The Universal Higher Education Trust (UHET) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Aspire Systems (India) Private Limited, Chennai, to impart skill enhancement and employment programme in Information Technology sector for B.Sc/M.Sc graduates.
VIT University chancellor and UHET’s founder G. Viswanathan signed the agreement with Gowrishankar Subramaniam, chief executive officer of Aspire Systems at VIT recently. The aim of the programme is to help youth, particularly those from smaller cities, towns and rural areas, to launch successful careers in the IT sector, a press release said.
The programme will be in two phases of six months duration each. It will include classroom training, lab sessions and simulations and on-the-job training. The training will focus on core subjects of software engineering and will include modules for logical reasoning and communication skills.
The candidates would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 4,000 in the phase-I and Rs. 10,000 during the phase-II. On completion of the training, they would be provided job opportunities at Aspire Systems, as trainee-programmer. They would also receive financial support to pursue post graduation through distance education from a recognized university.
B.Sc/M.Sc graduates (Computer Science/IT/Maths) and B.C.A degree holders who have completed their course in 2014 and 2015, and those completing their course in 2016 can apply. Candidates should have obtained a minimum of 60 per cent marks in class X and XII exams.
Preference would be given to candidates whose parental annual income is less than Rs. 1.80 lakh. They will be selected through a general aptitude test, technical interview and HR discussion, the release said.
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