ITM University Gwalior: A fitting Amalgamation of Domain Knowledge & Comprehensive Industry Articulation

 Dr. Sher Singh,   Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Sher Singh


India is one of the pioneers in the global education industry and has one of the largest higher education networks with world-class educational infrastructure and institutes. With an estimated population of approximately 500 million primarily under the 5 to 24 years age group, the country provides a world-class platform for major players in the education industry to invest and flourish. The education sector has seen a host of reforms and improved financial outlays in recent years that could transform the country into a knowledge haven. With human resources increasingly gaining significance in the overall development of the country, the education sector is expected to remain the key focus in the current decade.

Significantly, one of the key players who have carved a niche place for itself in the education sector i s ITM University-Gwalior, a multi disciplinary university known for its quality of research and teaching across the academic spectrum, with schools of studies spanning the sciences, engineering, management, fine arts, social sciences, physical education, nursing, and many more. "ITM University Gwalior", is established by the Act of State Legislature, M.P. and is notified in the Official Gazette (extraordinary) of the State Government after having received the assent of his Excellency Governor of M.P. The university has been at the forefront of learning, teaching and research and a leader in many different fields in its educational endeavors.

In a relatively short period, it has created an image for its excellence as an institution of higher learning through outstanding teaching and world class research to produce well-rounded graduates with lifelong abilities to provide leadership within the societies they serve. "We have a well-deserved reputation of excellence since last 25 years, as demonstrated by the research publications, patents awarded/ registered. A host of educational institutions are already operating under our flagship banner i.e., ITM Group," signifies Dr. Sher Singh, Vice-Chancellor at ITM University Gwalior.

The university hastied up with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and provides training on two levels, the introductory and advanced levels. The introductory level is provided to all engineering and management students whereas the advanced level is provided to computer science engineering, IT, and MCA (Master's in computer science) students.

The University has signed MOU with EduSkills to establish six centres of excellence for providing training on Cloud Automation & Networking Academy,
Cybersecurity, RPA technology, Process Mining Technology, Data Analytics & Data Science, and Microchip Academy for Electronics Communication Engineering. The University has partnered with Indian Blockchain Alliance. IBA is engaged in training, research and development of blockchain and emerging technologies. The University has tied up with Extrude Engineering Pvt. Ltd to provide training to the students of Core Engineering branches on CATIA, CREO, SOLIDWORKS, ANSYS to Mechanical branch and AUTOCAD, REVIT, STAAD.PRO and PRIMAVERA to Civil branch.

ITM University-Gwalior has created an image for its excellence as an institution of higher learning through outstanding teaching and world-class research

The ITM University Gwalior has partnered with Mentor Kart. This is a Tech based leading Mentorship Platform for Youth, where they provide a platform to all Mentors & Coaches from India and Overseas to help youth achieve their professional goals, overall career development and industry placements.

ITM University Gwalior is an Official Microsoft Learning & Certification Center along with Pearson Value Certification Center to provide training and certification to the students of ITM University. The students from other Institutions can also enroll for training and Microsoft certifications.This Certification program will be a lucrative asset and prepare students for the world's most impressive technologies.

Practicality towards Industry Relevance
As classroom sessions were no longer feasible during the lockdown, educational institutions had to quickly innovate and augment their digital capabilities to make up for lost teaching hours. ITM University was already in the process of increasing blended learning before the hit of COVID-19. Immediately when the physical classes stopped due to the pandemic, the university already had the system in place and moved on to the online classes.

The university is equipped with systems wherein, everyday classes are recorded and kept in a repository so that students who can't attend the class at any time can go through it again. Every faculty prepares a distinct video covering all topics and uploads it separately. The students can also get their hands-on interactive session, wherein the direct interaction of a particular topic between the expert faculty and the students is recorded and uploaded. Consequently, if there are any doubts after the session, the doubts can be clarified easily.

Further, with the evolving professional world and continuing change with the growth of technology has brought about a tremendous impact on the educational sphere, thus it has become more important than ever for education entities to remain abreast of the latest changes. Perfectly understanding its needs, the university always stays aligned with the latest trends and technology, ensuring to be ready for the current industry. It ensures to update the curriculum and syllabus every year since there are fast-paced changes taking place in the engineering area. The labs are of the latest configuration as it knows that the students have to be trained on the latest fields so that when they join organizations, they can find relevance in the work that they do.

At ITM University Gwalior, the students also get the opportunity to work on live projects provided by organizers of training institutions that the university is tied with, making them industry-ready. However, the majority of live projects are rendered to computer science and IT students. On that note, as it forges ahead, the university is working on collaborating with several organizations to provide live projects to all the students so that by the time they pass out they would have already worked on the same, making them apt and suitable for the industry. "We provide enough exposure to the students, so much so that by the time they pass out and step into the real industrial world they don't have to be trained again, they can face challenges expectantly and thrive in the same as well," concludes Dr. Sher Singh.