IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation has forged a strategic partnership with Diamondpick, a talent solutions company, to train and employ fresh engineering students. This collaboration aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry by equipping students with industry-relevant skills and providing them with meaningful employment opportunities in leading IT organizations.
The Partnership Model:
Operating on a 'hire-train-deploy' model, Diamondpick will oversee the recruitment of freshers, followed by training them in technology stacks identified and forecasted by the company. The training period will typically range from four to six months, depending on the specific technology.
MoU Signing and Key Stakeholders:
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed in the presence of key stakeholders, including Professor V Kamakoti (Director, IIT Madras), Lakshmi Narayanan (Chairman, Governing Council, Digital Skills Academy, IIT Madras), Professor Mangala Sunder Krishnan (Founder and Mentor, Digital Skills Academy, IIT Madras), Dr MJ Shankar Raman (CEO, IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation), Balamurali Shankar (General Manager, Digital Skills Academy, IIT Madras), Sriram Rajagopal (Founder and Director, Diamondpick), Satish Jeyaraman (CEO, Diamondpick), and Santhosh Srinivasan (CFO, Diamondpick).
Key Highlights and Objectives:
The collaboration aims to empower fresh graduates by providing them with industry-relevant skilling opportunities and tools necessary for securing meaningful employment and pursuing successful careers. IIT Madras Pravartak will work closely with Diamondpick to analyze industry demands in leading-edge technologies and skill students accordingly, leveraging the expertise of academicians and industry professionals to enhance their employability.
About IIT Madras Pravartak and Diamondpick:
IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation, a Section 8 Company, houses the Technology Innovation Hub on Sensors, Networking, Actuators, and Control Systems. It is supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems and is hosted by IIT Madras.
Diamondpick, on the other hand, is a forward-thinking talent solutions company that offers technology-enabled solutions to global IT organizations. With a range of innovative recruiting models, recruitment frameworks, and a team of exceptional talent consultants, Diamondpick facilitates scalability, efficient project execution, and proactive response to market demands.
Promoting Skill Development and Career Growth:
The partnership combines IIT Madras' established skilling capabilities with Diamondpick's extensive expertise and client network, with the goal of matching freshers to job opportunities that align with their skill sets and ignite their career growth and development. Furthermore, Diamondpick will identify skill gaps among industry professionals and collaborate with IITM Pravartak to upskill them effectively.
The collaboration between IIT Madras Pravartak and Diamondpick signifies a promising initiative to bridge the gap between academia and industry. By training and employing fresh engineering students, this partnership aims to equip them with the necessary skills, enhance their employability, and pave the way for their successful integration into the IT industry. Through this strategic alliance, both organizations strive to foster skill development, nurture talent, and promote career growth.