IIPC – Industry Academia

IIPC – Industry Academia

Core Members
The educational reform of linking technical education with industry has been amongst important educational innovations undertaken in this country. Education planners in India have been engaged in the task of bringing about a proper match between technical education and the needs of the industry; it is in the context that schemes such as practice school programmes, sandwich programmes and co-operative programmes have been introduced n the system of technical education.

The Government has initiated major economic reforms and changes in the industrial policy since July 1991. Liberalization and globalization of the Indian economy will call for the adoption of latest technologies and practices in various sectors. In the face of these swift changes, human resource development assumes a central place in our scheme of things.

Technical manpower will have to meet the pressures of improved quality; reduced response times, seeking and sustaining new markets on one hand, and reduced Government interventions on the other. This calls for collaboration between the technical educations and the industry in programme design, their implementation and evaluation.

The objective of the IIP Cell is to reduce the gap between industry expectations (practice) and academic offerings (theory) by direct involvement of industry to attain a symbiosis.

All the Stakeholders, namely: Institutions, Industry, Students and Society stand to gain as it can be a win-win partnership. The Institutions stand to gain by way of up to date curricula, source of revenue generation by consultancy and R & D, source of manpower for employment, societal relevance, and most importantly acquisition of brand name/equity; industry stands to gain by way of availability of employable manpower pool, and increased productivity; faculty stand to gain by way of exposure to latest industry practices for more effective teaching-learning processes, etc; students stand to gain by way of hands-on training, reduction of learning curve in industrial practices; and, society stands to gain by way of improved quality of goods and services.

Activities :-
  • Arranging industrial training for students and identifying student project work in industry to encourage industries to collaborate in Study Tour Programmes (STP) and student placements.
  • Conducting joint research work involving faculty and students.
  • Organizing guest lectures by professionals regularly to update student’s knowledge.
  • Updating knowledge base of professionals’ in different emerging sectors, through development programmes.
  • Providing in-house training programmes to industries at their location.
  • Facilitating income generating activities viz. Consultancy & Research.

Services to Industry :–  We provide various services to the industry such as:

  • MDP’s /EDP’s /Training for Trainers :-  We are jointly organizing continuing education programmes and short term tutorial courses in the form of MDP’s, FDP’s & training for personnel from industry.
  • Consultancy Services :- The institutes undertake consultancy works and R&D projects sponsored by industry and Government agencies.
  • Library & information services
  • Access to institute research information
  • Access to laboratory facilities
  • Access as partner industry to set up common facilities for better industry- institute synergy

Our Industrial Interface :-

  • Partnership :- We have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s) with three companies to facilitate industry- institute interaction. The companies are:
  • Paricott India Papercup Pvt. Ltd., Indore Road, Khandwa
  • MDP’s /EDP’s /Training for Trainers :- We are jointly organizing continuing education programmes and short term tutorial courses in the form of MDP’s, FDP’s & training for personnel from industry. One day MDP for NCM-SHOAVA Engineers Pvt. Ltd. On 24th July’2010, was organized in our campus on the topic “Team Building”.
  • Consultancy Services (Sub Link) :- The institutes undertake consultancy works and R&D projects sponsored by industry and Government agencies.
  • Major Research Projects (Sub Link) :- We place great emphasis on our students to undertake MRP, with a belief that it helps in imparting students the ability to solve the problems that they may be confronting in the day to day affairs as a professional. We are using our industrial linkages to provide us their problem they confront in their functional areas, on which our students develop MRP and carry out research. This ensures that the students solve the genuine problem that plagued a particular Industry.
  • Summer Training & On-the-job Training (OJT) :- We are sending our students to various Industries for one month summer training and for short term projects in the form of OJT’s to ensure that students get a proper exposure of ground realities and help in comprehending the knowledge imparted in the class and subject it to practical application.
  • Seminars/ Workshops/Guest Lectures :- We are regularly organizing seminars, workshops & guest lecture (share my experience), on relevant topics where eminent from industry are invited to enrich our students with their discourses.
  • Industrial Visits :- We are regularly organizing industrial visits for our students to provide them exposure about actual working atmosphere in the industries. This helps them to prepare themselves for a role that they will be playing in the near future as a professional. The industrial visits are followed by class room presentations.
  • Our Linkages & Associations :- We have linkages with various industrial organizations like AIMA, CII, CSI, FICCI, IEEE, IMA, and NEN.
  • Placements :- Various companies that have visited us for the campus placements of our students are Adept Solutions, Bangalore, Ripples Infolink, Chennai, Fourth Space Vision, Hyderabad,   Carvy, Indus Business Solutions, Indore, Choukse Laboratories, India Mart, Laxmi Niwas Bank, Mahindra Satyam, Naidunia, Protocol 74 Outsourcing, Shree Ram Group of Companies, Tata International, Bonanza Portfolia Ltd., Capital Via, Cease Fire, IBM , JK Tyres, Max New York Life Insurance, P&G, Raj Express, Shakti Pump, Symbiotec Pharma, Vardhman and many more.
The inaugural ceremony of Industrial Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC) was organized under the aegis of Acropolis Institute of Technology & Research: Faculty of Management Studies, Indore on 24th July 2010, Saturday.  The institute has formed this cell with an aim to reduce the gap between the industry expectations (practice) and academic offering (theory) by direct involvement of industry to attain a symbiosis. On the occasion of inaugural ceremony, Shri Sunil Chordia, Managing Director, Rajratan Global Wire Limited, India, Rajratan Thai Wire Co. Ltd. Thailand, and President, Indore Management Association, was invited as the Chief Guest and Shri N. Mujumdar, Chief Managing Director, NCM –SHOAVA Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Rau was invited as Guest of Honor. Shri Chordia addressed that such activities initiated by educational institute is really going to be beneficial for students’ future.

The inaugural session was followed by one day Management Development Programme on the topic “Team Building”. The MDP was attended by 10 participants who have come from NCM–SHOAVA Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Rau. The MDP was organized under the rich experience & guidance of Prof. Sumer S. Yadav, Director, Acropolis Faculty of Management & Research, Indore, with an aim “To Enhance Efficiency & Productivity through Team Work”. The session was designed to fulfill following objectives:

  • Creating understanding & importance of team work.
  • To make them understand the role of interpersonal communication in team working.
  • To make them understand the team leaders role more effectively.
  • To make them understand the team members role more effectively.
  • To demonstrate them better results through team working.

The session so designed was the combination of theoretical knowledge & practical exercises i.e. “learning by doing”. The topics covered in the sessions Difference between Team & Group, Team Types, Matching types of team to tasks Why to work in a Team, Leading team & cultural difference, Identifying key roles within teams, Establishing team trust & maximizing performance, Improving team efficiency, Communicating & networking a team and Measuring performance of teams & members. The exercises conducted to cover the following topics were- Identifying communication barrier & ways to improve in a team, Helium Stick, the Mine & the Treasure field, and Broken Square. The institute will also provide 30 days assistance to participants online if they have any queries in their working. The session ended up with distribution of certificate by Shri Neeraj Mujumdar, CEO, NCM –SHOAVA Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Rau & Shri Gaurav Sojatia, Chairman, Acropolis Institute of Technology & Research, Indore.

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