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It will facilitate industry-institution partnership

  • Courses will be reoriented to enable students to improve their employability potential
  • Internships will be made compulsory for all postgraduate students to ensure a smoother interface with the industry

    CHENNAI: In an effort to bridge the gap between education and employability, the University

    of Madras will soon restructure its course syllabi and facilitate industry-institution partnership.

    Addressing an Academic Council meeting on Saturday, Vice Chancellor

    S. Ramachandran said the courses offered under the choice-based credit system and the regular stream would be restructured and reoriented to enable students to improve their employability potential.

    The varsity would also make internships compulsory for all postgraduate students to ensure a smoother interface with the industry.

    ``Such partnerships are the need of the hour in the context of advancements in science and technology. University departments should identify priority courses, which can assure placement,'' Mr. Ramachandran said. Students should also be given representation in the boards of studies, he added.

    Research in emerging sciences such as nano-electronics and nano-biotechnology was a priority area. Students who enrolled for the dual M.Sc/M.Tech degree programnme of the Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology would be encouraged to carry out collaborative research with industries such as Nokia and Chemfab, the Vice-Chancellor said.

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