Air Commodore Shalabh Srivastava, President, Indo – German Brakes Pvt. Ltd. visited Corporate Resource Centre (CRC), Uttaranchal University, Dehradun on 7th November 2020 and interacted with Mr. Iqbal Singh Sawhney, Head- CRC-UU, Mr. Paramjit Singh, Manager, CRC- UU, Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar, Director, FUIT, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Shah, Principal, UCP & Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Joshi, Head Mechanical Engineering Department. During the interaction, the officials of the university discussed many points with the President of Indo-German Brakes Pvt Ltd. like collaboration regarding industrial visits, placement, minor, major projects, and consultancy. The university officials have requested the president for the induction of industry personnel in the Board of Studies (BOS) of the University for designing the curriculum which may increase the employability and skill enhancement of the students and will also minimize the gaps between industry and academia.
Industry-academia interaction is an important process to be included mainly in the engineering curriculum as it can provide necessary inputs to the academic institutions to build the competencies required by faculty and students. A major percentage of engineering students join industries immediately after their graduation. Hence the academic institution needs to cater to the demands of industry requirements by equipping students with the necessary skill set by designing special activities through association with reputed industry leaders. Even industries will be interested in regular interaction with institutes from which they recruit graduates for jobs so as to project their expectations about the skill set needed from them.
Prof (Dr.) Ajay Kumar, Director, FUIT, Mr. Iqbal Singh Sawhney, Head- CRC presented a memento to Air Commodore Shalabh Srivastava, President, Indo – German Brakes Pvt. Ltd.