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NEW DELHI: The digital skill academy of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in collaboration with the institute’s incubated start-up GUVI has launched an online course in advanced programming. The course is aimed at students and working professionals, a statement from the institute said.
The courses, the institute said, are designed to equip final year engineering students and graduates with programming skills by industry professionals, making them ready for internships and jobs in the IT sector. It will help them in their job search in the IT industry and IT services in all core manufacturing and design areas and is open to students across India.
Along with live online sessions, the course is being offered through an artificial intelligence platform which provides students with a coding and self-assessment environment for practising programming in real-time.
The 120 hours of the course will help professionals and students to obtain experiential learning equivalent to about three months of actual working experience making them job-ready.
A formal certificate will be issued by the trainer and the knowledge partner- the Centre for Continuing Education, IIT Madras. for those who successfully complete the course.
“The objective is to provide graduating students from Indian academic institutions and employees in multiple industrial sectors the necessary skills towards employment or reskilling in relevant sectors,” said Mangala Sunder, Founder and Coordinator, Digital Skills Academy, IIT Madras.
S.P. Balamurugan, Co-Founder and CEO, GUVI, said, “Programming skill is the need of the hour for every aspiring and ambitious candidate to get placement in IT companies. The gamified learning and practise platform designed by GUVI will provide a unique and exclusive training environment for the learners through various modes.”
“These courses will also make them industry- and job-ready. In addition, the trainers will cover multiple areas through large problem sets, that will also help the students to do competitive examinations in the banking and finance sector well and with confidence,” Sunder added.
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