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RIIPL leads by example in bridging the Industry - Institute Gap

Academia and Industry are two different worlds when the sole purpose of their existence is considered. However, it is inevitable that most of the graduates move on from academics to industries sooner or later. In India, there is a huge gap between the knowledge required for graduates to work in industries and the knowledge acquired by them during the course of their education. Undoubtedly, India is filled with talents in all fields and the need of the hour is to make these talented young men and women employable.

The management at Raini Industries India Private Limited is committed to its social responsibility in contributing substantially to bridge the industry-institute gap. We are strongly supportive of the notion that experience based education through various levels of interactions with industries is essential to improve the skill set of graduate engineers during the course of their Baccalaureate degree. This subject has gained momentum over the past few years and RIIPL has consistently supported educational institutions through its interactive programs.

Raini Industries India Pvt Ltd has always been supportive in accepting internship or in-plant training requests from students all over Tamilnadu. We have found that students who pursue these industrial interactions come back to do real time projects in the industry for their final year projects / theses. The idea behind this is to eventually shift from class room based teaching methodologies to "learning by doing", wherever applicable.

Further in 2022, RIIPL has taken up a joint initiative with Sri Sairam Group of Institutions, West Tambaram, Chennai where we are conducting training sessions to faculty members as well as students on a regular basis. The duration of these programs range from single day industrial visits to month long internships, where students or faculty members can experience the realities of a workplace and observe industry experts in action. We are happy to see that educational institutions want to up-skill their faculties by ensuring that they are up to date on industry trends.

We hope that these small actions collectively will have an effect on betterment of the curriculum in the long run. A successful model of this at a large scale will be a win-win situation for all - graduates, employers and academic institutions. Graduates will have smoother transitions into industry roles; Employers will be able to hire skilled engineers who meet the job requirements; Educational institutions will take pride in the quality of education provided to the students which help them come into the society as skilled engineers.

Aasha Rathnaraj, Director, RIIPL addressing a group of students from Sri Sairam Engineering College

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