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Engineering Design: IFS Academy

Author : HER Team

HER Team

Vikram Jadhav, Founder Director IFS Academy

Skill development has been conferred a national priority by the leaders of our country, considering it as one of the natural tools to ensure sustainable growth. Indeed, in the present context of globalization, the demand for skilled workers has increased over a race that holds numbers of degrees. Realizing this fact, a team of two young and enthusiastic engineers, Vikram Jadhav and Sameer Latkar, took the pledge to produce skillful professionals by establishing IFS Academy, A Center of Excellence in CAD/CAM/CAE, in the year 2008 where substantial training and upgrading of skills is provided to the fresher graduates and working professionals in the field of Engineering Design.

"We target to hand over our students with complete capabilities, which will enhance their careers and way of life through different short-term and long-term (6 Months) courses. Focusing more on the final outcome of the training, we try to include every tool in each programme, which can prove beneficial for the students," says Vikram Jadhav, Founder Director, IFS Academy. Theacademy covers a number of modular, diploma and career programmes in the field of Engineering Design, Analysis and CAD/CAM/CAE, using Software Tools like AutoCAD, Creo, CATIA, NX CAD, ANSYS, Hypermesh, Staad.Pro and so on. The academy has recently launched a six month duration full time Post Graduate Diploma in Automotive Thermal System Analysis for ME/ M. Tech fresh students and experienced candidates. The academy is also going to launch programs on SAP for IT students and Piping Engineering using PDMS software programme for students who wish to pursue career in Oil & Gas industry.

The courses are designed in a manner where the students are taught skills and software purely industry oriented and tool based by assigning them live projects as the students enrolling for the courses have already learned the fundamentals in their engineering colleges. "Our ranges of courses are classified into parts, where introductory courses are for fresher graduates and advanced programmes are for working professionals," pinpoints Jadhav.

Apart from classroom teaching, which is conducted on an exemplary teacher-student ratio of 1:5, the institution grants online courses for the professionals who have difficulties in attending the classes physically. The online courses are performed with the help of Webex or Skype as per the schedule fixed in advance and accordingly, the students are allowed to use the academic software license for their workshops and exercises. The academy recently became Authorised Educational Partner of TATA Technologies for implementingtheiri GET IT Online Training Solutions for Autodesk, CATIA V5 and PTC Creo in Asia Pacific region.
"For our classroom students, we conduct seminars every alternative weekend to brush up the basic engineering knowledge, as we believe theoretical knowledge is equally important," claims Jadhav. The institution also invites HR managers quite often from the industry who imparts essential lessons on resume writing and interview skills, which in turn helps in grooming the students.

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