Over 40 technology start-ups from the IITM Incubation Cell and the IITM Centres of Excellence participated in the event held at the IIT Madras Research Park
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) Incubation Cell along with IITM Research Park and TiE-Chennai on Saturday organised the first edition of ‘startup job utsav,’ in collaboration with Titan LeAP and Mahindra Pride Classroom. This is to connect IITM incubated start-ups as well as micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Chennai to the new engineering talent pool from rural Tamil Nadu.
Over 40 technology start-ups from the IITM Incubation Cell and the IITM Centres of Excellence participated in the event held at the IIT Madras Research Park. The event provided a platform for startups to utilise the aspiring and ‘smart minds’ from various Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of Tamil Nadu.
According to a press release, the start-ups were from various sectors such as manufacturing, automobiles, electric vehicles, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), agritech and more.
Over 500 engineering graduates (2019 batch) from technology institutes from rural towns in Tamil Nadu, affiliated to Anna University across disciplines, explored the various job opportunities at the event. Graduates were pre-trained by Mahindra Pride Classroom on employability and life skills.
Mahindra Pride Classrooms have till date delivered the enhancing employability skills module through 1,307 classrooms to 56,380 students of select university /colleges /polytechnics /ITIs in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The module focuses on upgrading one’s skills, like speaking English, life-skills, aptitude, interview, group discussion and digital literacy for a duration of 54 hours, the release said.