Bringing Industry Academia Closer
PMI Chennai Chapter

Bringing Industry Academia Closer

PMI Chennai Chapter partnered with the Industry Institute Interface (III) to reach out to educational institutions at a seminar on 11 July at SRM University Auditorium in Chennai. The III Forum is a joint initiative of executives from large multinational companies and technical institutions/engineering colleges in India. Through this non-profit initiative, the forum aims to increase collaboration between industry and academia.

The seminar was the inaugural event for the III Tamil Nadu chapter and was limited to engineering colleges. About 1000 students from 15 institutions participated.

V. Subbiah, president, PMI Chennai Chapter, addressed the students and teachers. He introduced PMI and spoke about the PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®. He explained how the CAPM® certification provides young graduates an edge in a projectized world.

Rajasekhar Ravichandran, vice president - governance, PMI Chennai Chapter, and CEO of Virrantech, presented on overview of the IT industry in India and the various opportunities available to students.

Mr. Subbiah and V. Sivakumar, vice president - outreach and advocacy, are part of the Industry Advisory Committee of III. PMI Chennai Chapter is planning a series of activities along with III in the months ahead.

(Chapter news was contributed by Ravi Vurakaranam, PMP; Capt. L.N. Prasad; Soumen De, PMP; Nilanjan Chanda, PMP; Rajiv Roy; Nitu Tandon Kapoor; Supratim Sen; V. Sivakumar, PMP; Akhila Gouri Shankar, PMP; Arun Ravi; and Nikhil Arni)

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