Ambar Bhattacharya, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 7th Juy 2019: In an effort to make education more rewarding and exciting for the students, Pailan Group of Institutions brings forth Bengal’s first “Earn While You Learn” programme to empower students with considerable economic freedom. This will not only help them embrace the industry experience but also give them a leverage of up to Rs. 2 lakhs.
The novelty of this programme is that an aspirant trainee will be earning a stipend over the tenure of their course duration. This will give them the opportunity to earn a sum of Rs. 50,000 – Rs.1,00,000 per year which effectively reduces the real course fee for these courses.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) with an objective to offer on-the-job practical training to enhance employability has made a Regulation called “National Employability Enhancement Mission”(NEEM) Regulations 2013, vide Gazette Notification dated 15th April 2013 of AICTE. Taking inspiration from it, Pailan Group of Institutions has taken the initiative to introduce the programme.
The objective of quality education is to enable a student to impart the learned knowledge on a real- time basis, however, the goal does not come into fruition due to lack of availability of employable candidates.
Students who are freshly out of college are inadequate to understand the job pre- requisites and fail to deliver a substantial service. In order to encourage a more productive workforce, THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION HAS STRICTLY DEMANDED THAT ALL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES must imbibe employment opportunities as part of the student’s regular curriculum.
UGC UNDERLINES THE IMPORTANCE OF PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH ADEQUATE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE in order to enhance their skill level, competence, and employability. THE MINISTRY OF HRD EMPHASIZES THE VITAL ROLE OF INTERNSHIPS as one of the main foundation of a students’ career. The advantage here is that students can step onto the corporate ladder through internship opportunities, where they can learn and demonstrate their skills, get valuable expertise, draw stipends and simultaneously secure themselves for full-term employment with the same company.
A survey published in a leading business publication on May 1, 2019, mentions about a steep rise in internships seekers as well as organizations opening up internship opportunities across various industry verticals, with applications rising 80% in a year. Internships are more lucrative when offered with monetary compensations leading to a higher retention rate among interns. According to Internshala – a virtual platform for placement opportunities derives the fact that over 46% of internship roles have turned into placement offers by the end of the tenure.
In the light of these developments, AICTE HAS SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH A HOST OF INTERNSHIP COMPANIES. It is expected that Colleges and Universities utilize this informationto facilitate internships for their students. Additionally, it is also mandatory for Institute.
Furthering the growth and development of skills as an agenda from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Pailan Group of Institutions has taken the step forward in a direction where the future lies by facilitating for a harmonious communion of ‘Learning’ & ‘Earning’.
In its continuous endeavour for excellence, Pailan College of Management & Technology has signed a MoU with The Creek Club, Kolkata’s No. 1 Eco Club who as industry leaders are ready to accommodate students from Hospitality & Tourism sector in the functioning and administration of the club and its myriad activities.
Students from Hospitality and Tourism departments of Pailan Collegeof Management and Technology have already attended upon over 8000 guests over 30 corporate events and 50 corporate retreats in the past six to eight months. Two students of Hospitality department viz. Mr. Aman Pradhan and Mr. Arpit Paul after partnering the ‘Earn While You Learn’ program at The Creek Club landed in jobs of high salary package at The Park Hotel thereby commanding a leverage of approximately Rs. 2 lakhs. We have plan to create income for more than 300 students over the next 2 years
In a golden opportunity to budding media professionals, under-graduate students of Media Science department got to make short films and music videos in collaboration with the Pailan Film & Television Institute, a well known and widely trusted brand in the field of filmmaking.
For students of Optometry and Hospital Management divisions, Pailan Eye Clinic and the upcoming Maternity Clinic, offers the perfect platform to hone their skills and draw entry level remuneration for their services.
Dr. Ayanangshu Sarkar, Director (MBA Divn), Pailan College of Management & Technology said: “জ্ঞানার্জন এর সাথে অর্থ উপার্জন। – now this programme is unique in the sense that we are able to create income opportunities for the aspirant students. Given the fact that these courses have huge weightage on practical exposure and Pailan Group of Institutions has its resources to provide both on job training and income, has bridged the gap. Students will earn beyond their class hours getting associated with Creek Club, Pailan Film and Television Institute and health and optometry clinic to support themselves which is a common practice in western countries. We believe this programme will help many meritorious students from humble background to achieve their dreams in near future.”
As of now, five professional industry oriented courses have been brought under the aegis of “Earn While You Learn” program – B.Sc in Media Science (BMS), BBA in Hospital Management (BHM), Bachelor of Clinical Optometry (B.Optom), B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration (BHHA) and Bachelor in Travel & Tourism Management (BTTM) as these courses can give significant weightage on industry training and practical learning.
In the future, Pailan Group of Institutions plans to expand this programme to more under-graduate and post-graduate courses. Experts present for the press meet were Debasish Sen Sharma, Dr. Mir Abdul Sofique, Utsav Bhanja, Rangon Niyogi, actress Chaiti Ghoshal, Rita Bhimani, Kishore Bhimani and ors. Publicity : Carpe Diem Communique.