Bharathidasan University plans to enlarge coverage of SUITS programme

More than 22,307 students from Classes V to IX from 84 schools in the State have passed in the University examinations for various certificate programs in different IT skills, including web development, graphic design, virtual reality and animation in 2021-22.

    Bharathidasan University Vice-Chancellor M. Selvam hands over a certificate to a student at a function held in Tiruchi on Saturday.

Bharathidasan University Vice-Chancellor M. Selvam hands over a certificate to a student at a function held in Tiruchi on Saturday. | Photo credit: M. MOORTHY

More than 22,307 students from Classes V to IX from 84 schools in the State have passed in the University examinations for various certificate programs in different IT skills, including web development, graphic design, virtual reality and animation in 2021-22.

Bharathidasan University would take steps to expand the scope of School-University-Industry Linkage Scheme (SUITS) beyond the State, Vice-Chancellor M. Selvam said here on Saturday.

Speaking at a distribution ceremony of SUITS certificate programs for 2021-22 held at Institute for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (IECD) of the University, Mr. Selvam said that the certificate programs offered under the SUITS was a pioneering model of the University. to impart information technology (IT) skills to school students. More than 22,307 students from Classes V to IX from 84 schools across the State have passed in the University examinations for various certificate programs in different IT skills, including web development, graphic design, virtual reality and animation in 2021-22.

The SUITS programs continued to receive more students. The university has received inquiries from schools from other states regarding the SUITS program. The university would undertake efforts to increase the areal coverage of the scheme.

Stating that technology has an advantage in building the career of youngsters, Mr. Selvam said that the students should equip themselves with IT skills as early as possible. Tech experts had an advantage in all aspects of career building over others. Teachers and school administrations should create pathways for students to learn IT and entrepreneurship skills. The stories of great scientists around the world had several true stories of their struggles before their inventions. Reading books about them would provide much needed motivation.

E. Ramganesh, Director, IECD, said that 10 schools out of 84 schools achieved 100% results with high marks. In addition to the IT skills, the school students also got exposure to entrepreneurship skills by undergoing the SUITS certificate programs.


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