Making India Employable

Payal Koul Mirakhur, Chief Strategy Officer, Aricent
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Payal Koul Mirakhur, Chief Strategy Officer, Aricent
Born in 1991, Aricent is a pure-play product engineering services company that has tremendous expertise across all layers namely chip, hardware, software, end user experience and design.

Myriad of disruptive technologies are propagating from all around the world. Particularly, the theme of IoT is horizontally overarching a number of industries including telecom, semiconductor, automobile and consumer electronics. To be successful in IoT, it is imperative to have excellent capability & ecosystem partnership encompassing all layers namely chip, hardware, software, end user experience and design. However, being a major services market, India lacks R&D expertise.

Boasting a huge engineering population, India sits on the cusp of a great change. Attracting abundant investors, the country is rearing up to leverage the level of disruption proliferating in the engineering space globally. Unfortunately, only 24 percent of our engineering population gets employed, since the rest of them coming from tier-2 & 3 collages are not employable. This can be blamed on the humungous gap between what the collages teach and what companies require.

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Being a big employer in India, we at Aricent recognize the needs of other companies as well and hence attempt to fill this gap with our CSR initiative - Aricent Employability Program. When we were brainstorming to do something for our country and engineering (which is very close to our heart), the idea of making our students employable, stood out. We joined hands with NASSCOM foundation, since it is one of the most prestigious bodies today working across IT industry. Aside from their solid understanding of the services industry, technology landscape and Indian milieu, NASSCOM has been doing a laudable share of programs in the technology realm. NASSCOM helped us build this program by bringing training partners onboard.

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