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HCL sets up Tech Bee centre at Sri Vishnu Educational Society Campus

G Naga Sridhar Hyderabad | Updated on June 25, 2019 Published on June 25, 2019

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HCL trains those who completed intermediate for one year at these centres to make them employable

HCL Technologies has set up a Tech Bee Centre in Sri Vishnu Educational Society campus, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

“We have tied up with HCL to provide infrastructure and other facilities for 200 students per year under this initiative,” KV Vishnu Raju, Chairman, Vishnu Educational Society told BusinessLine.

HCL trains those who completed intermediate for one year at these centres to make them employable. The candidates will be selected on the basis of an entrance test.

They undergo 12 months of training to become IT engineers in the firm. After joining HCL, they can also enrol in higher education programmes offered by reputed universities such as BITS Pilani and SASTRA University.

The students, however, will have to a pay fee of ₹2 lakh to join the programme which will be arranged through a bank loan. It can be repaid in EMIs after they are absorbed into the company. They will get a stipend of ₹10,000 per month.

Once they join as software engineers, their annual package could be in the range of ₹2 lakh to ₹2.5 lakh which is a ‘decent’ pay for their level, Raju said adding: “We believe that they could become excellent coders.”

Trends

On the trends in engineering education, Raju said going skills were becoming more important than a degree. “We need to go beyond the ordinary and impart hands-on training and exposure to students as well as faculty,” he said.

Sri Vishnu Educational Society, which runs four engineering colleges - two each in Bhimavaram and Hyderabad - is also promoting industry exposure to faculty and students.

“We are encouraging faculty to engage and interact with start-ups in IT to keep themselves informed of fast-changing trends in technology,” Raju said. The faculty are also encouraged to provide consultancy to industry.

From the students’ perspective, information technology related courses continue to be popular than the rest though other branches like mechanical are slowly staging a come back.

Published on June 25, 2019
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