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SMEC labs

SMEC labs

About the company

At the time when Charles Babbage invented the first generation of computers, computers were just designed to solve some calculation problems. Later, as our society’s needs increased, new features were added in computers and today, numerous upgraded versions of both software and hardware are launched year-on-year. This upgradation is not just limited to machines; humans are also accountable to improve their skill set according to the changing environments around them. In this era of Industry 4.0, where automation and specialized skill set are dominating the picture, SMEC Automation Pvt. Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 global solution provider and the Authorized System Integrator of Schneider Electric, France, was quick enough to sense the importance of trainings on specialized skills for their employees. The company knew that out-dated skills can affect the quality of the work and SMEC was never ready to take chance in client satisfaction. As a solution to it, SMEC Automation spread out a new division, SMEClabs which was an exclusive Research, Development and Training Wing of SMEC Automation Pvt. Ltd.

In early 2000, SMEClabs started to carry out research on existing prototypes and tried to develop much more advanced technologies, and at the same time the institute also offered training to the Engineers of SMEC Automation in the latest advancements so that they can provide better service and solution. Noticing the quality of training offered by the firm, later in 2001, various clients and leading industries came forward to request SMEClabs to also train their team on latest Technologies and Advancements. This was a milestone in SMEClabs journey. Since then, the firm had been undertaking corporate training combined with the Skill Development division of Government, the institute eventually started offering training for BE/B.Tech/Diploma/ITI candidates also.

Today, SMEClabs is proud to host an array of engineers and industry experts who put in their ideas and instincts to develop new technology, which is crucial for any player to stay on top of the game. The firm is focused on developing and constantly re-innovating indigenous technology which is more adaptable to the Indian customer needs and which is also more economically viable.

Current Market Landscape

In India, according to the All India Council for Technical Education there are the eight lakh engineers graduating from technical institutions every year from various technical institutions. The major drawback here is that more than 60 percent of them remain unemployed and also majority of the working engineers find it difficult to get into core industries and live their dreams. The requirement in industries cannot be met by our engineers as they are not trained practically to keep up with the updated technologies like Industry Automation and Process Control.

Taking the responsibility seriously, the Government of India has brought in a mission to make sure that all engineers develop their skills and be Industry ready so that they don’t miss any opportunity just because they are not skilled and updated. The Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship spent over 955 crore in FY17 on the skilling mission; it has a similar budget allocation for FY18. These metrics clearly indicates the huge market opportunity available right now; to add more into this, already many institutes have come forward promoting and supporting this cause.

By understanding the wide market scope and a strong demand for skill development of graduates for curbing the problem of less employability, SMEClabs takes utmost care in delivering the best Skill Development Program which includes practical training for every individual candidate with respect to the industrial requirement.

Addressing the Market Challenges

Being an inevitable part of every industry, Automation and Process Control skills command specialized, practical knowledge from contemporary graduates. Crafting out the best team of engineers skilled in various technical aspects stays the back bone of industries. Realizing this, SMEClabs has created its offerings completely based on the current job opportunities in the semiconductor industry and the training is imparted by industry experienced faculty with decades of industry experience to make this a gateway to rewarding careers in the industry. 

To be the best in the field of career enhancement training provider, SMEClabs conducts awareness programs and counselling sessions to make the freshers realise their value among other skilled graduates. At the same time, the institute tries its level best to use necessary infrastructure that is up to date, individual training and improved placement support every year.


SMEClabs provides training across all platforms, not just for fresher but also for corporate to increase their human resource standards. As a part of this, SMEClabs keeps on exploring and delivers different engineering platforms and their certificates are recognized across the globe. The branches of institutes are spread across various locations in India and abroad and they also make sure the students are satisfied, by providing them individual-specific training. The wide arrays of persuasive training programmes offered by SMEClabs include:

  • Industrial and Marine Automation training
  • Industrial and Marine Instrumentation training
  • Embedded System & Hardware Design
  • Power & Electrical
  • Building Management System
  • Designing
  • Robotics
  • AI
  • Networking
  • Java
  • Android
  • Data Science
  • Big Data
  • MEP
  • Oil and Gas Piping, QA/QC & NDT
  • Civil QA/QC NDT

Higher employability determines the quality of a training institute. In terms of employability assurance also SMEClabs has gained a reputed name in the industry. The institute’s certificates are recognized among the leading industrial giants across the globe. Some of the notable names in that list include:

  • ISA (International Society for Automation)
  • TUV Rheinland Germany
  • City & Guilds 
  • ASNT (American Society for Non-destructive Testing)
  • AWS (American Welding Society)
  • Cisco
  • NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India)
  • ESSCI (Electronics Sector Skills Council of India), CGSC (Capital Goods Skill Council)
  • KASE (Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence, Govt. of Kerala)
  • IASC (Instrumentation Automation Surveillance & Communication Sector Skill Council)
  • STED
  • SIDCO Kerala

Differentiating Factors

SMEClabs stands out from others by providing the best of training, where graduates are trained not just in any one platform, but multiple platforms which are co-related, under the guidance of experienced and skilled Research & Development Engineers. Ever since it has been launched, SMEClabs has faced ups and downs, but ultimately the achievement is remarkable. The firm has trained more than thousands of corporate and millions of graduates and delivered a perfect solution tailor made for their requirement. The institute has placed more than 55 percent of its graduates and they are now living their dream in various parts of the world.

Recognized for walking the talk with its customers, SMEClabs offers customized courses which are made to meet the graduate’s exact requirement. By multiplying its branches, the firm makes sure that SMEClabs is accessible in various locations and also by providing accommodation facilities for those who are too far away to reach the nearest facility. SMEClabs makes sure that it is always updated in latest technical advancements, making sure that all its candidates are satisfied and delivered with the right quality while keeping the prices low for easy access for candidates from any financial background.

Major Clients

A versatile and strong clientele is a gem on a firm’s crown. Over these years, SMEC has been able to serve their diverse clients with higher quality services and firm’s efforts are fetching them more and more satisfied clients. Some of the major clients of SMEClabs include:

  • ONGC
  • Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)
  • BARC
  • Indian Navy
  • Rolls Royce
  • Reliance
  • Aditya Birla
  • International Airports
  • HMT
  • HPCL

    Harbouring Innovation

    SMEClabs promotes a an employee friendly environment which has been designed in such a manner that the firm has experts designated with responsibilities to make sure that all its employees are assigned research and development tasks, and they also implement it in a most efficient manner. Apart from that the company holds cross country meetings to make sure that all employees are updated with knowledge that is equivalent to the global enterprises and all CRG Engineers (Core Resource Group Engineers) share their knowledge and deliver the best. The CRGs are also Service Engineers who work in real time project and the reviews and experiences are shared among the graduates.

    Future Plans

    SMEClabs’ future plan is to offer 100 percent placements to its candidates in reputed companies and drive the world as a better place to live. To make this vision a reality, SMEClabs tries to reach every nook and corner of India to work towards achieving this objective by 2020. The firm has already initiated its efforts few years back and it is already half way through and will soon acquire new goals to carve out a better world. SMEClabs will always be a one word solution for any Engineer in trouble; it will always be a place that tells students – ‘BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE!’

    Quick Facts:

  • Year of Inception – 2001
  • Founding Members – Mr. Saiju Mohamed, Mr. Milton Kuruppath and Mr. Roopesh Chandran
  • Office Location – Cochin, Trivandrum, Calicut, Nagercoil, Coimbatore, Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Thane, UAE and Singapore
  • Total Headcount – 500+
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