IIT-Madras sets up new centre for career guidance services

This initiative will provide students with the opportunities, tools and skillset they need to succeed in the ever-evolving professional landscape.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has set up a new career guidance service centre at its institute to integrate all placement, internship and student career development activities. The student-run Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) of IIT Madras has also been integrated into this.

With the establishment of the Career Pathway Centre, the institute seeks to set up a unified platform to provide assistance to students in diverse career trajectories. This initiative, an IIT Madras statement said, is a pivotal step towards providing students with the opportunities, tools and skillset they need to succeed in the ever-evolving professional landscape.

The objective of Career Pathway Centre is to empower students to independently navigate and decide their career paths. It has been designed to provide students with knowledge, essential skills, and exposure to an entrepreneurial environment, all located in one facility. The Placement and Internship office facilitates students in establishing connections with companies to explore potential career prospects.

The Career Development Cell offers soft skills training to complement academic readiness and the Entrepreneurship Cell serves as a testing ground for students to explore self-employment opportunities. Through the new centre, students will benefit from comprehensive training, networking opportunities, entrepreneurial ventures and enhanced employability.

The key functions of the newly-established Career Pathway Centre will include professionally equipping students with skill development, honing the entrepreneurship efforts of potential student fraternity and facilitating hiring of students by recruiters for placement and internship.

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