Coimbatore: Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja group and city-based PSG College of Technology have joined hands to offer career-oriented Post Graduate Diploma Courses.
This was the first time such courses were being designed to provide a platform to students to be at par with engineering students, J N Amrolia, Executive Director, Ashok Leyland, told reporters here last night, after signing the MoU with the college.
Initially, the one-and-half-year courses offered were PG Diploma in Manufacturing Technology and PG Diploma in Automobile Sales and Service.
The first year will have a theory-based trimester system while the next six months would consist of intense internship at various plants and service centres of Ashok Leyland, after which successful students would be absorbed in the company.
Saying that the course content has been developed by PSG College in consultation with the company, keeping in mind with the needs of the industry, C R Swaminathan, Chief Executive, PSG Institutions, said it would be closely monitored by a special committee consisting of executives of both the groups.
The eligibility criteria is science graduates (BSc Physics and BSc Applied Sciences) with a consistent academic performance of at least 60% and below the age of 22.
The course would be fullly residential at PSG Tech and is being sponsored by Ashok Leyland. It was being promoted through PSG Tec website and open to students all over India.