Department of Industrial Training
Dr. Arvind Shrimali,
Professor & Head, Department of Industrial Training
CDGI maintains career of its students on highest priority. Formation of a dedicated department towards Industrial Training is its proof of it.
Industrial Training is the important strategy to expose students to real work life situations and to equip them with the necessary skills that intensify their job acumen. Industrial Training refers to a program which aims to provide supervised practical training within a specified timeframe.
It has been generally reported that university graduates needs a better workplace for preparation. So, what can better way to do this than let students experience doing genuine work while they are still studying?
Industrial training, where a student undertakes a period of training with an organization usually during a semester break, act as an important part in preparing the student for a professional career. With the active involved preparation, the student learns about the industrial demands, skill set and work ethics. At the mean time it gives the student an opportunity to put into practice what he or she has learned at university.
The industry introduction increases the undergraduate’s work life through added eagerness and responsibility; gives a long lasting learning experience; is an opportunity to engage with the profession to which they aspire in a realistic work environment; appreciate and understand the practical application of their academic program; work with professional mentors and to begin to build networks within their profession.
So, even before the student graduates he or she is prepared to be employment-ready, which expands the student’s employment prospects. While the student will have much to gain from industrial placement, the same is also true for companies which have such training programs in their place. These training programs can be of mutual benefit for employers because they may benefit from fresh ideas, energy and the quality of support that the student brings into the work environment.
Additionally, taking part in internship programs permits the staffs of an organisation to create leadership and monitoring skills, create presentation for the company, and bring new points of view and new thoughts into the work environment. It is also a helpful pathway for the organization to select human assets as some assimilate trainees into their workforce after they graduate.
The Industrial Training program at CDGI has the following main objectives:
• To give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in a real-life work situation.
• To provide students with opportunities for practical, hands-on learning from practitioners in the students’ field of study.
• To give students work experience while they are studying their chosen subject.
• To expose students to the work environment, common practices, employment opportunities and work ethics in the relevant field.
• To inculcate soft skills relevant to the needs of employers,
• To provide opportunities for students to be offered jobs in the same organisations where they undergo Industrial Training.
The department of Industrial Training at CDGI looks after the following:
1. Industrial Training of students
2. Industry visits for students
3. Association with Industries for mutual benefit
4. Expert lectures from the Industry stalwarts
Industrial Visits offers diverse learning-based, and a fabulous range of industries across different sectors which gives the much needed exposure to the students to learn and understand the industry thoroughly which helps them to explore their choice and choose their career.
Industrial Training exposes the students to the work environment, common practices, employment opportunities and work ethics in the relevant field and provides them with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in a real-life work situation.
Internships- An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organisation for a limited period of time. The term is used for a wide range of placements within businesses, non-profit organisations and government agencies. They are typically undertaken by students and graduates looking to gain relevant skills and experience in a particular field. Employers benefit from these placements because they often recruit employees from their best interns, who have known capabilities, thus saving time and money in the long run. These positions may be paid or unpaid and are temporary.
• Ability to acquire and apply fundamental principles of science and engineering.
• Capability to communicate effectively
• Ability to identify, formulate and model problems and find engineering solution based on a systems approach.
• Ability to conduct research in the chosen fields of engineering.
• Understanding of the importance of sustainability and cost-effectiveness in design and developments of engineering solution.
• Ability to be a multi-skilled engineer with good technical knowledge, management, leadership and entrepreneurship skills.
• Awareness of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibility as an engineer.
• Capability and enthusiasm for self-improvement through continuous professional development and life-long learning.
AICTE GUIDELINES FOR ORGANIZING INTERNSHIP
INTERNSHIP DURATION AND ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:
The following framework is proposed to give academic credit for the internship undergone as part of the programme.
• A minimum of 14-20 credits of Internship/ Entrepreneurial activities / Project work/ Seminar and Inter/ Intra Institutional Training may be counted toward B. Tech. degree programme and 10-14 credits for three-year diploma programme.
• Here, 1 credit is equivalent to minimum 40-45 hours of work. Therefore, a full-time intern is expected to spend 40 - 45 hours per week on Internship, Training, Project work, Seminar activities etc. This will result in about 600 to 700 hours of total internship duration for B. Tech and 450-500 hours for diploma.
• Internships may be full-time or part-time; they are full-time in the summer vacation and part-time during the academic session. AICTE curriculum is flexible to adjust internship duration. Therefore, opportunities must be provided for experiences that cannot be anticipated when planning the course. The institutes have the flexibility to schedule internship, Project work, Seminar etc. according to the availability of the opportunities.
However, minimum requirement regarding Internship duration and credits is as follows:
Credit Framework for Internship as per AICTE
The department of Industrial Training at CDGI provides excellent opportunities to its students as per the AICTE guidelines for honing up their engineering skills in real-life conditions. CDGI through its industry institute MoUs, offers internships to its students to enhance their relevant skills and experience in a particular field. This improves the employability of the students manifold. Employers benefit from these placements because they often recruit employees from their best interns, who have known capabilities, thus saving time and money in the long run.
1. Industry Training
Since its inception, the department has provided 1250 Industrial Trainings opportunities to the students of Mechanical Engineering (269 students), Civil Engineering (149 students) and Electronics & Communication Engineering (58 students) till Jan 2020. These opportunities are of 30 days, 45 days, 60 days and 90 days period. Under 60 days and 90 days trainings, students undertake projects at the industry.
The students benefitted by the Industrial trainings / Internships
Longer duration of Training inculcates workplace culture and ethics in the students. The department strives to fetch 30, 45, and 60 or more days training for its students. It is highest amongst all the institutes in central India.
Duration of Training in Days: Mechanical Engineering
2. Industry Visit
Industrial Visits are very important to expose the students to their World of Career. It opens the window of industries for the students. The department of Industrial Training at CDGI aggressively arrange industry visits to quench the thirst of its students from various departments.
3. Expert lectures from the Industry stalwarts
The department has been instrumental in organizing Lectures from Industry Experts for the benefit of students and the faculties.
Webinar series on Technical Talk by Industry Expert was organized from 18 May-29 May 2020. The details are-
A total of 3040 audience availed the expert talks.
The department organized another very successful series of expert talks under the title- Rendezvous with Industry Leaders from 15th June to 20th July 2021.