Title of the Practice:

Shivchhatrapati for Career Development


Career development is a crucial aspect of the college experience of learners. Shivchhatrapati College, Aurangabad (SCCA) has career development at the central place aimed to equip learners with the skills, guidance, and opportunities to succeed in life. SCCA plays a vital role in helping students transition successfully from their academic studies to meaningful careers.

  • To provide career development resources
  • To offer skill development programs through seminars, conferences, workshops, and capacity-building programs
  • To explore a career through multiple learning opportunities
  • To assist with personal branding 
  • To provide a platform for internship and experiential learning
  • To provide entrepreneurship support, job opportunities, and a placement platform  
  • To provide job opportunities for job placement assistance
  • To offer continuing education opportunities
  • To make good citizens by developing social skills
  • To encourage students to face the interviews 
  • To provide job placement services
  • To ensure job opportunities after their qualification
  • To become successful in life
  • To engage alumni in student-centric activities

The Context:

Learner identification, self-assessment, and identification of strengths, weaknesses, interests, and values play an important role in the life of students. Career development at Shivchhatrapati College involves structured programs, services, and activities aimed at helping students identify, prepare for, and achieve their career goals. Career development is an ongoing process that requires dedication, self-awareness, and a proactive approach to personal and professional growth. With the right strategies and mindset, individuals can navigate their careers successfully and achieve their long-term goals. It involves gaining new skills and making career-related decisions in today’s dynamic job market. SCCA assists students in setting their goals, skill development, continuous learning, mentorship, coaching, embracing challenges, and community engagement. Besides providing quality education, SCCA focuses on providing skill-based education to enhance the capacity of the learners to face the real situation of the outer world.   SCCA tries to create a comprehensive ambience to support for academic, personal, and professional development of students.

Guiding students and their careers are required to adopt change, boost confidence, increase efficiency, personal, social, and emotional growth, Overcome obstacles, and become successful humans. SCCA offers career guidance & counseling programs, skill enhancement programs, and experiential and participative learning ambiance on campus.  It helps students explore their interest in achieving goals.  

Areas of career guidance and counseling programs conducted for students: 

  • Employability opportunities
  • Recent development and opportunities in respective subjects
  • Guidance for competitive examinations
  • Advances in subjects
  • Presentation, communication, and soft skills
  • Trends in ICT-based education
  • Opportunities in the banking and commercial sectors
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Employability opportunities
  • Advances in technology 
  • Personality development
  • Psychological counseling

The Practice:

The Training and Placement Cell (TPC) of SCCA acts as an interface between the institute and companies and maintains a symbiotic, vibrant, and purposeful relationship with the corporate world offering training programs and placement opportunities. 

  • Skill Enhancement and Training Partners:  
    • TCS, Mumbai  
    • ICT Training, Chennai 
    • Skill Plus program, Deshpande Foundation, Hubli
    • Bajaj Finserv Training, Mumbai 
    • Rubicon Training Institute, Pune
    • Barclays Life Skills Training, Pune 
  • Major Recruiters:
    • TCS, Mumbai  
    • Infosys, Pune
    • Mphasis, Pune
    • WIPRO, Pune 
    • Cognizant Pune
    • Accenture etc.

It conducted training programs for the students like 30 Days Youth Employability Training Program, Soft Skill Training Program, 40 Days Long Soft Skill Training Program, 40 Days Online Soft Skill Training Program. 

The cell organized mock or demo interview training programs such as soft skills and interview skills, for enhancing soft skills & interview skills among the students. Efforts are made by the cell and each department to invite resource persons from different areas to get exact knowledge to the students for their development and growth in the future.

SCCA conducted 119 skill enhancement and capacity building programs for learners to promote their soft skills, employability skills, Language and communication skills, Life skills (Yoga, physical fitness, health and hygiene), and ICT skills:

Themes of soft skill enhancement initiatives:

  • Interview Skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Acting 
  • Instrument playing 
  • Employability skills
  • Soft skill training programs
  • Skit competitions
  • Music and Singing skills
  • Facilitation Skills

Themes of language and communication skills:

  • Reading 
  • Writing 
  • Proof Reading
  • Translation
  • Communication
  • Language  
  • Grammar  
  • Creative writing
  • Grammar  

Themes of life skills: 

  • Yoga
  • Physical Fitness
  • Health 
  • Hygiene
  • Sports training 

Themes of ICT skill enhancement programs: 

  • Google Drive 
  • Google Form
  • Google meet
  • Google sheet
  • LaTex
  • Mathematica 
  • Cyber Crime 
  • Issues in Cyberspace

Due to these skill enhancement programs, students were motivated to participate in the following major competitions of university, state, and national level: 

  • Universal Harmony 
  • Debate and elocution competitions
  • Singing competitions
  • Youth Festivals
  • Shobha Yatra
  • Classical instrument-playing competitions 
  • Science Exhibitions
  • Poster presentation competitions 
  • Acting competitions
  • Article writing and presentation competitions
  • Skit competition
  • Volleyball tournaments
  • “Utkarsh” – social & cultural competition
  • MVP Karandak  
  • Boxing tournaments

Evidence of Success:

  • Various departments organized 119 career guidance and counseling programs. 
  • The computer science department organized 13 student training programs on “Use of Google Drive”, “Use of Google sheet” etc. for the development of soft skills. 
  • TPO conducted 11 soft skill/ communication skill and pre-placement programs for the enhancement of the soft skills of the learners and conducted ore than 600 placement camps.
  • Career guidance and career counseling programs conducted: 119 with the participation of 8715 students. 
  • No. of soft skill training programs conducted: 41 with the participation of 1244 students. 
  • Language and communication skills enhancement programs conducted = 28 (1058 student participation)
  • Life skills – Yoga, physical fitness, health and hygiene-related programs: 39 (810 student participation)
  • Awareness of trends in technology skills programs: 13 (676 student participation)
  • Student participation in university, state, and national level events: 87 (student participation)
  • Student progression and placement:  42%
  • No. of students qualified in competitive examinations: 12%
  • Significant alumni engagement 

Problems encountered and resources required:

  • Limited Awareness among the students
  • Diverse Career Goals 
  • Lack of grants from the government due to self-finance institute

Resources Required:

More financial resources: Adequate funding is essential to expand and enhance career development programs, hire qualified career counselors, and provide resources such as updated career literature and online tools.

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