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Training and Placement Cell:

With the changing educational trends, versatility in educational courses, availability of masses of qualified personnel, the competition for job acquisition and job sustainability is becoming more and tougher. To get an edge over the competitors, students are left with no choice but to add values to their hard skills with soft skills to exhibit their true potential. 

Hard skills:

Hard skills are academic skills, experience and level of expertise while soft skills are self-developed, interactive, communication, human and transferable skills. Most employers these days want to hire, retain and promote persons who are dependable, resourceful, ethical and self directed, having effective communication, willing to work and learn and having positive attitude. 

Soft skills:

Soft skills is a sociological term relating to a person's  Emotional intelligence  quotient (EQ),the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism that characterize relationships with other people. 
Soft skills are often described by using terms often associated with personality traits, such as: optimism, common sense, responsibility, a sense of humor, integrity and abilities that can be practiced (but require the individual to genuinely like other people) such as: empathy, teamwork, leadership, communication

Importance of Soft skills

Soft skills are increasingly sought out by employers in addition to standard qualifications because person’s soft skill EQ is an important part of their individual contribution to the success of an organization. Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, job performance and career prospects. Unlike hard skills, which are about a person's skill set and ability to perform a certain type of task or activity, soft skills relate to a person's ability to interact effectively with coworkers and customers and are broadly applicable both in and outside the workplace. It's often said that hard skills will get you an interview but you need soft skills to get (and keep) the job. 

With the onset of economic liberalization, the Indian market is also becoming global, so the attributes of soft skills are to be imbibed by Indian youth to show their real potential at intra and international levels. Understanding the importance of this newly raised important aspect, Training and Placement cell of Department of Technology have initiated programs, and activities for developing soft skills in the students. 

Objectives of the Placement cell:

Training and Placement cell of Department of Technology is a section within Student Support and Guidance, which specializes in helping students to develop their skills and get the job opportunities. Training & Placement cell is formed for the Department. Cell consist Coordinator (Assistant Professor) and faculty member of each Department.
The Placement Cell has been assisting the students in paving a way to their career. All the departments create an environment for the students which encourage them to make their career and social development that readies students for successful entry into the society. Various activities involving students are undertaken throughout the year, like inviting eminent personalities in different field to deliver talk which enhance student’s knowledge. Seminars are arranged where students are given topics related to syllabus to speak, which build up confidence among the students,. The Department encourages the students to participate in seminars, workshops, conferences, debates etc. to exhibit their research potential. The Placement cell provides information regarding higher education in India and abroad, job opportunities and the requirement received from the industrial sector is generally circulated and displayed on notice board for the information of students or communicated by e-mail . Students have been placed in various companies, organizations, industries and colleges. It also extends its services by offering various trainings to the students on personality development and career development skills, etc. The database of the students is managed by the cell which plays a critical role in getting jobs. Placement cell co-ordinates different activities.

  • Activities:
    • Approaching industry for campus interview
    • Organizing expert lectures on various topics
    • Organizing industrial visits for student
    • Organizing soft skill sessions to improve the soft skills of student
    • Organizing  seminars and workshops to improve the professional skill of students
    • Organizing aptitude tests to improve their  competence
    • Conducing campus placement drives.
    • To act as link between students, recruiters and entrepreneurs.
    • To nurture employability skills in the students.
    • To provide students information about the recruitments and recruiters.
    • To send data of eligible students to recruiters and invite them for recruitment
    • To motivate students for entrepreneurship.

Placement cell is playing a pivotal role in bridging the gap between industry and the institution. 
Apart from this Lead College concept is also helpful for students in many ways.

Lead College

For interaction of students with other institutes (inter-institutional activities) we have a Lead College concept, which is an organization (Group) of Engineering Colleges which are affiliated to Shivaji University Kolhapur. Department of Technology is one of members of the Lead College. Under the Lead College concept various activities are arranged, such as training, placement, research and development, academic, cultural, sports for the overall development of students and to prepare them to face the tough competition in 21st century. Under this Lead college concept arranging competitions, Expert lectures, providing training to students for their campus placements, sharing facilities from other colleges in Lead College for the overall development of students is done. The different activities are shared by all the colleges.