh@cb.amrita.edu

Mr. Mahesh S
Manager – Corporate Relations

Amrita School of Engineering & ASAS, Corporate and Industry Relations,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Brahmasthanam, Edappally North P.O.,
Kochi - 682 024, Kerala.
Mobile: +91 94 46 342899
Phone : +91 484 2802899
Fax : +91 484 2802511
Email : s_mahesh@asas.kochi.amrita.edu

Mr. Anu K Manappuram
Manager – Corporate Relations

Amrita School of Engineering, Corporate & Industry Relations,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritapuri, Clappana P.O.,
Kollam – 690 525, Kerala.
Mobile: +91 94 46 406800
Phone : +91 476 2801280
Fax : +91 476 2896178
Email : anukm@am.amrita.edu

CORPORATE RELATIONS

The Corporate Relations wing of CIR focuses on achieving the following objectives:

  • Building and maintaining excellent rapport with the top management of various organisations and industries to forge collaborative industry-academia alliances.
  • Initiating Memoranda of Understanding with major companies, research agencies and institutions to fetch funded projects and bring about improvement in facilities and technology.
  • Exposing students and faculty to industry practices and developments in technology.
  • Facilitating visits by senior industry leaders for interaction with faculty and students.
  • Organizing guest lectures, seminars and webinars conducted by industry for the benefit of students.
  • Securing sponsorships from industry for technical events like conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and student contests through strategic relationships.
  • Setting up labs along with industry and promoting entrepreneurship development.
  • Seeking the help of companies to spare working products / prototypes for academic demonstration purposes.
  • Facilitating in-plant training, industry visits, summer and final semester internship for students across all disciplines and campuses.
  • Encouraging industry and corporate entities to offer consultancy and sponsored research in consonance with the expertise available in the university.
  • Promoting Management / Executive Development Programmes conducted by the business school among the corporate world.
  • Soliciting support from reputed companies each year for the Corporate Action Plan with respect to engineering, management, biotechnology and other disciplines.
  • Initiating appropriate measures to support Heads of Placement of Engineering, Management and other disciplines so as to improve the quality and range of placements that match the aspiration levels of students and enhance the image of the University.
  • Representing / participating in events conducted by industry / other institutions.

CIR has signed many Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the corporate sector, that are beneficial to students, faculty, the University and the industry. These MoUs cover various areas as listed above.

There is a high level of industry interaction through these MoUs and Joint Ventures signed between Amrita and the corporate sector, along with Non Disclosure Agreements. A few of the prestigious brands and the salient features of the industry-academia cooperation with them (respectively), are listed as follows:

  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – Guest Lectures, Faculty Development Programmes, Best Student and Best Project Awards
  • Infosys – Co-design of IT electives, Access to Infosys courseware, Guest Lectures, Faculty Enablement Programme
  • Cognizant – Establishment of an Innovation Lab in the field of Computer Vision, Image Processing and Networking
  • HCL – Faculty Development Programme, Curriculum Development, Guest Lectures, Faculty Awards
  • Microsoft – Establishment of Embedded Research Lab
  • Atmel – Establishment of Atmel Micro-controller Unit Lab
  • ARM - Establishment of ARM Micro-controller Unit Lab
  • NAL - Provision of Laboratory and Library facilities to Amrita, Guest Lectures, Guidance for Project work, Internship for students.
  • Robert Bosch - Automotive Electronics Lab, Bosch Library corner, FDP, Co-design of Elective, Sponsorship of Technical events, Sponsored M. Tech for Employees
  • Research Assistantship for M. Tech students from CISCO

In addition, many companies like Accenture, IBM, etc. conduct guest lectures and webinars on various technical topics. 

The Corporate Action Plan template is discussed by CIR with the senior officials of the industry and the corporate world to arrive at possible areas of cooperation. Thereafter, based on areas of mutual interest, a template is arrived at to take them to the next level.

CORPORATE COMMUNICATION

The Corporate Communication (Corp-Com) function is a new initiative of the Directorate. It is primarily responsible for profiling Amrita with key media, industry bodies, government and other important stakeholders. The Corp-Com responsibility entails managing the university’s relationship with senior journalists and publications of importance, key influencers within the academic community, university circles and industry associations. Corp-Com is responsible for communicating our overall strategy to staff across the different campuses and implementing activities that engage and motivate staff across the department and the university. It is the responsibility of the Corp-Com Coordinator based in Ettimadai, to assess, track and share corporate communication activities and best practices amongst all campus locations.

The role includes the following important activities:

  • Work with key media representatives and AMRITA’s local corporate communication arms / representatives / specialists to position AMRITA as a role model in its field through written and oral communications in the print and electronic media.
  • Work with the management to determine the areas where the university needs to reinforce its presence and develop thought leadership materials and whitepapers, strategic events, media related sponsorships, marketing communications and PR activities accordingly.
  • Work with senior spokespeople across the field of education to prepare, place and promote their views and thoughts that will help position AMRITA as a leading university providing high-class value-based quality education in the undergraduate, post graduate, and Doctoral levels.
  • Advise, support and implement an internal communications programme for the management to ensure ongoing communication of the university’s vision, challenges and opportunities.
     

CORPORATE TRAINING

During the different stages of the life cycle of an organisation, it will have different priorities and challenges. Many a time, the organisational elements that are effective and appropriate at one stage may not be suitable for success in another stage. This is especially true when there are rapid changes in the market, economy, technology, and in the nature of human resources. In order to survive and grow, organisations have to align their human resources and technology to their goals and need to be abreast with customer demand and stiff competition. Every organisation today has to continuously bring in new knowledge and skills and transform and evolve itself to meet the long-term and short-term goals and challenges. Organisations will benefit more from consulting inputs provided by outside experts rather than solely depending on the knowledge and resources within the organisation. Most of the organisations today engage external consultants for different sorts of technical, organisational and human resource development.

CIR is best equipped to provide both technical and management consulting to organisations. The strength of CIR in this area is the accumulated wisdom as a result of its several years of guidance provided by its highly experienced senior academic members, who are at the helm of affairs.

CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Developing entrepreneurship skills amongst students has gained ground in recent times. Most futuristic models of education are focused towards creating graduates who would either want to become an entrepreneur immediately on graduation or after a few years in industry or the corporate world. Encouraging innovative ideas and developing entrepreneurial orientation are some of the key objectives of this initiative. Keeping this in mind, Amrita has established the Amrita Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) at Coimbatore, and a Technology Business Incubation Centre at Amritapuri.

The Amrita Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) was inaugurated on 27 June 2011. The ACE Charter is to: “Provide an eco-system that will kindle, nurture and support the innate desire and ideas lying dormant in the individual and create avenues to fructify those ideas into meaningful enterprises”.

ACE has been involved in the following activities:*

  • Facilitating Workshops on entrepreneurship
  • Conducting programmes with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI)
  • Arranging special sessions on the topics given below:
    • Innovation
    • Risk-taking ability
    • Creativity
    • Sources of finance for start-ups
    • Business plans
  • Scheduling interactions with resource persons from industry
  • Organizing international seminars
  • Teaming up with industry associations and defence
    *to name a few