GUWAHATI, NOV 26 � The valedictory function of the three-month residential 'Retail Management Training Programme� of the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati (IIE) was held on the IIE campus today.
An initiative of Oil India Limited (OIL) under the �Swabalamban� scheme, the candidates for the programme were selected from Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts -- home to most of the OIL operations in Assam. The minimum qualifying criterion for these programmes was Class XII pass.
Selected candidates were provided free accommodation and training in Guwahati in Third Eye Education, the training partners of IIE for the programme, sources said.
A comprehensive training programme comprising role plays, guest lectures, IT training, and soft skills training was conducted at Third Eye Bora Service centre, and the students underwent internship in various retail outlets like Big Bazar, Dominos, West Side, Wild Craft, etc., as part of their training.
Even before the course completion, students have been placed or shortlisted by various organizations like Jubilant Foods, Wills Life Style, Wild Craft, Sohum Shoppe, Big Bazar, West Side, Tata AIG, etc. Over eighty per cent of the students have faced interviews till date and are lined up for placements.
While interacting with the students during the valedictory function, Dr Sriparna Baruah of IIE emphasized on the importance of skills and employability. Anuj Paliwal with his presentation took everyone on a pictorial journey of the training process. Besides course completion certificates, students were also awarded certificates based on their performance in various activities held as part of the training.
Sharing their experience during the valedictory function, the students said that the training helped them grow individually and professionally beyond their expectations. Many students attending the training programme were from economically weak backgrounds.