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ERICSSON launches University Relationship Program EMPOWER - Mon, Mar 28, 2011

A new milestone was added to Banasthali’s seventy five years of momentous journey on 7th March 2011 when Ericsson India launched its program EMPOWER in Banasthali University. EMPOWER, the University Relation Program, is an initiative of Ericsson to provide a platform to the B.Tech (Electronics and Communication) students for the much required industry interaction. A team of three members comprising of  Ms. Supriya Kaboo, the General Manager, HR & Organization, Mr. Amit Sharma and  Ms Gishmeet Bindra represented Ericsson India in Banasthali. The program was graced by the presence of Prof. Aditya Shastri, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chitra Purohit, the Secretary and Prof. G.N. Purohit, Dean, AIM&ACT and the faculty members. The program began with a welcome by Ms Shailly Sharma, Convener, Project placement followed by a presentation by the Ericsson team for B.Tech. (EC) IVyear students highlighting the latest trends and opportunities in the industry.

EMPOWER aims at bridging the gap between the university and industry. There are three programs-CONNECT, EXCEL and CAREER under the umbrella EMPOWER. CONNECT is the internship program for the III year students, EXCEL is the training program and CAREER is the final hiring process for the IV year students. This year Erricson has selected 1600 students from 40 colleges across India for training and aims to hire 2000 engineering graduates under EMPOWER program. From Banasthali University, a total of 40 students were selected from B.Tech. (EC) IVyear under the program EXCEL.


The Ericsson team briefed the selected students about the six weeks training program which includes online, classroom-based and on-site training. The hiring process (CAREER) for the entire IV year B.Tech. (EC) batch will mark the end of the training program. From next year, Ericsson India plans to launch CONNECT program for internships for the students of B.Tech. (EC) IIIyear.

The program EMPOWER will certainly provide a gateway to the students for an enriching industrial exposure and experience.