Integration with Industry – Advantages and Need 

  • Scale and depth of industry-based learning
  • Research partnerships and commercialization
  • Industry as competitors in the certification and delivery of content.
  • Academic talent increasingly sourced from emerging markets
  • Bringing the university to the device — MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the rise of online learning
  • The use of digital technologies in campus-based learning
  • Blended learning

The relationship between industry and the higher education sector is changing and deepening. Industry plays multiple roles: as customer and partner of higher education institutions and, increasingly, as a competitor. For Colleges to survive and thrive, they will need to build significantly deeper relationships with industry.  Scale and depth of industry based learning and internships, will become increasingly critical as a source of competitive advantage for those Colleges who have the industry partnerships.

1. Industry Academia Collaboration – Campus Outreach Program

Conducted on 23/7/2015 by ERNEST & YOUNG

Campus outreach initiative is a unique program started by E&Y to nourish industry academia collaboration to promote mobility of innovation form academic institution to the industry through collaboration and joint research initiatives.

Inaugurated by Mr. Binu Sankar, Director , E&Y

2. A talk on Machine Learning and Big Data

Conducted on 23-7-2015

Presented by Dr. Brijesh Madhavan, Associate director E&Y

Machine learning is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. Using algorithms that iteratively learn from data, machine learning allows computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look.

3. A talk on Enhancing Employability and Entrepreneurial Skills

Conducted on 30/7/2015

Presented by Santhosh C Kurup, CEO, Kerala State ICT Academy

Graduates need the skills, capabilities and attributes to enable them to be successful in an ever changing global economic environment. Increasingly, employers expect graduates to be innovative, adaptable, resilient, and flexible and have an enterprising mind-set. Enterprise education supports employability by enabling students to develop the characteristics, attributes and skills that will enable them to make effective contributions to the economy and society. Enterprise education clearly links to employability and as such, should be at the core of employability strategies.

4. A talk on Internet Security

Conducted on 19/8/2015

Presented by Mr. Rejah Rehim, Kerala chapter leader, Sreenath Sasikumar Kerala Chapter Board Member, Rajesh P Kerala Chapter Board Member, OWASP.

OWASP( Opens source Web Application Security Project) is a worldwide nonprofit organization aimed at improving internet security.  OWASP mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations are able to make informed decisions. OWASP is in a unique position to provide impartial, practical information about AppSec to individuals, corporations, universities, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. Operating as a community of like-minded professionals, OWASP issues software tools and knowledge-based documentation on application security.