Global engineering solutions provider QuEST Global has launched a QuEST Innovation Centre at the College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET) here.

It will provide training to students in engineering technology streams including IoT, deep learning and embedded systems and will help in bridging the technology gap between academia and industry.

Expected to commence in mid-January, it will serve as a platform for students to interact with subject matter experts in the engineering services industry and enhance their knowledge.


The two-year programme will be open to students in their fifth semester at CET, a spokesman for QuEST Global said.

They can choose the streams, for which they will receive course materials, including classroom and online training, and mentoring from industry veterans.

Initially, students of Electronics & Communication, Computer Science, Electrical and the Applied Electronics branches will be eligible to enrol.

S Narayanan, Vice-President and Centre Head, QuEST Global, Thiruvananthapuram, said the centre has been launched to implement the organisational charter of QuEST Global to support academia in the state and make students future-ready.

"This is a demonstration of our commitment to academia in the state to build a pool of brilliant engineering talent," he added.


Students will get an opportunity to work on some QuEST Global projects and upon successful completion, some will be offered letters of intent for employment in the areas of automotive, hi-tech and medical devices.

"This programme is a pilot project and based on its success we will be rolling out this initiative in other engineering colleges in the state in a phased manner."

J David, Principal, CET, said engineering education in India has reached a point where it has to meet industry requirements to face the dynamic demands of the competitive market.

"Steps need to be taken to bridge the gap between industry expectations and what the curriculum offers.

"The partnership will provide students an opportunity to get one step closer to the industry and enhance employability.''