Training & Placements

Greetings from the Training and Placement Division.

 

 

USTM provides many opportunities and experiences within the degree programme and beyond such as work-based learning, volunteering, industrial visit, field visit, mentoring professional support services, etc. as per the courses they are pursuing. For the last part the University has its own separate Placement Cell which is committed to provide all possible assistance to its graduates and post graduates in their efforts to seek employment.

USTM Placement cell has already started activities that will go on yearlong to facilitate liaison between its students and prospective organizations. In other words along with bringing in job opportunities for the students the USTM Placement Cell will also engage the students with the various corporate, Public & Pvt. sector companies, media houses, industries, IT firms, Govt. Bodies, NGOs etc. for training , internships and campus recruitment.

At the end of the second last and last semesters on-campus as well as off-campus along with Pool Campus job interviews will be facilitated by this cell as required. Also as is deemed necessary pre-placement training programmes will be organized by the placement cell in USTM to enhance the employability of the targeted students.


USTM Placement Cell invites corporate, media houses, industries, IT firms, NGOs etc to associate with the University and its students. The efforts of the placement cell of USTM are directed at achieving a win-win situation for both our students and the organizations recruiting them. The Training & Placement Division at USTM forms an Interface between academics & corporate world. It helps students in making better & informed Career Choices.

With a view to streamline the communication process, functioning of the Training & Placement Cell with the Objectives of addressing the requirements of Students from various disciplines we at USTM, have a Training & Placement Department, governed by the Advisory Council, as well as a young and dynamic team of Faculty associated with the Training & Placement Cell. Above that we have nominated student members as part of the Training & Placement Committee to give their valuable inputs, coordinate with the rest of the students. A mutually stimulating, qualitative & quantitative swing in the direction of overall improvement marks the dynamics & mechanics of a well oiled Training & Placement Division, trying to maintain a perfect balance between Academics & Corporate Interface. The Training & Placement Cell has made all possible efforts to move in the right direction to achieve its objectives for longer interest of student and make them Industry ready by organizing activities in the campus with participation of Business Leaders for experiencing sharing sessions, conduct skill related workshops.

Other than Academic knowledge they gain during their stay at the University, the cell makes concrete efforts to train them up on basic soft skills, Life Skills and overall all personality development through group discussion, mock interviews, self development programs, presentation techniques, art of public speaking, skills for facing interviews & other areas to enhance the employability factor of the students to help them secure suitable employment by guiding them to become excellent professionals..

We the Training & Placement Cell at USTM very strongly believe that long term sustainability of our relationship with Industry for Training & Placement of our students can be a success by making sincere effort in the following areas. Assessing the needs of various industries & providing inputs to concerned departments in the form of internal feedback or through interactions with Senior Professionals, premier education & research associations so that required skill set is imparted to our students.

Students of MBA Department have been training in different organizations/ Industries such as Pantaloons, Max Cement, Topcem Cement(MCL), Varun Beverages Ltd., ASEB, Indian Oil Corporation,(AOD), Future Value Retail Ltd, GNRC Hospital, G.L. Publication Private Ltd., Pepsico, Jagdale Food and Beverages, Pibco Hero, North Eastern Tubes Ltd., IOCL, HUDCO, Big Bazaar, AEGCL(Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Limited.), HPCL, Coca-Cola, Emami & other Industries.

Other than the Management Students, the Training & Placement Division makes concrete efforts to make sure that students from other professional courses are given fair amount of exposure to their related industries/Scientific Research Organisations, etc.

The Sociology & Social Work students have been involved in various project driven activities in NIRD (Guwahati), SIRD, NIPCCD (Guwahati), ASACS (Guwahati) CRS, NECHA, KGMNT, BRO, WHO, UNICEF, International Red Cross Society, NRLM, AIDS Control Society, NRHM, NNRUM, ASHADEEP, SSA, RMSA, Social Welfare Deptt., Shankardeva Kalakshetra, OMDUM, NONGPU CIVIL HOSPITAL, GLOBAL HOSPITAL (Guwahati) Etc.

The Bio-Technology, Bio Chemistry, Zoology and Botany, students of USTM have undergone training in HPCL - Tissue Culture Lab, College of Veterinary Science, ARIASP, Assam Agricultural University for Lab Experience/Demo in Micro Biology, Molecular Biotechnology , IASST, Boragaon , Manash Wilife Sanctuary etc. A couple of students have chosen to go through Internship Training CVS (AAU) sponsored by Department of Bio-Technology. Some have got themselves associated with Project sponsored by IASST.

The students of Chemistry Department have been visiting the following at regular interval. Research Labortaries (CSIR ),  ( NEIST) , Jorhat & CSIR � CRRI, New Delhi, Toklai Tea Research, Jorhat, Rain Forest, Jorhat, North East Hill University (NEHU), Shillong and IIT, Guwahati. Final semester students of Chemistry done their major project in CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat under the guidance of Scientists working there.

Students of other courses like MCA, Electronics, Psychology, and Education are having their internship in respective organization of repute in NE, India. For students who aspire to be in the teaching profession we have provided in house coaching for NET, SLET and other competitive examination by conducting special classes.

Placement cell of the University is in touch with most of Corporate and Pvt. Sector organization for conducting Campus Placement drive. Some of such companies are in queue for conducting placement drive for the final semester students.

 

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Finishing School:

 

A finishing school is defined as "a private school for students that emphasize training in all round personality development, cultural and social activities. Specific skill sets may be imparted as value addition. The name reflects that it follows a school or college education and is intended to complete the educational experience.

 

Personality Development

An individual's personality is an aggregate conglomeration of decisions we've made throughout our lives (Bradshaw). There are inherent natural, genetic, and environmental factors that contribute to the development of our personality. According to process of socialization, "personality also colors our values, beliefs, and expectations. Hereditary factors that contribute to personality development do so as a result of interactions with the particular social environment in which people live."

There are several personality types as Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers illustrated in several personalities typology tests. These tests only provide enlightenment based on the preliminary insight scored according to the answers judged by the parameters of the test. Other theories on personality development are Jean Piaget stages of development, and personality development in Sigmund Freud's theory being formed through the interaction of id, ego, and super-ego.

 

Technical Skills

A skill is the learned capacity to carry out pre-determined results often with the minimum outlay of time, energy, or both. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills. For example, in the domain of work, some general skills would include time management, teamwork and leadership, self motivation and others, whereas domain-specific skills would be useful only for a certain job. Skill usually requires certain environmental stimuli and situations to assess the level of skill being shown and used.

People need a broad range of skills in order to contribute to a modern economy and take their place in the technological society of the twenty-first century. The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), a non-profit association for workplace learning and performance professionals study showed that through technology, the workplace is changing, and so are the skills that employees must have to be able to change with it. The study identified 16 basic skills that the workplace of the future would need in the employee of the future.

 

The skills involved can be defined by the organization concerned, or by third party institutions. They are usually defined in terms of a skills framework, also known as a competency framework or skills matrix. This consists of a list of skills, and a grading system, with a definition of what it means to be at particular level for a given skill. To be most useful, skills management needs to be conducted as an ongoing process, with individuals assessing and updating their recorded skill sets regularly. These updates should occur at least as frequently as employees' regular line manager reviews, and certainly when their skill sets have changed.


Moral Education

Morality (from the Latin moralities "manner, character, proper behavior") is a system of conduct and ethics that is virtuous. Morality has three principal meanings.

In its "descriptive" sense, morality refers to personal or cultural values, codes of conduct or social mores that distinguish between right and wrong in the human society. Describing morality in this way is not making a claim about what is objectively right or wrong, but only referring to what is considered right or wrong by people. For the most part right and wrong acts are classified as such because they are thought to cause benefit or harm, but it is possible that many moral beliefs are based on prejudice, ignorance or even hatred. This sense of term is also addressed by descriptive ethics.

In its "normative" sense, morality refers directly to what is right and wrong, regardless of what people think. It could be defined as the conduct of the ideal "moral" person in a certain situation. This usage of the term is characterized by "definitive" statements such as "That act is immoral" rather than descriptive ones such as "Many believe that act is immoral." It is often challenged by a moral skepticism, in which the unchanging existence of a rigid, universal, objective moral "truth" is rejected, and supported by moral realism, in which the existence of this "truth" is accepted. The normative usage of the term "morality" is also addressed by normative ethics.

Morality may also be defined as synonymous with ethics, the field that encompasses the above two meanings and others within a systematic philosophical study of the moral domain. Ethics seeks to address questions such as how a moral outcome can be achieved in a specific situation (applied ethics), how moral values should be determined (normative ethics), what morals people actually abide by (descriptive ethics), what the fundamental nature of ethics or morality is, including whether it has any objective justification (meta-ethics), and how moral capacity or moral agency develops and what its nature is (moral psychology).

A key issue is the meaning of the terms "moral" or "immoral". Moral realism would hold that there are true moral statements which report objective moral facts, whereas moral anti-realism would hold that morality is derived from any one of the norms prevalent in society (cultural relativism); the edicts of a god (divine command theory); is merely an expression of the speakers' sentiments (emotivism); an implied imperative (universal prescriptivism); or falsely presupposes that there are objective moral facts (error theory). Some thinkers hold that there is no correct definition of right behavior, that morality can only be judged with respect to particular situations, within the standards of particular belief systems and socio-historical contexts. This position, known as moral relativism, often cites empirical evidence from anthropology as evidence to support its claims. The opposite view, that there are universal, eternal moral truths is known as moral universalism. Moral Universalists might concede that forces of social conformity significantly shape moral decisions, but deny that cultural norms and customs define morally right behavior.

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   The Core Soft Skills that we look into:

 

Communication Skills

 Team work / Team Building

 Leadership Skills

 Delegation

Group Discussions

 Grooming

Time Management

 Effective Interviews

 Resume’ Building

Stress Management

Problem Solving

Presentation Skills

Negotiation Skills

Networking Skills

Question & Listening Skills

Sales Skills

 Innovation

Customer Orientation

 Assertiveness

Project Management Skills

Interpersonal Skills

LIFE SKILLS

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It is noteworthy that employers are demanding skills from graduates which are outside the subject area of study in Higher Education. Indeed, some employers have placed less importance on graduates’ actual degree discipline in favor of the more generic skills which they have acquired.

Employers generally see a graduate’s achievements related to the subject discipline as necessary but not sufficient for them to be recruited. Achievements outside the boundaries of the discipline extracurricular activities such as work experience, volunteering, and involvement in clubs and societies are seen as having equal importance in this context as the knowledge and experience acquired through academic study.

Generic employability skills are important because the labour market is intensely competitive, and employers are looking for people who are flexible, take the initiative and have the ability to undertake a variety of tasks in different environments.

Employability skills are not as narrowly prescribed and defined as in the past and generally, they are more ‘service oriented’, making information and social skills increasingly important. Our Finishing School is dedicated to the overall objective to ensure that the youths are not only become employable but also stay human.

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