CSR : Aricent & NASSCOM Foundation trains 8,000 marginalized engineering students in 3 Years

Major milestone for Indian engineering CSR program that aims to empower marginalized students including female, visually challenged and transgender people/LGBTQ from tier 2 and tier 3 colleges

NEW DELHI: Aricent, a design and engineering company, and the NASSCOM Foundation has said that it has trained over 8,000 marginalized Engineering Students in three years as part of Arise by Aricent at its campus and the journey is still on.

Marking its third year since launch, the program is designed to inspire and train the next generation of engineers in India from marginalized sections of society. The program is currently working with over 2500 students from tier two and tier three colleges in Bengaluru, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi NCR.

Encouraged by the success of the previous years’ engagements, Aricent and NASSCOM Foundation will be working with more students and teachers in India’s engineering colleges. Both organizations have been working to promote more female engineering students – to prepare them for leadership roles in the IT &IT enabled Services (ITeS) sector.

The on-campus program educated students from select colleges on a range of technical skills. These include: angular 5, node, scala, react JS, spring boot, kotline, go, Akka etc. and non-technical skills include verbal / non-verbal reasoning, numerical aptitude, logical reasoning, business etiquette, problem solving, time management, customer orientation and interview skills.

Last year’s batch of students were trained by Centum Learning and iPRIMED, renowned training institutions with a proven track record. The students successfully completed the 320 hours-long rigorous training and examinations program. The students are provided opportunities to secure job offers through placement drives and job fairs conducted by the Foundation and the training partners.A large percentage of these students have already been placed with companies like Google, Genpact, Amazon and IBM and at an average salary package of 3.6 – 4.5 LPA.

Congratulating the students on their successful completion of the course, Ashwani Lal – Chairman CSR Committee and Chief Operations & Quality Officer, Aricent said, “We are humbled that our program has impacted the lives of marginalized students and their families. This is an enterprise-wide commitment to delivering quality engineering education and insight. A large group of Aricent engineers have also volunteered to help makethe students industry-ready.”

“Our program, ‘Arise by Aricent’ will continue to extend our reach with partnerships and collaborations to include programs which are exclusively for female engineering students and those marginalized by society. We will be upskilling teachers and diversified groups such as visually challenged and transgender people/LGBTQ,” he continued.

NASSCOM Foundation’s CEO, Shrikant Sinha, said, “We are inspired to see the difference Arise by Aricent program has made to the lives of young graduates. Most of the students are first-generation graduates in their family. We take immense pride in being able to impart employability skills to these students. This is a win-win situation for everyone where the industry gets job ready resources and students from tier-2 and 3 colleges get better jobs. In partnership with Aricent, we are trying to building a robust Indian workforce fit for the future and urge other organizations to come along.”