It is a fact that only 25 percent of graduates in India are employable. Many of the companies that visit thousands of campuses across the country to recruit their future employees usually end up picking a select few as the remaining candidates do not possess the necessary skills. This showed a huge disparity between the academic and industrial world. In order to curb this problem Don BoscoGroup of Institutions began to focus on providing its students with the necessary skill sets and along with quality knowledge. "The quality in academics and industry exposure are two things that most engineering & Management institutes are lacking," says Prof. Manjunath P B, Executive Director, DonBosco Group of Institutions, Bangalore.
Established in 2001, the institutionis run by the Wayanamac Education Trust which was founded by Prof. B. Bylappa, a Philanthropist, Educationist, Technocrat and a leading industrialist. It is located on a sprawling 30 acres campus in the South West part of Bangalore on the Bangalore-Mysore National Highway.The institution encourages its students to score more than 80 percent marks in their academics and at the same time provides them with excellent quality - job training.
Facilitating crucial Industry Training
The management at DBGI realized that it was important for students to also gain practical knowledge while attaining good grades. The institute partnered with Kuka Robotics Company, who setup a lab with their machines in the campus. During the course, students of the mechanical branch are taught on how to use and service the machine. In this manner, the company and the institute ensure that the mechanical students have hands on understanding on the equipments they have to operate post placements. The institute has also partnered with Siemens, Oracle, Intel and Bosch in order to train the students in the information science, computer science and electronics and communications branches.
Every year, the institute ensures to invite these professionals to their campus in order to train the students as per the industry requirements. This step allows the students to obtain a certificate along with skills and knowledge in the streams that they are specializing in. DBGI ensures that each and every student that studies in the institute is able to secure a job by giving them an edge over students from other colleges. Apart from ensuring that the students are given all the necessary guidance to accomplish academic excellence, they are also trained in software skills development, communication and business simulation corporate training. While the training is outsourced, the institute ensures that the trainers provide the best training for each and every student. Since different types of students from all over the country pursue Engineering & Management at DBGI, the institute hopes to raise their knowledge and confidence with the trainings. Workshops are conducted twice a month depending on various specializations and students are also encouraged to attend workshops and events at other institutions to gain more knowledge.
Taught by the Finest to Work with the Best
Aside from providing various trainings and encouraging students to take part in events, the institute invitesvarious visiting industry professionals as faculty members who provide the students with the knowledge of the latest trends in the industry. "We invite visiting faculty members from various big institutions such as IITsin order to harness their exemplary knowledge for our students," says Prof. Manjunath. However, the institute has ensured that the faculty members at the institute are also on par or at least close to the capabilities of the visiting faculties. The institute has pool of 240 plus Professors, Associate Professors& Lecturers who have a minimum of 5 to 40 years of rich academic experience & corporate exposure.
Due to the constant interactions that the institute has with the industry, the students have been able to gain a lot of practical knowledge and thus more opportunities than which any graduate at other institutes gains. "Every year more than 80 percent of our students get placed during the placement season," says Head - Placements. Companies such as L&T, Infosys, TCS, Siemens, IBM, Microland, Accenture, Flipkart and other famous companies have recruited students from DBGI and have been extremely pleased with their performance. He adds, "For the passing out batch, the institute has conducted more than 95 placement drives and has got close to 350 job offers given to the students."
The institute has provided the students various opportunities to excel in their studies. However, the institute should develop holistically and have provided them with various other opportunities to display their athletic abilities. The Department of Physical Education and Sports which is a cell of the institute has setup the necessary infrastructure to conduct activities like Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Cricket, Handball, Softball, Judo, Football, Netball, Chess, Carrom, Athletics and Martial Arts. Students of DBGI took part in National level hand ball completion representing VTU.
While the institute is one of the premier institutes in Bangalore, it hopes to help more number of students receive quality education and become Future entrepreneurs as well corporate leaders in coming years. "We hope that our dream turns to reality soon and our students help improve the society that we live in," concludes Executive Director - Prof. Manjunath P B.