Mumbai College Students Go the Extra Mile to Build Their Resume, Career

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Mumbai College Students Go the Extra Mile to Build Their Resume, Career


Mumbai, May 8 -- It's vacation time for collegians in the city. But instead of planning a trip to their favourite tourist spot or whiling away time in front of their television or computer screens, a number of students are toiling in college laboratories on extra-curricular projects, attending workshops to get hands-on experience in their field of study and pursuing short-term courses to learn new skills.

At a time when the job market is increasingly looking for skilled individuals but the semester pattern of examination is leaving little time for students gain practical knowledge beyond their textbook, colleges across the city are taking efforts to fill the gap between education and employability. They are conducting courses, workshops and projects that not only keep the students engaged during summer-time, but also help them build their resume.

This year, KC College in Churchgate will run a number of training programmes in the fields as varied as event management, film making, TV anchoring, and gender studies. Many of the science summer programmes, such as the one in instrumentation, will be run in collaboration with research laboratories.

"The aim of these summer courses is to bring these students one step closer to the industry and potential employability. They are exposed to real industry experience through hands-on training and get an opportunity of learning and discovering their hidden talent, said Hemlata Bagla, principal of the college.

Similarly, Mithibai College in Vile Parle is running a vacation programme in information technology (IT) in collaboration with software giant Microsoft. …

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