Academia-Industry Interface

Industry and academia interface is highly crucial in knowledge driven economy, where the students pursuing different professional programmes are expected to be well versed in the industry working. UIM consciously encourages industry interaction with a wide cross-section of professionals in the industry.

Summer projects, industry interaction programs, seminars, workshops etc., are organized in association with the industry. These events offer students an opportunity to observe and assimilate the structure, the organizational traits and the business environment of the industry. The students are able to learn communication skills, analytical abilities and get awareness of the prerequisites of the job requirements in all sectors.

Our training and placement experts are continuously tracking the requirements of the industry through regular interaction with the HR departments of the industry. Students are made to undertake case studies, industry projects, presentations, research work and working as trainees for the specific period of time to acquire relevant and practical experience of industry working.

The Placement dept. works in tandem with the potential employers to understand their recruitment needs analyze them and trains the students accordingly. By creating interface between the academia and corporate world enable the T&P dept. to help the students to make sound career choices. .

Industry-Academia interaction is promoted through the following methods:

  • Industry training under summer internship
  • Industry Projects
  • Industrial Visits
  • Guest Lectures

Summer Training

tp1Training and Placement dept. focuses on preparing the students for dynamics of professional life with the objective of promoting industry-academic linkage. Our summer training is planned to put more stress on applying theoretical concepts into hands-on work experience in the industry. Students have to undergo two months summer internship in the companies/departments, with which we have tie-ups.

For engineering students the summer training is undertaken in the penultimate year and for students of management it starts after the second semester of the program. For the students of undergraduate programmes in management and business studies summer training is introduced from the fourth semester. For all the courses this session is faculty-supervised.

This summer training equips the students with practical application skills, relevant to various situations. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between the theoretical concepts and practical applications of these concepts. This training is a simulation of the real work environment and enables students to experience the rigors of a professional organization.


  • To provide students with opportunities to apply the concepts learnt in the class room to real life situations.
  • To sensitize students to the nuances of work place by assigning time bound projects in a company.
  • To provide students a platform to work and develop a network which will be useful to further their career prospects.



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