The University of Kashmir and Tata Advanced Systems (TAS), Hyderabad have joined hands for a collaborative upskilling initiative with an aim to impart training to the students of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to help increase their employability in the job market,
In a statement, the University said that the career counselling initiative will be taken up in association with TAS Hyderabad to enable upskilling of youth using psychometric tools, even as some additional courses are proposed to be launched for candidates to enhance their employability.
A meeting, chaired by Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad, decided that ‘idream Career’, one of the country’s largest career counseling ventures, will impart a two-fold training under the initiative: One-on-One and Group Counselling.
Dean, Academic Affairs, Prof. Akbar Masood; Director Centre for Career Planning and Counselling (CCPC) Prof Mohammad Shafi; Mr Masood Hussainy, Vice-President TAS Hyderabad and Kapil Mahajan, from TAS, attended the meeting.
In his opening remarks, Prof. Talat said the future job market would demand a new set of skills and the proposed upskilling initiative would help the J&K youth to effectively prepare for the future job market.
The Vice-Chancellor urged TAS to consider placement of students of the University of Kashmir, in New Delhi and elsewhere, alongside undertaking the upskilling initiative.
The TAS team asserted that their prime focus would be on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics following an overview of the infrastructure and facilities available at the Department of Computer Sciences and other engineering labs at the university.
“The automotive industry requirements have to be kept in mind while framing the curriculum so that related engineering programme offered by the university becomes an attraction while the students qualifying such a programme become relevant to the industry,” the TAS officials said.