Staff Reporter

CII to structure training component CII to structure training component

  • Khajamalai campus to be base for training programmes
  • "Tiruchi poised to witness IT revolution"

    TIRUCHI: With a view to preparing an ideal human resource base in the wake of leading information technology companies evincing interest to start operations in Tiruchi, Bharathidasan University has decided to coordinate with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tiruchi Zone, for capacity enhancement of the students of affiliated colleges in central districts.

    The university will entrust the task of structuring the training component for enhancing the human resource potential of students in coordination with the CII with its Business Development Council and the Bharathidasan University Technology Park (BUTP).

    The Khajamalai campus would be the base for the training programmes, the Vice-Chancellor, C. Thangamuthu, told presspersons on Tuesday.

    The Vice-Chancellor said this responding to a request made to this effect by the Collector, Ashish Vachhani, during a programme the latter addressed earlier at the university.

    The Collector said that Tiruchi, along with other tier-II cities in the State, was poised to witness significant IT revolution.

    Noting that the district accounts for over 20 engineering colleges and several arts and science colleges, the Collector urged the university to take the lead in interacting with industry to improve the quality of output from educational institutions.

    He sounded optimistic about the entry of IT companies reflecting in overall economic development of the district, and expected a growth in manufacturing sector as well - in hardware and other elite sectors.

    Presenting the opinion of the IT companies on their choice of tier-II cities based on the recent interaction he had with their representatives at Bangalore, in connection with `' 2006, Mr. Vachhani said that the prospects were bright since the IT majors had begun to see in the smaller cities an effective solution for the `attrition factor' that were now afflicted with.

    Also, the State Government was keen to de-centralise growth, what with Chennai getting clogged with IT and manufacturing industries.

    Four new schools

    During the informal chat with mediapersons, the Vice-Chancellor informed that the university has, in connection with its Silver Jubilee celebrations, sought Rs.5 crore support from the Government for starting four new schools - School of Disaster Management, School of Bio-Medical Sciences, School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and School of International Languages.

    The School of Disaster Management will be of a multi-disciplinary nature with faculties drawn from Geology, Remote Sensing and Geography departments. Disaster Management as a subject of study was significant to the university, which had in its jurisdiction a lengthy coastline between Maduranpattinam in Pudukottai district and Sirkazhi in Nagapattinam district, the Vice-Chancellor said.