India, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world is renowned for its unique culture and heritage. After the rise of industrialization, India kept its pace for some time and became one of the leading countries in terms of Engineering and Technology. However, the industrial world has been transforming. Thus, most of its colleges have been falling behind to provide a modern and up-to-date curriculum that prepares its youth for real-world challenges. Though the country boasts thousands of passionate students, only a minuscule percentage of students are skilled.
Lack of opportunities, inadequate learning facilities, and conventional methods of the Indian education system has failed to meet the needs of industries. To address this problem, and minimize the gap between reality and requirements, Skyy Rider Institutions (SRI), a training and development center was established. This institute has created a common platform for passionate and ambitious students, equipping them with practical knowledge to become skilled and industry fit.
The training center primarily focuses on developing the skills of engineering students through industry oriented practical training programs.
SRI has three branches, one in Jatani, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (HO) 2nd one in Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar and recently we have started our new branch at Hyderabad. Spanning an area of 60 acres, SRI is endowed with training labs of notable companies such as Tata Motors, Mahindra, Yamaha, Ashok Leyland, Eicher, Hyundai, Bosch, etc. The institution’s automotive lab is equipped with over 10,000 automotive components, cross-section of cars, bikes, and trucks delivering a practical exposure to its students. Not only that, the campus comprises of digital classrooms, hostel facilities, gyms, a swimming pool, food courts, sports complex, and much more.
This all-around infrastructure encourages students to experiment and get a hands-on practice while leveraging the latest technology. In these labs, students get a comprehensive view of the industry. From expert advice to real-time learning, SRI grooms its students for a wholesome growth.
The Visionaries with Zealousness
Leading a cause that can impact our society requires leaders who aren’t afraid of the challenges. These personalities are passionate about their work and make extra efforts that can transform the paths of the next generations. We at the Knowledge take it as an honor to introduce you to Mr. Himansu Sekhar Panda (CEO) and Mr. Nihar Ranjan Panda (COO), who with their expertise and vision had decided to fill the industry gap of skilled employees with their state-of-the-art training programs.
A teacher by heart and a visionary from soul, Mr Himanshu is leading the Skyy Rider towards success. He has pursued his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Centurion University of Technology and Management and completed his graduation in Automotive Engineering & Technology from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He has also served as Senior Engineer at Triveni Turbine Limited but his ambition of seeing India as the hub of skilled manpower led him to open Skyy Rider Institutions. He wanted to create an empowering environment for students through his discernment about the industry scenario and thus created an institution that serves the purpose at its fullest.
Mr Nihar, an automobile enthusiast from the beginning, took his passion to the next level by instigating a skill-oriented training center with his friend Mr. Himansu. After completing his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Centurion University of Technology and Management, he left his job as a Production Engineer in John Deere Company to follow the novel cause of up-skilling engineering graduates across India. Mr Nihar has been a jury during Technical Automobile Expert Skill Odisha, 2019. He has also been bestowed with Pride of Odisha in Make in Odisha conclave for his immense contribution to uplift the young of the state.
The Core of SRI
To reach out and provide benefits to maximum students, SRI conducts a range of short-term and long-term vocational, summer, and winter training in an array of technical niches. Some notable areas are Industrial Robotics & IoT, Aerospace, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Advanced Automotive, IT/CS courses and so on. In addition, tutors of SRI provide short-term (3-5 days) practical (skill-based) workshops on all fields of engineering.
Among all the vocational courses provided by SRI, the most in-demand industrial program with 100% placement is the Post-Graduation and Diploma Course (PGDC) on Automotive designing and manufacturing. The latest industrial development is directly implemented in the program with 100% practical exposure. The course is versatile and provides career opportunities to a student – Core sector job, higher study in abroad or universities or to start their start-up.
SRI in association with Gram Tarang, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) & Mini Tool Room Training Center hosts the exclusive 8 months of practical training on Automobile designing and manufacturing every year. The training partners in this program include notable companies such as Ashok Leyland, Yamaha, Mahindra, Hyundai, BEML, Eicher, and Volvo.
Profile building and certification is one of the institute’s premium programs for higher education aspirants. This program helps the student develop a portfolio, ace the exams and receive support for the application process.
SRI has developed a unique concept of knowledge sharing, known as Knowledge on Wheels (KNOW). It brings the advanced technical know-how to those with the least access to facilities. This notion intends to coach students in remote regions of the country and be up-skilled in their pursuits.
Exposure at Its Best
Being a skill training institute for engineering students, SRI ensures each of its students gets access to well-designed, industry-oriented, and updated curriculums. The training module consists of 80% practical (hands-on) training alongside with a theoretical approach that further ignites their innovative minds. It attracts hundreds of students from IIT, NIT, BITS, IIIT and other renowned institutes to enhance their skills. It bases the courses on current and future Industrial requirements preparing them to be industry-fit.
SRI conducts 6-8 months of long-term training for unemployed, unskilled graduates. The institute has a staggering record of placing 96% of students in various core industries after completion of their training. It also organizes a skill summit where HRs, college faculties, industry professionals, and students are invited for meaningful interactions on a single platform.
The institute’s success lies in its curriculum and courses that helps to nurture the skills that equip its students to become industry ready.
Below are some of the premium PGDC training programs offered by Skyy Rider Institution:
- Post-Graduation and Diploma Course (PGDC) on Automotive Designing And Manufacturing
- Post-Graduation and Diploma Course (PGDC) on Higher Studies
- Post-Graduation and Diploma Course (PGDC) on IT/CS
- Post-Graduation and Diploma Course (PGDC) on Robotics
- Associate diploma program on Automotive designing & manufacturing- 5 months
- Associate diploma in Automotive technology and Systems
- Industrial internship for final semester students
Along with these the institute has also developed types of short term training courses according to the requirements of students:
- Summer Skill Internship: Summer Skill Internship programs are conducted in the summers for the duration of 15-45 days from the month of May-July every year. Not only do students who participate in summer internships get hands-on learning experience; they also build their resumes with potential certificates.
- Winter Skill Internship: To encourage technical students, SRI announces 15-45 days long Winter Internship Program during the winter vacation i.e. December-January every year. The main aim is to provide an opportunity and exposure to undergraduate/graduate students. Students are encouraged and allowed to interact with the competent faculty members and state of the art facilities of the institute.
- Techno-Skill Workshops: SRI provides short-term (3-5 days) practical (skill-based) workshops on all the fields of engineering according to the demand and convenience of the students.
Categories of Techno-Skill Workshops offered: Automobile workshops, Automotive Component Overhauling, BS-IV Technology with fault diagnostics methods, Advanced Robotics, Embedded, IoT, AI and ML Workshops, Radio Control Aircraft workshops, Augmented reality and Virtual reality workshops, 3-D printing workshops, Industrial and application-based CAD training and workshops, and Solar Panel workshops.
Contribution to Community
To Bridge the gap between industry needs and academy, SRI took the lead to instigate advanced skill training programs in various engineering fields. It began its venture a discernible vision of providing quality training with affordable course fees. Its endeavors have been successful and benefitting to both, the state and students across India.
Constructing the Roadmap
SRI’s dream is to uphold the image of India as the hub of skilled manpower. Hence, it is planning to widen up its space from engineering to other diverse sectors. The institute is also planning to make all the training modules online. SRI is ceaselessly striving in its pursuit to create an empowering environment for its students and emerge as the home for skillful engineers who will make the world a much better place to live.