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TechnoCampus offers training for students, closing IT skill gaps and gets them job-ready.

Published: 21st December 2014 10:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2014 10:15 AM   |  A+A-

Manjit

Today’s students are prepared to travel far and wide for the best jobs and career opportunities. But barring a few major mass recruiters, most corporates that hired less than 200-300 freshers every year preferred to hire locally. They had little idea of the right colleges to visit to hire the best talent or could not manage the logistics of pooled campuses. Since 2012, TechnoCampus has been that bridge between colleges in North India and corporates in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai among other cities.

Manjit Singh of TechnoCampus has been making waves across Punjab since September 9, 1999, the day he incorporated his company after completing his BE in Computer Science from Pune University. Having identified the major IT skill gaps among students in the State, he wanted to enhance their employability, by offering academic projects to BSc, BCA, MSc, MCA, and BTech students. These students are monitored by their pool of Java, .Net, Oracle and Networking domain experts, who possess the respective certifications and are industry trainers. Students can interact with domain experts through physical class sessions. In addition to this, they also conduct Campus Recruitment Training at universities in the region, like Lovely Professional University, Chitkara University and Baddi University, among others.

The company conducts placement drives for engineering

students, bringing companies from across the country to Punjab, and giving them access to over 80 colleges at one shot. The recruitment drives are not restricted to the IT industry. Companies like Volvo EicherCommercial Vehicles, EssaeTereoka, Henkel Adhesives, Acropetal, ITC and ACC Cements have done pooled campus drives through TechnoCampus.

TechnoCampus has also diversified into training for IT Certifications offered by Oracle, Microsoft, RedHat Sun Microsystems and Cisco, and competitive examinations like GRE, GMAT, SAT, IELTS and TOEFL for students who want to study abroad. Over the years, they have trained over 80,000 students.

“I have always been passionate about teaching and learning all my life. While studying engineering, I could see many grey areas where students lacked skills and did not have many options to become industry ready. So I decided to create a platform for such students,” recalls Manjit about the motivation to start off immediately after graduation. Lovely Professional University, Punjab, was their first client and continues to support TechnoCampus till date. “Our USP is that we never compromise on quality and this has always been the only key to empanel so many clients till now,” adds Manjit.

To ensure quality of resources being provided, TechnoCampus tied up with Mumbai-based ProAvenues to run their diagnostic tool — ProSAT (ProAvenues Skills Assessment Test). With a pre-filtered audience, the corporate was easily able to recruit the best talent and ended up hiring nine students. The biggest victory for Manjit was when the HR of the company indicated that it was their best ever campus recruitment drive. Manjit has also facilitated many other similar drives in North India. To sign up for any of their courses, visit www.technocampus.co.in.

Rohit@learnbizsimulations.com



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