Internet Speeds in the past decade measured from 512 kbps to a maximum of 1Mbps. Over the course of time, the internet speeds have gone from 512 kbps to a 100 mbps. By introducing the Fibernet Technology with which consumers could use the internet at 100 mbps speed, Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT) has changed the broadband landscape in South India, and is proliferating the rest of the country. ACT, the company behind the revolutionary change, is part of the Atria Group that produces pioneer engineers through Atria Institute of Technology.
Atria Institute of Technology being part of the Atria Group understands the demands and requirements of the industry easily and therefore ensures that its students receive top quality of knowledge and possess the skill sets that the industry requires. The institute has placed over 90 percent of its eligible students over the past 3 consecutive years. "This year, our institute has achieved 100 percent placement for the eligible students and the industry has been impressed with the quality of students that our institute is churning out," says Pankaj Kumar, COO.
High Emphasis on Skill Training
To aid the students in getting placed in over 70 companies which include Fortune 500 companies such as Infosys, Cognizant Technologies, Dell, IBM, L&T Infotech, Hewlett Packard, Mphasis, TCS, Huwaei and others, the institute provides skill training. "We are constantly partnering with Industry Leaders for Certifications and Workshops on Cutting Edge Technologies," says Kumar. Supporting his statement, the institute has tied up with Autodesk, Siemens, Oracle, Texas Instruments, Infosys, and EMC2 who are providing a range of products and training sessions to the students such as AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, 3D Modelling, training in Automobile Engineering, Product/Part Design and Development and others.
Being a part of a Group with a company that is constantly looking to improve itself, the institute also understands the need for students to develop with the pace that the technology is evolving. For this purpose, the industry offers its students courses in the Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Mobile Apps and HTML 5. The institute also provides Personality Development Workshops which equips students with the necessary soft skills required to face group discussions and personal interviews.
The workshops which the students attend are given by the experts from the industry and other well reputed professionals in the field who are invited through the industry connect program that the institute has setup. The institute also sends its students to the industry for internships and projects. Through these experiences, the students are able to enhance their skill sets and thus understand their weaknesses which are needed to be developed in order to get the best placement offers.
Promoting Faculty to Take up Research
Atria Group values the area of research which is contributing an enormous quantity of information thus allowing their businesses to grow and gain more profits. Imbibing this chain of thought, Atria Institute of Technology encourages its faculty members to develop their research skills to pursue research activities.
"We have started to lay emphasis on the area of research and thus are constantly encouraging our faculty members to pursue their PhDs. By pursuing their PhDs, the faculty members are able to expand their knowledge capacity and at the same time impart and aid the students in understanding the same," says Kumar. In order to increase the number of projects, quality of work and funding for a variety of projects, the institute has tied-up with Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, National Design and Research Institute, Defence Research and Development Organizations and others.
Atria Institute of Technology wishes to increase the number of students to ten thousand over the next five years and share its expertise in imparting knowledge that will aid them in getting placed with the best companies in the nation and around the globe.
He is the COO of Atria Group ï¿½ Education Venture and has over 21 years of experience in the industry. He has worked with companies such as Pearson Education, Fujitsu Services, Sapient Corporation and others.
The institute has placed all the students who are eligible for placement and achieved 100 percent placement this academic year with the highest pay package going upto Rs. 8 lakhs per annum. The students from Atria Institute of Technology have participated and won in competitions specializing in research and innovations such as Texas Instruments-Innovation Challenge-INDIA Analog Digital Contest-2014 and Microsoft Azure Research Award.