Twelve years of schooling, three to four years in graduation, and two years for post graduation; more than a remarkable half of a person's life span revolves around education and the choices they make in developing a sustainable career for a lucrative life. Every student has their own aspirations and invests a part of their life to pursue those ambitions. To every striving student, placements are the necessary closure from their academic life that catapults them into the corporate machine. Holding testimony to the importance of this transition is Sandip Foundation whose exemplary methods of graduating students have received nearby 100 percent placements over the years.
"Sandip Foundation was established in 2005 with a vision of creating an education system from which the leaders of tomorrow would emerge. Since our inception we have been aware of our strengths, motives and goals which we have set out to achieve," says Dr. Sandip Kumar Jha, Chairman, Sandip Foundation. Recognized by the University of Pune and approved by AICTE, Sandip Foundation prepares students on the industry frontier that enable them in being performers from their incipient date at organizations. This has resulted in namely conglomerates such as Reliance, HDFC, Bosch, HSBC, XL Dynamic, Vodafone,Infosys, eClerx, Mphasis, TCS, Persistent Systems, New York Bank, and various others visiting the institutes every year in pursuit of the diverse talent pool.
A Front Runner in Producing Industry Ready Graduates
"Being a frontrunner in producing industry ready graduates, Sandip Foundation offers exemplary exposure and outlook of the industry to its students," adds Dr. Jha. Pre-Placement activities at the institutes are an undeniable facet for which Sandip Foundation is in MoUs with more than 30 industries. The authorities stress on the importance of insights offered by industry experts. They invite HRs from companies like Mahindra and Mahindra and many big industries nearby Nashik to state the importance of placements, guidelines on how to face interview and corporate etiquette to the students. The institute offers unparalleled skill based training to the students such as SAP business models, Java, Android programming, SAP D1 for MBA, German language program, Excel certification and automation courses for Mechanical Engineering with on-the-job training. The management reveals to have developed novel concepts for MBA in case-study development and on basis of which it has published a book on case studies. Adding to their MoUs is the remarkable collaboration of the institute with foreign universities like Harvard Publication House.
In every aspect of Industry-Institute interface, aside from the presence of the industry experts, the catalytic involvement of the faculty staff holds equivalent significance as they merge academics with the outcomes in the industry. The faculty at Sandip Foundation is academically strong that forms the spine of the Institute. With a faculty pool experienced for over 15 years in its arsenal, the institutes ensure the right delivery of the curriculum and academia across courses in Engineering programs. Besides imparting theoretical knowledge, the curriculum stresses on developing analytical skills, communication, problem solving and teamwork abilities. Hence, case studies, industry projects, presentations, research work and role-play form an integral part of a student's life at Sandip Foundation. To have the right mentor guidance, the Institute has a program on teachers training called 'Train the Trainer'. "Through the 'Train the Trainer Program' there is reassurance of hiring faculty of a set benchmark to provide the right guidance and delivery of the syllabus and curriculum," reveals Dr. Jha.
The faculty and students of Sandip Foundation have shown their dedicated methods in innovation and research owing to the facilities provided at the institutes. A greater proportion of the credit in achieving this feat goes to the research facilities provided at the institutes, which have research centers in business and telecommunications approved by the University of Pune. Research is carried out in domains like machinery, machine vision, artificial intelligence, and robotics. The institute aims at setting a benchmark in research by making tie-ups with various industries belonging to different sectors such as manufacturing ,service, finance ,HR, pharmaceutical etc.
Functioning on a sprawling 200 acre campus that supports its ideologies, Sandip Foundation and its authorities aspire to emerge as a research center where students learn new technology and bring in novel concepts that would support its endeavors of acquiring new patents. "We want to sign over 50 MoUs and proliferate into new domains of research," concludes Dr. Jha.