IndiaMART, India’s largest online marketplace and APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Asia’s largest technical university have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote skill development and equal employment opportunities to the affiliated colleges of the University.
This is a one of its kind association as it is for the first time that a University is collaborating with a corporate to provide employment opportunities to its cluster of colleges by organising pool-campus placement drives. More than 4Lakh students will benefit from this MoU. IndiaMART will provide industry trainings and job opportunities to the students of various under-graduate and post-graduate courses like B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, MCA which are affiliated to the University.
“In the past 4 years, IndiaMART has hired over 700 professionals from AKTU. These professionals have shown immense talent in various roles like product management, technology and sales. We are excited about this association as apart from extending our internal employment opportunities to these students, we will also provide relevant training to the students, especially in the Digital space. I believe that industry should reach out to the educational institutions to fill the skill gap by providing them with a holistic and job-centric learning environment. Our efforts will be directed towards boosting employability and industry-readiness of these students by preparing them for the hiring needs of corporates ,” said Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO of IndiaMART.
IndiaMART will also assist the University in revamping their curriculum according to the latest industry requirements. The first step in this direction would be to implement a digital marketing course and initiate project based learning for the students.
“This is a path-breaking association for AKTU as we will be able to provide equal employment opportunities to our affiliated colleges. The students will gain a lot from the expertise of IndiaMART in the digital space and the industry training that they will offer,” said Vinay Kumar Pathak, Vice Chancellor, AKTU.
IndiaMART seeks to hire management and technology graduates from the University. The company had said earlier that it is planning to expand its team in the financial year 2016-17 to expedite growth and customer acquisition. This MoU will create a room for career growth of the students.