IIT-M, industries sign MoUs to offer job-focuses programs

The Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras is partnering with multiple industries to offer employability-focused programs on ‘SWAYAM Plus’, a landmark initiative of the Union Ministry of Education.

As many as 24 MoUs with leading industry partners across multiple sectors were signed to offer skill and employability-focused online programmes and internships, accessible to learners nationwide. This takes SWAYAM Plus’ total industry partners to 36.

SWAYAM Plus, a landmark initiative by the Ministry of Education and IIT Madras, was launched by Dharmendra Pradhan, Education Minister, Government of India, on February 27th, 2024.

Since its launch, more than 75,000 learners have benefited from more than 165 courses, of which 33 were aligned to the National Credit Framework across multiple sectors such as IT, Healthcare, BFSI, and Indian Knowledge Systems, among others.

The MoUs were signed on campus recently in the presence of Professor V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, Professor R Sarathi, Dean (Planning), IIT Madras, and Professor In-Charge, SWAYAM Plus, IIT Madras and the leadership teams of the industry partners.

The MoUs cover a diverse range of fields, including Information Technology, Social Sciences, Banking and Finance, Soft Skills, Music, Management, Food Science, and Indian Knowledge Systems and internships, ensuring comprehensive coverage of skill development across areas crucial for future employability.