EduSkills Foundation, AICTE set record in Asia Book of Records and India Book of Record
New Delhi, 29th August, 2023: AICTE, Ministry of Education signed an MoU with EduSkills Foundation in November 2021 to provide 1 million virtual internships by 2025. Within 02 years of span, 1,82,262 students have successfully completed AICTE–EduSkills Virtual internship on multiple niche industry skills supported by 09 corporates. The uniqueness is that over 40% of these interns are female students, and 45% come from economically weaker sections.
The achievement has created a new record in both the Asia Book of Records and the India Book of Records, recognized as the “Most Internships Completed within a 2-Year Period.” As part of this celebratory occasion, two renowned companies, namely Google and Bentley Systems, have been introduced to broaden the spectrum of available internship opportunities.
These newly introduced internships include the Android Developer and Machine Learning with TensorFlow virtual internships, facilitated by Google for Developers, and the Structural Analysis with STAAD. Pro virtual internship, tailored for Civil Engineering students and supported by Bentley Education. The distinguished Chairman of AICTE, Professor T.G. Sitharam, presided over this event held in New Delhi.
Several distinguished personalities attended the program, Prof. Anil D. Sahashrabudhe, Chairman-NEFT, Buddha Shri Buddha Chandrasekhar, Chief Coordinator Officer (CCO) of AICTE, Mr. B M Tiwari, Asst. Director-AICTE Mr. Mohit Bradoo, Director, Academic Program, APAC of Bentley Systems, Akanksha Rai Sharma, Technical Program Manager for India and South Asia, AWS Academy, Mr. Devi Saran Saini, Principal Client Engagement Manager, Microchip Technology and Dr. Shubhajit Jagadev, CEO of EduSkills Foundation, along with other AICTE officials. Mr. B M Tiwari delivered the vote of thanks mentioning all the guests present there.
EduSkills Foundation is one of the rapidly emerging Not-for-Profit organizations, EduSkills is the Regional Partner of 12 Corporates, who are providing access to such Industry Skills to our technical students across India. EduSkills tied up with many States Govts/ Skills Departments/ Affiliating Universities to provide these skills programs to faculties & students of almost 900+ member institutions in 22 states of India.
Prof. T.G. Sitharam, the Chairman of AICTE, spoke at the event and said that he is glad with the introduction of practical civil engineering courses by Bentley. He said, “Education is the cornerstone of empowerment, and the collaboration between EduSkills Foundation and AICTE has illuminated a path of opportunity for aspiring minds. The records shattered and milestones achieved stand as a testament to the transformative impact of virtual internships. As we broaden horizons with Google and Bentley Systems, we not only redefine education but also empower the architects of India‘s future. Let us continue to bridge gaps, shatter limitations, and unlock the boundless potential that lies within every student.”
Mr. Kartik Padmanabhan Developers Relation lead, Mena, West and Central Asia Google has highlighted that Google for Developers India Edu Program is glad to partner with Edu Skills foundation to launch the Android and ML with TensorFlow internships. We believe that these internships will enable students to learn the best practices of mobile and machine learning development and build apps for social change that impact their communities.
Mr. Mohit Bradoo, the Director of Bentley Education, expressed his appreciation for the collaboration with EduSkills on the AICTE – EduSkills Virtual Internship Program. He highlighted that as India embarks on an unprecedented journey of infrastructure development, Bentley is privileged to join forces with EduSkills to equip engineering students with essential digital skills crucial for advancing infrastructure growth. At Bentley, we are accelerating the change needed by removing the barrier of technology usage and the focus is to change the future of infrastructure education, one mind at a time! Through our partnership, we are working towards creating and investing in the talent, helping them to tap their full potential and introducing them to the vast opportunities that lie ahead of them.
Dr. Shubhajit Jagadev, the CEO of EduSkills, delivered a presentation about the AICTE–EduSkills Internship program. He emphasized the need to elevate this initiative and expand opportunities for institutions in rural and interior areas. He particularly highlighted the innovative virtual internship prospects available for students studying civil engineering. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to various entities including the Chairman of AICTE, the Chairman of NETF, the Chief Coordination Officer of AICTE, the entire AICTE Neat cell, and supportive corporations such as AWS, Google, Juniper, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Alteryx, UiPath, Microchip, Blue Prism, Bentley, Celonis, and Zscaler. He also commended the participating educational institutions for their valuable support to this endeavor.
Google for Developers & Bentley Systems will offer 50 thousand internships each respectively. The domains of internship are as follows:
1. Bentley Systems with the below Internship Domains for Civil Students
– 2D/3D CAD Modeling & Road Design Virtual Internship
– Structural Analysis with STAAD. Pro Virtual Internship
2. Google for Developers with the below Internship Domains
– Mobile Application Development using Android Virtual Internship
– Machine Learning with TensorFlow.