The Market Scenario
In 2011, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen famously declared that “software is eating the world. ”Half a decade later, this statement still rings true, and it could equally be said that Computer Science skills are eating the job market. Even in jobs that aren’t traditional computing jobs, employers are seeking Computer Science skills from applicants. In roles across the job market— designers, engineers, marketers, scientists, and data analysts—employers look for Computer Science skills. However, for an institute like ours, where CS/IT branch is not available, it’s a great relief that though Computer Science skills are in demand, a Computer Science degree is not a requirement.
The 2017-21 Batch took over the reins of Career Guidance and Placement Unit (CGPU) as their seniors were busy preparing for the various Placement Drives. The present CGPU Team are as follows:
The CGPU training started right from the first day of a student at the college through our Orientation Program. Cliff Marcus and Vishnu Raj from Jay’s Academy really inspired the new comers to become the best in their profession without compromising on integrity. Other value added courses were run as per the training calendar during the vacation.
The second and third year students were put through the weekly online aptitude tests under the close supervision of the Faculty Coordinators (FC) of CGPU. The toppers of pre-final years of each branch were awarded cash prize as an incentive. They are as follows:
AL AMEEN S : EEE
ABIN MUHAMMED NATH : MECH
NANDA REKHA SUNIL KUMAR : AERO
RUMANA ST : ECE
GREESHMA R REMESH : CIVIL
Formal campus placements for the 2020 batch commenced in July 2019. Preparation and behind the scene activity by FCs along with the SCs and SRs started well before that. The list of opportunities provided for 2020 batch are as follows:
A total of 15 offers were received by the students of ACE as of date. The highest CTC offered is 3.36 Lakhs. The Placement Record is given below:
Local Chapter of Swayam- National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
Education garnered from a traditional brick and mortar institute is finite, whereas through various Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), one never has to stop learning or limit oneself to the traditional confines of learning through institute-offered alternatives. It also brings in a high degree of flexibility in an otherwise rigid system of rote and examination. In a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world governed by disruptive innovation, the only truly sustainable skill is learning. It is only by constantly upskilling and updating oneself with the latest trends and next best practices that one can hope to stay relevant and ahead of the competition. With this in mind, we have initiated and established a local chapter of Swayam- NPTEL in ACE with effect from July 2019. Swayam is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of education policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all including the most disadvantaged. The following have successfully completed the NPTEL course on Geotech Engineering Lab:
1. Asst. Prof. THASNEEM SHAJAHAN : Elite+ Gold certificate
2. NIKHIL NEVIN RICHARD, S5 CE : Elite + Silver Certificate
3. DILSHAD.R.S, S5 CE : Elite + Silver Certificate
4. GREESHMA R REMESH, S5 CE : Elite Certificate
ICT Academy of Kerala
In order to provide the bright students of academic institutions with opportunities to obtain gainful career, ICT Academy of Kerala (ICTAK) has formed a premium membership programme this year with select engineering/science colleges in the state. Our institute has been selected as one among the top 25 institutes in Kerala. Selected institutions will be provided with a one-year membership and will be supported by ICTAK on a set of activities that will help the students, teachers and the institution at large.
The efforts of the CGPU team, combined with the excellent academic system and the opportunity for all-round development have contributed to making ACE one of the preferred destinations for recruiters as well as students. The success of the placement endeavour can be attributed to the willingness of the students to put in hard work as well as the tremendous support provided by the administration, HoDs, faculty, student volunteers and other well-wishers. The CGPU team is thanking them all and look forward to their continued support.
CGPU REPORT 2018-19
Placement is an outcome of competency and we groom students to reach the desired level of competence. Each student is eventually responsible for his/her placement by drawing upon the learning and other opportunities made available at the institute. The aim of this report is to review the activities of Career Guidance and Placement Unit (CGPU) for the year 2018-19.