Third successive batch of Cummins College of Engineering for Women completes certified course

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 03, 2016 15:42 IST

Close to 600 third year students of Cummins College of Engineering for Women (CCEW) successfully completed the certified course in ‘Innovation, Employability Skills Enhancement and Career Building’. This course has resulted in more than 20 students filing for patents and many more contributing to various journal publications over the last three years. Coinciding with the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the College, the Course completion certificates were presented to the students by Pradeep Bhargava, Director, Cummins India Limited.

This course was introduced in 2013 for third year students across all streams of engineering, one of the many programs that are being initiated as part of Cummins’ continued engagement with the College, under its ‘Signature Project’ program. 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madhuri B. Khambete, Principal of the Cummins College of Engineering for Women said, “With the successful completion of this certified course by the students of our institute for the third consecutive year, I am confident that this module will help them to excel at their work place. Post the introduction of this program, we have been receiving a very positive response from the Companies visiting our campus for placements”.

Dr. Bhooshan Kelkar - Director, MoebiuSutra Consulting Pvt Ltd. said, " I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with more than 1800 bright and talented students from CCEW in the last three years and it is a fulfilling experience to see the upper edge that this program is giving to these students in their careers: be it while securing admissions and scholarships abroad or getting a good job here in India.”

The 45-hour course, designed and conducted by Pune based consultancy, MoebiuSutra, covers four sets of modules namely; Self Awareness, Professional Skills, Innovation and Communications. The course helps students to enhance their knowledge and engineering skills through psychometric analysis, individual reports, and creative and strategic thinking exercises like Mind-mapping, 6-Hat Thinking, Group Discussions-Personal Interviews-resume writing and Johari Window, helping them to get some insights into the corporate world. Last year, the program also included ‘Yoga for stress management’, ‘Contemporary Dance for team building’ and a very novel experiment of using ‘Clay animation/ Stop motion for team building’, which helped enrich the overall experience for these students. This year, the program included an ‘Animation Workshop’ conducted by an expert who had studied in the US and also contributed to many Oscar winning movies. The program also included formal psychological and engineering aptitude tests.