Amara Raja Skill Development Centre conferred diplomas in “Multi Skilled Technician” to 120 students during the convocation ceremony of its 5th batch at Amara Raja Auditorium, Karakambadi, Tirupati. The convocation was held on 20th April 2018 and so far 557 students have been placed in Amara Raja Group Companies in regular rolls, thus providing rural youth the means for sustainable livelihoods.
The batch comprising both girls and boys from rural background received the certificates at a ceremony, held in presence of the Amara Raja Group Founder & Chairman – Dr. Ramachandra N Galla, Mr. Jaikrishna. B, President – Group HR, Corporate Communications & New Business Development, Viswanathan. M, Dean of the Centre and management team members of Amara Raja Group. Parents of the graduating students were also present on the occasion. Mr. B. Santhanam, President and MD, Flat Glass – South Asia, Malaysia & Egypt, Saint-Gobain India Pvt. Ltd. graced the event as the Chief Guest and delivered the convocation address.
During the convocation, Dr. Ramachandra N Galla, said, “It’s a proud day for all of us assembled here. I am confident that the graduating students will make this institution and their parents proud. This course will not only help them in their career growth, but will also make them confident individuals. I would like to congratulate all the graduating students and the faculty at ARSDC. The eighteen months skill development course at ARSDC aims to help youngsters acquire and enrich their technical and life skills. It will also add value to their role in the society and help them earn their livelihood through various employment opportunities.”
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest, Mr. Santhanam said “Amara Raja Group has been contributing a lot towards the future of the Indian youth. Through these skill development programs, they are also inspiring budding talents in the local communities. India has got some extraordinary talent, which must be nurtured and provided with the best possible opportunities to excel in the competitive society.” While delivering his speech, Mr. Santhanam also lauded the efforts of the faculty and staff of the Centre towards enhancing employability of the rural youth.
The merit based residential course is free of cost which focuses on skill and personality development. ARSDC has the latest infrastructure, well equipped class rooms and labs. The institute encompasses mechanical fitting shops, machine shops, welding shops, electrical labs, electronics labs and computer labs. Specially designed curriculum is developed by ARSDC with the inputs from industry to bridge the skill gap. The ‘Multi Skilled Technicians Course’ is 18 months long (9 months training at ARSDC and 9 months on the job training in the Industry. Students get stipend during the on the job training for 9 months. 557 students have been placed in Amara Raja Group Industries on permanent rolls from Batch-1 to Batch-5. The campus also has playgrounds, a separate hostel for boys and girls with adequate capacity.