AICTE signs MoU with BSNL for enhancing employability

To facilitate technical institutions to respond to the need of providing State of art Telecom equipment based operational Skills to engineering graduates to enhance their qualification, competence and employability by enhanced skill up-gradation All India Council For Technical Education is signing an MoU with BSNL to use the training facilities and faculty of BSNL for the benefit of students in AICTE approved intuitions under its Employability Enhancement Training Program(EETP). The MoU was signed in the presence of Humane Resources Development Minister, Dr MM Pallam Raju and Minister of State, Jitin Prasada in New Delhi.

The programs will focus on practical hands-on training in field/lab work supplemented with structured academic content that is currently being provided online and can be supplemented with appropriate theory sessions in academic institutions/colleges.Practical session shall be held in the weekends or other times in flexi-mode that shall expose the students to various states of art telecom equipment and their operation.

Academic content will focus on the various operational procedures/facets of the telecom equipment/technologies present in the BSNL network related to practical aspects in an attempt to provide the students with high end equipment handling practical skill as opposed to rote learning.The training will be provided through 44 training centres of BSNL, spread across the country.

The students to be trained under the scheme shall be finalised by AICTE for each centre. The Project cost is approximately to be Rs 15 Cr and is expected to train 15000 students.