Our College organized the "Distribution of Scholarship for its outstanding students for the IAS/ IBM / GATE training" on 20th September 2013 at the College open air auditorium, "Vishnu Hippodrome".
The dignitaries on the dais were Mr.R.N.Jayaprakash, Managing Trustee, ACT, Mr. Syed Munir Hoda ( IAS Retd), Honorary Advisor, Dr. S R R. Senthil Kumar, Principal, Dr. C.Ramya, Career Counselor, Mr.Shankar, MD, Shankar IAS Academy, Mr. Ajay Antony, VP, TIME and Mr. Antony, IBM.
Dr. S R R Senthil Kumar, welcomed the gathering and announced the event as a land mark in the history of Agni College of Technology as 126 Third year Engineering students would be given scholarship for pursuing IAS/IBM/GATE training programme. He further highlighted that this new venture initiated by Mr. R.N.Jayaprakash, Managing Trustee, ACT, for the students, would cost Rs. 50 lakhs and would be offered free of cost to the Third year Engineering students who do not have any standing arrear in their academic performance.
Mr.Syed Munir Hoda emphasized the importance of the training programme and highlighted on the various job avenues available to the students other than the software and the IT related field. He appreciated Mr. R.N.Jayaprakash's vision and mission for the students of ACT and advised them to make the best use of the opportunity offered.
Mr. Shankar elaborated on the diverse job openings in the government sector, its lucrative salary, job security and the leisure time comparing it with the jobs in the private sector. He stressed on the fact that there are 1 lakh jobs offered in different government sectors. He explained what IAS Academy is all about.
Mr. Ajay Antony elucidated about the various competitive exams students can take, thereby have scope for better job opportunities. He emphasized that students should take firm decision about their career, work more hard to succeed towards their goal but should never give up on their goal.
Mr. Antony brought to light the "Career Gap" between Engineers and the Corporate sector, which is a major cause for students not getting jobs. Explaining about the IBM training programme, he said that it was framed to bridge the "Career Gap" which would enable students to get well placed after their Engineering graduation.
Mr. R.N.Jayaprakash expressed his feeling of responsibility towards each and every student of ACT. He encouraged the first and second year students to contact the research development team of ACT which will understand their needs and plan their career through further training programmes. He further emphasized that the eligible students shouldn't have any arrear in their third year. This will further boost them to work hard and clear all their academic papers in the first and second year.
Scholarships were given to the selected students by the members of the IAS, IBM and TIME respectively towards the end of the event. The event concluded with Vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Vijay Kumar, Dean, Training & Placement, ACT.