About Professional Practice
Professional practice (PP) programme attempts to bridge the gap between the world of work and academia. It is achieved by twining the world of work to the process of education, by setting the stage for experiential and cooperative learning, and by having students to work on pertinent assignments in the industry under the guidance of industry experts, and with the faculty supervision.
Structure of Professional Practice
PP is part of the undergraduate B.Tech. program that takes the classroom to a professional location for a period of 5 ½ months.
||No. of credits
||to provide students a comprehensive acquaintance to the professional workplace
||Summer following the second year second semester
||to hone the skillsets of the about-to-graduate students to suit the real-life job requirements very soon
||Either of the semesters of the final year
Role of PP Faculty
is to visit the organisation twice a week and act as interface between the Institute and organisation, ensure the smooth conduct of the program and evaluate the student progress and performance on continuous basis in consultation with the industry experts.
Key Takeaways & Benefits for the Industry
- Students are available to the company throughout the day for earlier allotted work and company will have full control over their participation with no financial or other obligations to the company.
- Seamless coordination by the University faculty with the single point contact of the company through frequent company visits.
- Well-disciplined students through close monitoring by the University faculty. In case of unsatisfactory performance of students, the same may be reported through a simple letter or email and students will be withdrawn or replaced.
- Company officials will be involved in the evaluation process of the students’ work progress.
Well aligned students through quick implementation of the feedback given by the company.
- Gets an opportunity to get Innovative & technology based solution to the problems through new generation thinking combined with the clean slate approach.
- Easier implementation of ideas and solutions that require interdepartmental coordination and follow-ups.
- Access to academia expertise and resources.
- Easier and effective recruitment option through intern to employee conversion based on internship performance.
- Bringing enthusiasm in the teams & organisation through the induction of young minds.
- Can result in enhanced relationship with the University, leading to several other partnership avenues such as consultancy and continuing education programs to retain its employees etc.
Benefits to the Students
- Opportunity to apply the theory learnt in the classroom to understand the intricacies of the real-life problems.
- Being located in the industry and solving real-life problems enable the students to understand the industrial environment and hones technical skills as well as soft skills.
- Smooth transition from a student to a professional by receiving a slow and steady exposure to the professional world.
- Provides opportunity to get exposed to the professional world and its expectations, augments career planning.
Benefits to the University
- Access to industry expectation related information and educational resources of the organisation
- Availability of real-time feedback from the industry that can be used to orient the teaching – learning process and also the faculty to the industrial requirement.
- Better branding of the University among the industry and the community as whole due to higher employability of the throughputs.
- Can lead to greater co-operation with the industries such as consultancy etc.
Benefits to the Faculty
- Access to industry expectation related information and educational resources of the organisation for classroom teaching.
- Can lead to opportunities in the area of offering training programmes, consultancy work etc.