Applications for India Skills Kerala 2018 reach 5,000

India Skills Kerala 2018, being jointly organized by Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) and Industrial Training Department has elicited a tremendous response with the applications touching 5,000 so far.

Over 8,000 applications are expected for the competitions to be held across the state as part of the government’s plans to promote skill development among the youth, which is four times higher than the previous year.

Where can you Register?

Registrations can be done through until March 18. For information and doubts regarding the competition and registration, contact: Phone numbers- 0471-2735949, 8547878783, 9633061773.

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Participants should be an Indian citizen, who is below 21 years old on January 1, 2018 (born on or after January 1, 1997).

Competitions will be held in district, regional and State levels. District-level competitions will be held from April 2 to 4, regional competitions will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode districts from April 11 to 14 and the State-level competitions are scheduled to be held at Marine Drive, Kochi on April 28 and 30.

The Selection Process

Ten contestants from each skilled area will be selected from district-level for regional level competitions. Two contestants each from regional level competitions can go to the State-level. The first winner can get Rs 1 lakh and the second winner will get Rs 50,000.

#Future set to become State’s maiden digitised event

Kerala’s global digital summit, #Future, is set to become the first-ever completely digitized event in the State using mobile-based services for registration, entry, and communication during the meet to be held in Kochi on March 22 and 23.

True to its digital premise, entry for the requested delegates would be seamless during the summit. QR codes will be used for entry instead of ID cards for the event to be held at Le Meridien Hotel, Kochi. Over 30 speakers will share their experiences and foresight about the fast-changing world in the summit.

An exclusive app for the event will be launched soon and the delegates will get the benefit of it even after the summit.  

After registering on the website, delegates will get connected to their mobile phone. The app for the summit- #future- is available at Google Play Store and IOS, and the queries to the speakers will be through this app. 

Delegates can get in touch with the speakers through Microsoft-based platform Kaizala, which enhances the conference experience using artificial intelligence. They can also contact the speakers and organizers through Kaizala.

#Future will be attended by 2,000 professionals, entrepreneurs, academicians, key influencers and other stakeholders from across the globe.  

A high-speed Wi-Fi facility will be available for the participants at the venue. Cameras will take photographs of the delegates and the pictures will be issued later. These cameras will take photographs after recognizing the images submitted by the delegates at the time of registration. 

A High Power IT Committee (HPIC), constituted by the Kerala Government with Infosys Co-founder S.D. Shibulal as Chairman is the organizer of the summit.

IIITM-K students grab internship, placement offers from big cos

Students pursuing MSc in Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala (IIITM-K) have lapped up a record number of offers from top companies during the campus selection drive for internships and placements.

They will be getting a monthly stipend of upto Rs 30,000, depending on the location of placement like Trivandrum, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai. Their average expected Cost to Company (CTC) range is from Rs 3 lakhs to 8 lakhs plus.

Students specializing in Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence, Geospatial Analytics and Cyber Security got offers from MNCs, besides companies based in Technopark and Infopark.

This list of big companies that took on board students from Kerala’s premier institution included TCS, Ernst & Young, Nokia, GE (JWTC), ABB, UST Global, TATA ELXSI.

The list of employers that turned up for the campus drive included Technopark and Infopark companies namely; Calpine Technologies, Cognicor, Ruby Software, Mozanta Technologies, Socius Innovative Global Brains, Techvantage,  COGNUB, Ayruz  Data Marketing,  CLAP Research, Accubits Technologies, Lennox International and from other locations.

The IIITM-K students were recruited through stream-based hiring process.

The specialist areas include IT / ITES, Machine Intelligence, Data Analytics, Data engineering, Cyber Security, IOT, Cloud, Blockchain, Software Development, Programming, Geospatial Analytics, NLP, AI, Robotic Process Automation, Technology etc.

M.Phil Computer Science Students (2018) and MSc. (2019) batches have also secured industry internships (six months and three months Summer Internships) during the campus drives.