HCL signed MoU with premier institutions

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Bangalore, Jan 23 (UNI) HCL, a leading global IT services company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four premier colleges in the city to implement 'GoPro' as part of its campus engagement initiative, intended to create best students into true professionals.

Speaking on the occasion after inking the MoU with premier educational institutions, including R V College of Engineering and Mount Carmel and Jyoti Nivas College here last night, Ravi Shankar, Global Head, Talent Management Group (HCL) said through 'GoPro' programme students would be exposed to Corporate and Industrial training, which would enable them to become best student employees in their career.

It was the endeavour of HCL to build up the 'Next Generation of Professionals' wherein the 'Campus to Corporate'programme would serve as a bridge to the corporate world and help to inculcate and develop essential qualities and capabilities among youngsters to sustain the corporate challenges and environment.

The GoPro programme was also aimed to add more value to the academic experience of the students by providing training in non-technical and soft skills to help them become a true professional thereby increasing their 'employability' quotient, he added.

Mr Shankar said the highlight of this initiative, include tying up with Women's colleges from arts and science background to encourage gender representation and diversity in professional workforce.

The programme included setting up of 'Technology Labs' to facilitate training and research work for students and also introduce 'Faculty Enablement Program' for the faculty as well to engage them to interact with experts in certain areas of technology.

''The faculty also can do a sabbatical at HCL,' he said.

''The MoU with city-based colleges is a continued effort to develop professional as part of a widened and best talent pool in the industry,'' he added.

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