MADURAI: R.L. Institute of Management Studies (RLIMS) here signed a memorandum of understanding with T. V. Sundaram Iyengar and Sons here on Monday to provide hands-on training for students of the institute under the ‘Practice School’ concept.
Addressing the gathering, R. Dinesh, Joint Managing Director, TVS and Sons, said that more than the requisite skill, attitude to learn, common sense and willingness to deliver results were more important qualities for a prospective employee.
He also reminded the industry of its responsibility to create a workforce that would suit its needs.
Commending the institute for coming up with the ‘Practice School’ concept, Mr. Dinesh said that such a training programme for a prolonged period would hugely benefit both the students and industry.
R. Lakshmipathy, president, RLIMS, said that under the ‘Practice School’ concept, students of the institute would be provided with an opportunity to watch in close quarters the process of decision making. He cautioned students to keep all the information they would come across in confidence and not jeopardise the interest of the industry visited by them.
Under the programme, students would pay industry visit on Mondays and Tuesdays for two years. Industries would visit the institute and pick students of their choice, he said and hoped that a lot more industrial houses in and around Madurai would come forward to sign similar MoUs.