"Changes of the industry are inevitable. So are the changes in the world. We strive to prepare engineers who can come up with solutions for real world problems," says Prof. D Panduranga Rao, Secretary, DVR & Dr HS MIC College of Technology. His confidence and pride reflects through the dynamicity assembled by the institute in creating a pathway for engineers prepared for the real world. A question of the obvious sorts arises in this scenario: How does the institute do so?
The probable answer to this was given by Yashoda Krishna, who graduated in 2014 in the Computer Science and Engineering stream. She is a living testimony to the magnanimous efforts of the institute in making engineers of a new magnitude. Yashoda credits her competence to the training she underwent at the institute that reflected on her curriculum vitae. These have enabled her to contribute to the nation's economy as a Systems Engineer at Infosys. A handful of the finest ingredients put together that reflect the industry's requirements have resulted in the institute's dynamic placements. A vast list of the leading names of the IT and Corporate sector such as Infosys, Robert Bosche, Cognizant, Sasken Communications, CA, CSC, L&T IES, Cummins, Colgate Palmolive, Micro Land, Reliance Communications, Mphasis, Indian Navy, and many more have recruited its rich talent.
Industry Insights of the Present Day
Yashoda's level of competency is a result of the training that has transformed her into the enviable engineer that she is today. The institute's relentless pursuit towards graduating more such candidates is evident through initiatives such as the special corporate training program for final year students in resume building, group discussions, general knowledge, and current affairs.
An exclusive Training and Placement Cell is established in the campus to create awareness among students towards "Industry Ready Skills", provides structural support to the corporate for scheduling interviews, hosting seminars, group discussions and written tests. Mock interviews by inviting HR Heads and Technical Experts from well-known companies, Regular training classes at the Digital English Language Lab to improve the communication skills of students, Industrial visits, Visiting lectures; add on to the list in methodologies to prepare students reflecting the industry requirements. With a focus on campus recruitment, special training classes are conducted in association with professional training institutes and specialists in personality development, etiquette, grooming that make a student ready to face the industry and the world from the first day of their role as a working professional.
The institution closely interacts with industries to impart innovative methodologies in teaching to mould students to be readily accepted by the industry by training them on the industry's best practices and cutting-edge technologies. Towards this direction, the college has partnered with Infosys for its 'Campus Connect Program' in the year 2006, SDC through AP State Skill Development Corporation. Through this, specialized programs are being organized periodically on various topics and the faculty staff gets trained on advanced topics by Industry experts. The institute is in the active process of partnering with many other software giants in pursuit to offer similar programs that could produce job-ready manpower to the industry.
Facilitating and Flourishing Entrepreneurs
"Exceptions are found everywhere and technical education and its career opportunities are not limited to campus placements alone," says Prof. Rao, "students are now taking up entrepreneurship to shape their career by their own hands." Supporting his words are the facilities the institute offers to proliferate entrepreneurs. Established in 2011, MIC Business Incubation Center (MICBIC) encourages students to understand the various ways and means to become Entrepreneurs, giving them a right blend of Technology with Management practices that are the need of the current world of entrepreneurial enterprises.
Established in 2002 and approved by AICTE, DVR & Dr HS MIC College of Technology functions in affiliation to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada. The curriculum prescribed upon it by the affiliating university is delivered by the catalytic activity of 200 faculties and 15 PhD doctorates who fine-tune their students in the industry's direction. Aspirations ahead to gain NAAC , NBA accreditations and to transform into a self-sustained university remain to be the goals of the institute in pursuit of which the authorities leave no stone unturned and are keen to achieve in the coming years. "We want to proliferate as an institution of quality education that tunes students into the industry's direction to solve problems of the real world," concludes M.Srinivasa Rao, Director (P&D).
Prof. D Panduranga Rao:
He is the Secretary of DVR & Dr HS MIC College of Technology.
He is the Director (Planning & Development) of DVR & Dr HS MIC College of Technology