The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, the top ranked institute in India according to the ranking of the Govt of India, offers free courses in cutting edge technologies. The top performers in the course are also eligible for a job with Sony India Software Center. The Pravartak Technologies Foundation will assist the remaining students with placement in other companies by arranging their interviews through the IITM PTF placement cell.
Students are selected based on their academic achievement in engineering degrees. Students who graduated in 2020-2021, 2021-2022 with a minimum of 60 percent count towards all exams and whose parents have an annual income less than RS. 8 lakh is eligible to apply.
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To be selected, a written entrance examination would also be taken, followed by an interview. Students who successfully complete the evaluation with the highest score are eligible for a stipend provided as part of the training program.
These courses aim to equip students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with industry-ready technical skills, thanks to a partnership between Pravartak Technologies Foundation and Sony India Software Center.
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Called the ‘Sony India Finishing School Skill Development Training Programme’, in addition to business communication skills, it offers training in certain areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML), cybersecurity and computer graphics. Those interested can register at the following link – sonyfs.pravartak.org.in.
The duration of the course is approximately six months. It will be a full-time course, delivered in physical mode in classrooms provided by IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation. Certificates are awarded to the students upon successful completion of the course.
Prof. dr. V. Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras, emphasized the impact this program could have: “This program aims to bridge the knowledge and skills gap that exists between graduating students and the requirements of the industry. We hope that many students, especially from non-urban areas of India, will benefit from this initiative.”
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