INTRODUCTION

Although a huge number of engineering students are graduating every year, a recent study has revealed that the numbers of engineers that companies find employable are far less. This can essentially be attributed to the following reasons:

Huge need gap between industry and curriculum

Minimal or No Industry interaction

Lack of focus on soft skills

Too much focus on theory rather than practice

Brushing up of skills acquired is not taking place (revision courses)

Lack of orientation about the Placement and HR processes of companies

To address all these issues, SAIT has come up with an innovative in-house Institute by the name of SAIT Finishing School. SAIT Finishing School is a one of its kind initiatives by a Private Engineering College in India. It is an Institute for the students of SAIT whose sole purpose is to develop and deliver programmes, modules, short courses and capsules that will make students ‘Industry Ready’ and to impart knowledge and skills as required by the industry for matching of jobs. The finishing school shall provide an opportunity to graduate students to develop soft, managerial and communication skills in addition to technical skills. The Institute and its faculty continuously work towards the goal of increasing the ‘Employability Quotient’ of the students of SAIT. The curriculum of SAIT Finishing School is drawn in consultation with the Corporate Advisory Board, The Industry Interface Development Centre and other distinguished people from the industry.

Courses

The course will be conducted in different modules and will be taught by people from respective specialties. These modules will in turn be spread over a period of four years keeping in mind the gradual learning process and interconnectivity of these modules. The subjects have been chosen with a view to impart knowledge and training in areas that are of maximum need of the industry and are usually the weakest link in the repertoire of a student.The main modules are as follows

Personality Development

Vocabulary, Grammar and Fluency

Voice Modulation and Accent Training

Effective Communication and Human Relations

Public Speaking, Role Plays and Group Tasks

Professional & Technical Writing

High Impact Presentations

Self Development

Dynamics of a Team

Leadership Skills

Stress Management

Time Management

Business Etiquettes

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Technical Skill Development

Writing in Engineering

Multimedia and Advanced Multimedia training

Hardware and Networking training

Fundamentals of Programming, Open Software, Data Structures, DBMS & Data Mining and Computer Networks

Training programme for Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Red Hat and Java Certifications

Training programme on CAD/ CAM Certifications

Fundamentals of Operations and Project Management

Basics of Business, Project Appraisal and Cost Accountancy

Campus Recruitment Programme

Writing a professional résumé

The HR Insider: What they look for in an employee

Aptitude and Written Test Training

General Discussion and Personal Interview

Mock HR & Technical Interviews

Entrance Examination Guidance

CAT/ GMAT/ GRE Guidance

GATE Preparation capsules

IELTS and TOEFL Preparation capsules