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Academic Staff College (ASC)


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  • Academic Staff College , VIT
  • Industry Collaborations and Sponsored Research Department
  • Counseling Division, VIT University


Date, Venue & Time: 20th December 2017, Dr. Ambedkar Auditorium, TT, VIT, 10 am-5 p.m.


Chief Guest: Mr. Sivakumar, CEO, ICT Academy.

Guest of Honour : Dr. Selvam, HR, BHEL, Ranipet


The programme I 3 was a kick start for VIT in linking academia and the industry in the way forward in education.

Mr. Sivakumar, the CEO of ICT Academy and the chief Guest of the day started by introducing his ICT Academy. ICT Academy is an initiative of the Government of India in collaboration with the state Governments and Industries. The teachers are to be updated with the current technology which will help them mold students and to be in pace with the contemporary career needs.

            Dr. Selvam, the honorary guest briefed on the leadership strategies at various levels in the industry. He quoted the five leadership levels as insisted by John Maxwell which is fundamental for 360 degree level of development for an institution.

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Resource Persons:

Mr. Rex Mohan Kumar, Global Head (HR), Jeevan Technologies

Resource Person: Mr. Nagarajan, Head (HR), TAB India

                                 Mr Rakesh Paliwal, Head Strategy and Business Development, Aditya Birla Group    

                              Mr. K. Kalaiselvan, Executive Director, BHEL Ranipet

  Traditional Quote     :           “The strong eat the weak”

Contemporary Quote :           “The quick eat the slow”

                       The I3 got adjourned with  the vote of thanks by Dr. Jala Jayaprakash,



Organizing team comprised of

  • Academic Staff College , VIT University
  • Counseling Division, VIT University
  • Prof Jose from the Department of Technology Management school of Mechanical Engineering
  • 10 Student Organizers


Dr. Prabhu Christopher, The Deputy Director of ASC gave a Welcome Address and Honored the Guests with mementos. Dr. Jayaprakash Jala Introduced the Theme: Global Employability and set the expectations for the day.

The following Industry Leaders were present and participated in the Panel Discussion Moderated by Dr. Cecil Manohar, VP R&D Sundaram Clayton TVS.

Lakshmi Priya Radhakrishnan, Director HR, Barry Wehmiller spoke on “Future of Business in India and Thriving Sectors”

Suresh S MD EID Parry Murugappa group spoke on Employer Expectations for the Employees, the Possible Performance Gaps

Anand Kumar, Vice President, Crompton spoke on Skill development process for graduates: an Industry Perspective

Meghanathan, Executive Director Regenix spoke on “Pharma and Health Industry a Forecast on Job Market”

Cecil Manohar, Vice President R&D  Sundaram Clayton,TVS spoke on  Design, Development and Deployment Skills for Engineers.

Mr. Suresh PCR Training Consultant from Bosch, spoke on Technical Knowledge and Skills the Possible Gaps Between Knowledge and Skills

This even set new standards for Industry Institute Integration and opened doors for new collaborations