Reading Article

Wipro on mission employability for engg students

by praveen
September 6th, 2007

The challenge today is not the supply of engineering talent but that of getting talent that meets the needs of the corporate world. In other words, the challentge is employability.
Those are the words of Wipro chairman Azim Premji during the launch of Mission 10x on the occasion of the teacher’s Day.

Addressing over 60 senior academics, including vice-chancellors, deans, vice-principals and directors from various engineering colleges, the software czar said here on Wednesday that the challenge could be met with innovation. Mission 10X was Wipro’s innovation that aimed at promoting systemic changes to current teaching learning paradigms in engineering education. Wipro is doing this in collaboration with academia to enhance the employability amongest engineering graduates.

Mission 10X programme involves training through capability-building workshops for the faculty, who will in turn nurture the talent pool in the country. Through this learning model, the faculty will train students in four skills: analytical, verbal, interpersonal and intrapersonal. The work shops will be launched in a phased manner, within two months, across the country. The faculty will be certified on the wipro learning model,which provides innovative teaching techniques. The programme will equip 1,000 faculty this year, 3,000 faculty next year 6,000 faculty by 2010, reaching out to all of the 1,300-plus colleges in India. The chain reaction effect would thus upgrade employability skills of the engineering students. Talking about the engineering students. Talking about the talent pool available, Premji said: “Each year, we as a country, produce almost twice the number of engineers produced by the US and a little less than twice of all that Europe produces. India now produces 5,00,000 engineers a year, of whom, 1,50,000 are diploma engineers China produces 6,00,000 engineers a year.”

There Are No Comments To This Article

Leave A Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Related Articles

Missing Plugin: Simple Tags