Bringing Industry Academia CloserPMI 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
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)