Bang on Impression:
TPO, a conventional word, with conventional working methodology, is not the need of the hour for a professional university like NCU. The present day youth has got unfathomable energy to transform society and nation. Therefore to enhance the seriousness to help plan their careers better, the office of a TPO has been revamped into a full-fledged school - "School of Professional Attachment - SPA". The sole objective is to make the students industry ready and capable of standing tall to face contemporary challenges of the corporate world and have a smooth transition from Campus-to-Corporate.
SPA is engaged in carrying out the following tasks:
1. Enhancing Employability
In addition to the hard (technical) skills, soft skills are required to be developed by a student to enhance employability. The main objective of professional attachment is to equip a student with the right kind of skills and attitude so that they can become more effective, efficient and productive in their employer organizations much sooner thanotherwise. A lot of efforts are made towards this aspect.
2. Improved industry internship attachment
Great emphasis is made to ensure students to be deputed to industry for their summer internship projects to gain real life work experience and promote chances for their employability with the same industries.
3. Increased Student's ownership
In order to achieve a continuous and sustained growth, it is very important to have active involvement to the students, the real stakeholders. Two clubs have been floated, which have become very popular and effective.
4. Career counselling and gap analysis
It has been seen over the years that students run only to what is visible e.g., the salary offered and don't understand the importance of a suitable job profile. Personal one-on-one counselling sessions are held in helping to bridge the gap.
5. Continuous improvement in the systems and processes
A complete review of the systems and processes is regularly carried out for the smooth, efficient and transparent working of the placement process.
6. Higher and better job placements with a wider industry reach
The focus has always been to widen the industry reach and get better salary packages for our students. Efforts are made to reach out to a very large number of companies across all verticals and invite them to the campus for carrying out their placement process. It has been achieved by:
7. Obtaining industry feedback for improving the academic curriculum
Identification of a gap between the skills of students and industry requirements is a continuous growing process. Efforts are made to obtain industry feedback at the end of each placement drive to identify the gaps and share with the respective HODs on a regular basis. Accordingly, changes are made in the academic curriculum.
SPA at NCU stands committed for hand-holding the students right from the time of their joining the university till they join their dream companies and even thereafter as an alumni for the benefit of their younger college mates in getting better job opportunities. We wish all the students a great academic learning during their stay here at NCU and an equally rewarding career.
B K Gupta