SSLC passed students coming from rural background
Trained to design micro chips
First batch of all trainees absorbed by Karnataka Microelectronic Design Centre Pvt Ltd on the graduation day held today.
One who passed his SSLC with first class but he could afford further studies due to financial problems. He wanted to do something good in life and earn but what can he do in a village near Nesargi. Thanks to his dreams and the foresight of Dr Shivaling Mahanshetti of Karmic training center the guy now is placed at the Karmic Manipal as a VLSI designer. Around 60 students all of whom are from rural background. A majority of them are rural disadvantaged families of coolies, farmers etc.
Also general life skills with communication, professional English is part of the curriculum.
The students come from villages which are as far away as kms from Belgaum city. Food, accommodation, medical facilities, family insurance and clothing are provided and a stipend as well. The students don’t have to pay any money upfront. They are expected to repay the training cost after getting a job and in small installments over a long period. The job is also guaranteed by Dr Mahant! The running cost of this center is currently borne by Mahant himself. KarMic Training Center also teaches students about social responsibilities and code of conduct while maintaining the homely environment in training center.
The 3 year program which ended this year has produced the first batch of graduates and today all were absorbed by the company for the job and job letters were handed over to the students with a break up of approximately 60% boys and 40% girls.
The trainees at KTC Nesargi are taught same fundamentals taught to engineering students. Professionals teach them both in the classroom and computer labs. Special classes for English are the first so that they can easily read books and understand. In Nesargi the power availability in the night is more hence one can see these trainees working for a longer time in the night than in the day.
KarMic, An institution that gives impetus to Learning, training and personal and professional growth of the individual and hence the organization.
The students are being selected through a network of school principals who were contacted by Dr BS Katkol from Bijapur Engineering college, Prof. B L Desai, Vice Principal, BVB College of Eng and Technology, Hubli, and Prof Kambalimath, HOD, Electronics Dept, BES College, Bagalkot. This is part of voluntary service from these professors.
Every aspect in the company is open and lucid and is orchestrated and achieved by a group of engineers of the company. The transparency in the non – hierarchical management speaks for the values we hold. The simple, elegant and pleasant work atmosphere keeps you relaxed and be yourself. Time rolled away between sunrise and sunset would hardly be felt in the ambiance that is rife with cooperation, interaction, presentations, discussions, arguments, seminar and of course sprightly friends, music, happy birth day songs and caps. Essential part of life there is Volley ball and Table Tennis.
Amongst all there is time for Volley ball IPLs, “hand printing” n crafting the cafeteria, honoring the achievements, celebration of special moments, undulating lunch time giggles, team trips, trucking, rafting etc.,
Karmic center was established in 2008 provides VLSI training course for three years after which they are absorbed by Karmic Manipal or anywhere else. They make micro chips which used in mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.
The man behind this exciting venture is Dr Shivaling Mahanshetti who is also Director of KarMic Company. Dr. Shivaling S Mahant-shetti envisioned a new world where every thing is natural, sophisticated, free yet controlled, peaceful yet powerful, innovative, productive and constructive in all a committed garden of rosy success reserver of knowledge in harmony with social responsibility enterprise of enterprises called “KarMic”. Dr.Shivaling S. Mahant-Shetti has experience of over 27 years in chip designing in Texas instruments USA.
MR.Harinath of Pranjal Rural Power Private Limited, Bailhongal has also joined hands with Mahanshetti to work for the social cause. Students designing solar products at the centre will be absorbed into a new company which will manufacture solar products.
It is a dream come true for all those students.