Minister K. Pandiarajan Launches CADD Centre's Courseware in Tamil
Chennai February 17, 2018: Mr. K. Pandiarajan, Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, Government of Tamil Nadu, has launched here today a Tamil courseware that introduces AutoCAD, a leading engineering design software, to high school and college students, in the presence of Mr. Paneer Selvam, Principal Director, MSME Technology Development Centre, Government of India and Dr. S. Ganesan, Registrar, Anna University, who took part in the launch event as Guests of Honour. Mr. R. Parthasarathy, Chairman, CADD Centre, was also present.
The Tamil courseware is brought out by CADD Centre, Asia’s largest CAD training institute, for the benefit of Tamil students who would find it easy to learn the basics of CAD with the course material written in their mother tongue. As part of its inclusive CAD education initiative, CADD Centre has already introduced courseware in other regional languages such as Malayalam and Kannada, apart from Hindi, for its popular CAD software training programmes.
Commenting on the courseware in regional languages, Mr. S. Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that the need for CAD skills is growing exponentially in India and elsewhere. However, for students from tier II and tier III cities, who are not well versed in English, often the language comes in the way of learning CAD. As India’s largest CAD training institute, we at CADD Centre, have taken the responsibility to develop courseware in as many regional languages as possible that would benefit these students and make CAD education more inclusive. The course materials and instruction in regional languages will help the students grasp CAD and engineering design concepts and apply them with a great deal of confidence.
He added that the courseware - and reference guides - will also have English content wherever relevant. The newly launched Tamil courseware for AutoCAD Primer, an introductory AutoCAD training programme, is meant for the higher secondary and Engineering college students in Tamil Nadu. With the introduction of the Tamil courseware, the CADD Centre institutes across the State will now give the option for the students to learn CAD with Tamil as the language of instruction. CADD Centre hopes to reach the Tamil courseware to 10,000 Tamil students this year.
Mr. Selvan said that with its over 500 CAD training centres across India and overseas, CADD Centre trains 1.5 lakh students in over 100 courses in engineering design software every year. The introduction of courseware in regional languages will bring several thousands of new students and create a CAD talent pool locally.
The Hindi courseware was launched last month by Mr. Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, at the city of Goa. CADD Centre has chalked out plans to launch courseware in about 4 more regional languages in the coming months.
About CADD Centre
CADD Centre is Asia's biggest network of skill development training institutes. CADD Centre Training Services is the training arm of the 30-year-old CADD Centre Group. This is the only company in India to offer an end-to-end solution to CAD users and specializes in Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Keeping the employability skill development needs of students, CADD Centre designs courses that are employment oriented. CADD Centre is now an approved Training Partner of National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and MSME Technology Centre.
It has over 850 franchise outlets across 26 countries, and the group has 11 successful entities in its fold namely CADD at School, CCube, Dreamzone, Synergy, Livewire, Skillease, DreamFlower Montessori, Dream Wellness Institute, Franchise Global, and Institute of Industrial Design (IID). And has recently taken over the Franchise Operations Management of Naturals Salon.
CADD Centre's Engineeria 2016 Attracts Over 1 Lakh Students Across 4 Countries
Chennai, October 27, 2016: The 3rd edition of CADD Centre's Engineeria, an annual quiz programme for engineers, held in several phases between September-October, 2016, has attracted the participation of 1,10,000 students representing over 2,000 engineering colleges and technology institutions across 4 countries.
Mr. Hang You Xian and Mr. S Inthiran Sagathevan of University Of Malaya, Malaysia, won the first prize – a cash award of Rs.2 lacs at the grand finale of Engineeria 2016, held on October 25, 2016 in Chennai.
The first runner ups were Mr. Aakash A Devadiga and Mr. Ashwin Ashok Padmashali of Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Karnataka. The second runner ups were Mr. Mohamed Manas Mahusook and Mr. Praveen Tharindu Kuthandige of University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Mr. Shivanand Misra and Mr. Khemka Manonit of Marine Engineering College won the consolation prize.
Engineeria is the largest quiz programme for engineering students anywhere in the world. Organized by CADD Centre, Asia’s largest network of training centres for engineering design software, Engineeria tests the knowledge of engineering students in engineering concepts, analytical skills, creative skills and current affairs. The objective of this global event is to find and encourage emerging engineers.
The grand finale was conducted by the notable quiz master Mr Sumanth C. Raman. Dr Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Managing Director, Ecoscience Research Foundation, a not-for profit organization dedicated to life sciences, environmental and developmental issues, participated in the event as the chief guest.
The quiz programme had several rounds. While the first round was held at the colleges of the students registered for the programme, subsequent regional rounds were held in different cities.
Free Employability Skill Development Program for flood victims aspiring to pursue career in design and engineering.
- Exclusive offer of 50% concession on Diploma, Professional and Master's programmes
- Rs. 500 from every admission given to the Tamil Nadu government's rehabilitation fund
Chennai, January 2016: Chennai Based, CADD Centre, Asia's largest network of engineering design training centres, is to offer a 24-hour Employability Skill Development Program absolutely free of cost to help aspiring flood victims pursue their dream, rising above the situation. The course is absolutely free without any condition to all engineering and management students from Chennai, Cuddalore and Pondicherry.
CADD Centre would be admitting students who wish to pursue a career in Engineering Design, Simulation and Digital Manufacturing with a concessional fee of flat 50% of their published fee structure. The concession is applicable for every Diploma, Professional and Master's programs offered by CADD Centre.
Students, professionals or anybody interested in availing the offer must register themselves between 20th January 2016 till 17th February 2016. For details, call 1800 425 0405
In a gesture to reach out the flood victims and support the government initiatives, CADD Centre would pay Rs. 500 towards the Tamil Nadu government's rehabilitation fund on every admission during this concessional offer from this flood affected region.
CADD Centre is offering courses in all major engineering disciplines including mechanical, civil, architecture, electrical & electronics, and project management domain. The courses are authorized by about 15 global software companies including Bentley, Oracle, PTC and Siemens. The courses are conducted by trained instructors, using original software.
ELS Educational Services-India signs a strategic partnership agreement with CADD Centre – India enabling expansion of more than 500 study abroad counseling centers throughout India
Chennai, June 18th 2015: ELS International Education Pathways Private Limited (ELS India), a leading Educational Service institution today entered into a strategic partnership agreement with CADD Centre Training Services Pvt Ltd (CADD Centre - India) in Chennai to expand offering of unbiased Counseling & Admissions services to students pursuing higher studies in foreign Universities. This memorandum would enable more than 500 CADD Centre outlets across 240 major districts spread throughout India to extend “International Higher Educational Counseling & Admissions Services”, fully supported by ELS. ELS promote education excellence and provide world-class international counseling and admission services to the aspiring students seeking opportunities overseas.
ELS-trained internationally educated counselors together with the CADD Centre advisors, will work closely with prospective students and their parents, through an online portal educating them about the overseas education system, higher educational institutions, courses offered, admissions requirements and processes, cost of education abroad, visa procedures and scholarships etc., and guiding them through this important decision making process. Through internet, websites, local seminars and presentations, online counseling and face-to-face advising; ELS brings unbiased counseling to students helping them to choose those institutions which most closely match their academic qualifications, career ambitions and financial means.
Speaking at the launch Mr. Mark W. Harris – President and CEO ELS Educational Services, Inc. said, “India has always been the nerve center of education with a strong focus on academics. The students from India have excelled worldwide provided they are given the right opportunities and environment. With a large talent pool, there is a strong need to get the appropriate exposure of global environment. We aim to assist students in achieving their personal and professional goals, by providing them with quality International education counseling and admission services. With this strategic partnership with CADD Centre, We plan to help students across India by enabling counselling and admission services being provided at more than 500 CADD Centre outlets enabling access to high quality information and counseling. This association between CADD Centre and ELS is a win-win strategic partnership as more than 65% of Indian students studying in USA hail from engineering schools to which CADD Centre actively caters. To support the Indian students aspiring to study abroad we have established the India's first “Un-Biased” Counseling Service Company in India. ELS India has also helped our students in securing more than USD $500,000 in scholarships from US Institutions in the past three years of operation in India, matriculating students to competitive and highly reputable institutions around the world.
ELS Educational Services provides direct entry pathways to more than 650 institutions with English and study skills training provided by ELS Language Centers in 10 countries and on more than 58 university campuses.
Following Mr. Harris, Mr. Mallik Sundharam – Managing Director ELS Educational Services – India shared that “ELS has done considerable work in supporting the students who do not have access to quality information and education since establishing our presence in India starting October 2010. With the launch of “We are here because we care” campaign, ELS in India has provided more than USD 2 million in financial assistance to extend its “Free” Quality Counseling Service to more than 500 Students in India. Our Internationally educated counselors have provided more than 200 “Free Study Abroad Awareness Webinars” including advice on financial aspects of study aboard at schools and colleges throughout India. ELS India plans to strategically expand, offering its quality services to the major developed and developing cities through this strategic agreement with the CADD Centre.
Speaking at the launch Mr. S. Karaiadiselvan– Managing Director, CADD Centre Training Services Private Limited said, “We are delighted to associate with ELS to offer access to high-quality international education to our customers across India through CADD Centre network. Overseas education provides whole new world of research and experiential learning. We are confident that this association will open new avenues of opportunities to ELS and CADD Centre”. CADD Centre being the largest design skill development provider in Asia; having access to over 100,000 engineering students every year; we truly believe that we will be moving up in the value chain by offering services in overseas education.
- Dassault Systèmes becomes CADD Centre's Education Training Partner (ETP) in India
Tie up with the largest CAD trainer will skill 5500 individuals yearly on Dassault Systèmes applications
New Delhi, November 6, 2014: - Dassault Systèmes the 3DEXPERIENCE company and world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has entered into an association with CADD Centre, Asia's biggest network of franchise-based training centres. The association will facilitate access to world class design skills for the vast talent pool in the country. Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks and CATIA shall be part of the curriculum at CADD Centres across 520 centres in India and outside. Annually 5500 learners shall be skilled on Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks and CATIA.
CADD Centre provides the widest range of software tools and project management training comprising of Foundation, Diploma, Professional, Master Diploma and Special courses. It also offers Corporate Training for employed professionals to be technology and business leaders of the future. The association between Dassault Systèmes and CADD Centre will be that of an Education Training Partner (ETP).
Commenting on the Education Training Partnership Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Managing Director- India, Dassault Systèmes said, “I am very excited about the easy access to world class skills which CADD Centre will be able to make available due to its extensive network in India and globally. We understand the criticality of bridging the skills gap in the country and the partnership with CADD Centre will help us address this issue.”
McKinsey's Global Labour Report suggests that there will be a potential shortage of nearly 45 million medium-skill workers in developing economies or about 15 percent of the demand for such workers. Industrialisation will raise demand for workers with secondary education and vocational training in India and the developing economies of South Asia and Africa. India could have 13 million too few such workers. The association with CADD Centre will address just this challenge more effectively. It will also help skill individuals to operate in an experience economy.
Expressing his enthusiam on CADD Centre's association with Dassault Systèmes, Mr S. Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre Training Services said, “Technical Training has been critical always but the focus on this has only increased in the recent past. Dassault Systèmes business tools are a great way of equipping the talent pool in India to operate effectively in an altered and complex economy”
- CADD Centre gearing up to celebrate Green Week 2014
- Plans to plant over 1 lakh trees in 22 nations
- Invites public to contribute to the cause
CADD Centre, Asia's largest network of CAD Courses training institute, has rolled up its sleeves to plant over 1 lakh trees during Green Week 2014, a CSR initiative to be observed between November 1 and 7, 2014.
The week long exercise is to witness thousands of students representing 400 plus franchise outlets (includes its divisions - DreamZone, Livewire, Synergy), employees and a large number of their partner institutions across India and globe, planting tree saplings during the drive.
The volunteers would take up planting of saplings starting on November 1, 2014 at CADD Centre's network of educational campuses, franchise centres across its network globally.
Sapling of Neem, Pongemia, Flea sourced from the Department of Horticulture, local nurseries are to be planted. For more details, visit: www.caddcentre.com/CSR_GreenWeek.php
CADD Centre in association with Mazhaikaga – an NGO formed by volunteers working together to motivate planting of trees and conducting other green activities – is organizing the event, which is to commence from Chennai HO and franchise business partners.
"We have come out with a slogan `Planting hands are better than praying lips' to effectively drive home the importance of plants and trees for a greener and healthy world. We are sponsoring the saplings and inviting the interested public to support the cause. Our Green Week drive's consultants will provide the guidance for selecting the appropriate variety to suit the space constraints, availability of water, temperature and soil of the place earmarked for planting and regarding maintenance of planted trees," said Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre Training Services (P) Limited.
Green Week is part of our CSR activity and we have initiated in our 26th year of growth. Planting of trees will be performed annually by us. Like commemorating special days like mother's day, father's day, friendship day and so on, making people realise the importance of green cover and celebrate the Green Week every year is what our long-term goal," he added.
- Shine Bright – Annual Meet 2014
CADD Centre, conducted its Annual Partner Meet 2014, at “Springs Hotel”, Cochin – Kerala, between 14-17 August, 2014. Over 250 franchise partners and representatives from about 520 franchise outlets globally took part in this flagship event. Partners from DreamZone & Livewire, divisions of CADD Centre also attended the event.
The conference theme “Shine Bright” was focused on sharing the experience of the partners. The occasion started with the sharing of success stories by the partners of Cadd Centre and Dreamzone. They spoke on innovative marketing ideas, stable team and consistency in performance, Adherence to the Brand, relationship building and other success stories.
The event also witnessed guest speakers like Mr. Rajan, the founder of Zeal, speak easy and ltd, Mr. Karthick Padmnaban, Country head – Eco system Development, and Mr. Ramakrishnan, BRK academy. They enlightened the event with their motivational speak on the following topics, Success is your birthright, Innovation the need of hours and Managing your Finance.
The highlight of the event was the introduction of 3D printing to Cadd Centre by Mr. R. Parthasrathy, Co-Chairman, CADD Centre. Digital Marketing Team gave a presentation on their roles and explained their strategy of marketing the brand in digital media. SSG Team elucidated about their back end support to all the centres.
The Shine Bright, Annual Meet 2014 helped the partners get an idea about the success story of other successful business which can be imparted in their business.
- CADD Centre Kasargod Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Kasargod, September 12, 2014: CADD Centre – Kasargod, a franchise of CADD Centre, Asia's largest CAD training network, completes ten successful years of training engineers and is all set to expand its business by setting up new training facilities.
Started off in 2004 as the 91st franchise of CADD Centre and its ninth branch in Kerala, the Centre has so far trained over 4000 students of various engineering streams.
In a press meet organized as part of the tenth anniversary, Mr Abdul Salam, Centre Head, CADD Centre – Kasargod, said that during the first year, the Centre employed just three staff members but today, the strength of the faculty team has increased to over 20. From offering training in CADian, 3ds Max and Pro/e software in the initial days, the Kasargod Centre has gradually introduced over fifty CAD/CAE and PPM courses for Architecture, Civil, Electrical & Electronics, and Mechanical engineering students.
CADD Centre – Kasargod has been offering scholarships for students. The Centre has remained a top performing centre within CADD Centre's 500-odd franchises, bagging several achievement awards from the franchisor every year. The Centre boasts of strong placement records, and maintains good customer relations. It is offering courses in tie up with leading institutions of Kasargod including LBS College of Engineering, Malik Deenar Institute of Management Studies, Government Polytechnic Periya, and MR College, Uppala.
CADD Centre – Kasargod also runs LiveWire, a specialized IT training centre, and DreamZone, a creative skills training centre – both from the stable of the CADD Centre Group. As for the future plans, Kasargod Centre will be setting up exclusive training facilities for LiveWire and DreamZone at Kasargod this year.
India based CADD Centre Training Services Private Limited (CCTS) is a diversified global network of creative, engineering and management skill development institutes. Founded in 1988, CADD Centre currently has 520 outlets in major cities and towns in about 24 countries including: Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Botswana, India, Ghana, Jordon, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Tanzania, Saudi, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Nigeria, UAE, Uganda, Oman, and Zambia.
It has recently unveiled its Vision 2020 strategy that envisages that CADD Centre would become a US$ 100 million company with about 1000 franchise centres and 10,000 employees with its presence in 50 countries by 2020.
- CADD Centre's National Design Competition 2014 Attracts Participation of 1,00,000 Engineering Students
Chennai, March 27, 2014: The National Design Competition 2014, India's largest design competition for engineering students, organized by CADD Centre Training Services (P) Limited, Asia's largest network of engineering design skill training centres, had attracted the participation of about 1,00,000 engineering and polytechnic students across the country. This month-long event, involving four different rounds, was kick-started on February 2, 2014 and culminated with a grand final on March 3, 2014. The winners of the competition were awarded a trophy and cash prize of Rs 1,00,000 each.
Commenting about the event, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that National Design Competition is an annual event to promote the talent of students in engineering design. It is India's the largest and only national level design competition conducted to identify the engineering design talent.
The first edition of the design competition was held in 2013. It attracted the participation of about 80,000 students across India. The number of participants has increased to 1,00,000 during the current edition. Mr Karaiadiselvan noted that though India is emerging as a sought after outsourcing destination for engineering design, process and services, and there are more job openings for engineering designers, there is a need to create more awareness among students on the job opportunities available in engineering design.
Citing a report from a popular job portal, he said that every month more than 40,000 engineering design jobs are posted online by employers of different research & design, manufacturing and business sectors. It is estimated that this number will touch one lakh by 2020. But there is a huge skill deficit among students with respect to the adoption of engineering software.
"One of the important objectives of the design competition is to create awareness about the role of various global CAD software products for engineering design. Thanks to our promotional programmes and advertisements, we had reached the message to about 40 lakh students in India," he added.
The competition was meant for second, third and final year students of engineering colleges and polytechnics. Exclusive themes were given for students representing various mechanical (such as automobile, aeronautical and industrial production) and civil & architectural streams.
This month-long event had four rounds - the first round held at colleges and polytechnics of students, when students produced manually or computer based 2D drafts of their designs. The second round held at nearest CADD Centre premises. Students participating in the second round generated orthographic views using AutoCAD software. The third round was a regional round, conducted at different cities. In this round, students created 3D models of their designs – they used Creo/SolidWorks for Mechanical designs and Revit Architecture for civil & architectural designs. The final round, which held on March 23, 2014 at Bangalore, hosted the conceptual designs of student participants. The winners of civil & architecture stream (Building Design) were: Mr Aditya Singh Parihar of Indore (Building Design) was Mr. Dhananjay Premraj Patil of Mumbai (Product Design). The winners were presented with the Best Designer Award and a cash prize of Rs 1lakh each.
The runners-up of the competition were: Mr. R. Biju of Marthandam (Building Design) and Mr. Devesh Jangir of Jaipur (Product Design). The runners-up received a trophy and certificates, along with the cash award of Rs 30,000 each. All the participants of the final round were awarded a Consolation Certificate and cash prize of Rs 10,000.
- Presenting, a rewarding aptitude test - CADD Quest 2014
Over Twenty Thousand Students to Take CADD Centre's Scholarship Exam Toppers to get up to 50% Scholarship and Cash Prizes of Rs 50 Lakhs
Chennai, December 1, 2013: CADD Centre, Asia's largest network of engineering design training centres, is conducting CADD Quest 2014, its annual scholarship exam for students and professionals interested in learning CAD courses.
This one-hour exam will be conducted during 14, 15 and 21 and 22 of December at all its centres in Tamil Nadu & Karnataka to help students and professionals pursue over 150 internationally recognised CAD courses, offered by CADD Centre.
CADD Quest 2014 is expected to attract over twenty thousand students and professionals across India, making it India's largest scholarship exam for engineering software training courses. CADD Centre will offer scholarship for students based on their scores in the exam. In addition, it will conduct an online evaluation test for the top scorers, and distribute cash award to top scorers of the online evaluation test. Over 15,000 students are expected to benefit from the scholarships of up to 50% and about 1000 students are expected to be awarded with the cash prize ranging from Rs.5000-Rs 25,000 each.
The minimum educational qualification to appear for the exam is a pass in SSLC. Students can write the exam at nearest CADD Centre branches or log in to www.caddcentre.com to take it online, within the comforts of their own place.
CADD Quest exam evaluates basic English grammar, mathematical/analytical skills and general knowledge of students.
Commenting about CADD Quest 2014, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, said that CADD Centre has been organizing the annual scholarship exam for over 16 years to reach world class CAD courses in mechanical, civil, architecture, electrical & electronics, project management domains to students and professionals by making the courses more affordable. As CAD finds its application in all engineering, science, and even arts fields, students from any stream can appear for the exam and avail scholarships to learn world's popular design and engineering tools relevant to their subjects or interests.
CADD Centre is offering about 150 courses in all major engineering disciplines and project management domain. The courses are authorized by about 15 global software companies including Bentley, Cadence, PTC and Siemens. The courses are conducted by trained instructors, using original software.
The results of the exam will be announced on the same day. Depending on scores obtained, students can avail scholarship, and enroll in a course of their choice. More details at www.caddcentre.com and facebook.com/caddcentre
About CADD Centre
The Chennai-based CADD Centre is Asia's largest information technology training Services Company, creating skilled human resources in computer aided design, engineering, and product life-cycle management. Founded in 1988, the company has over 400 centres in major cities and towns across 24 countries.
CADD Centre is the authorized training partner for global software companies including Bentley, Oracle Primavera, PTC, and Siemens. The institute runs over 150 courses in the domains of mechanical, civil, electrical, electronic engineering, architecture, interior design, project management, process management, garment design, modelling & animation. In the past 28 years, the centre has provided quality training to over 800,000 engineering students and professionals.
Adding about 5 new centres and enrolling over 5,000 students a month on average, this fastest growing privately-held company has been winning awards for its efficient franchise operations, quality courseware development, and training programs from various organizations including Franchise World, and Project Management Institute.
CADD Centre runs Skillease, a flexi-staffing services for companies in engineering and project management. Its Synergy School of Business Skills conducts training in India's major cities, exclusively in project management in partnership with global software companies and project management consulting firms. DreamZone, another training division of the company, is into training students in interior design, architecture, garment design, multimedia, animation and graphics.
- Bengaluru Engineering student wins Tata Nano Car in national technical quiz competition `Engineeria 2013'
Mr.Suraj Bala of Bangalore Electronic City outshines more than one lakh participants in the contest organised by CADD Centre
Bengaluru, December 2013: Bengaluru Engineering student Mr Suraj Bala of Bangalore Electronic City made the city proud as he was adjudged `Emerging Engineer 2013' and presented with TATA Nano in the final round of national technical quiz competition `Engineeria 2013' organized by CADD Centre. The prize distribution function was held recently on 4th December 2013 at BTL Institute of Technology, Bangalore Electronic City, Bengaluru.
The winner Mr. Suraj Bala is a native of Kolkata and currently residing in Bengaluru pursuing bachelor's degree in electricals & electronics engineering in BTL Institute of Technology.
" My dream has come true after my arduous efforts for over three months. The competition has given me an immense unforgettable experience that will be cherished all my lifetime. More than the pleasure of winning a Nano car, I am extremely elated with the experience of outshining over one lakh participants who were challenging and gave out their best", said Mr Suraj Bala.
The runners-up are: Mr R Vivekanand, Namakal, Tamil Nadu (2nd Prize); Mr Pritesh Solanki, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (3rd Prize); Mr Girdhari Lal Verma, Jaipur, Rajasthan (consolation prize), Mr Tej Veer Singh, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh (consolation prize), and Mr Ujjwal Kumar Singh, Pathankot, Punjab (consolation prize).
The 2nd and 3rd prizes carried cah prize of Rs. 75000/- and Rs. 25000/-, respectively. Rs. 10,000 was given as consolation prize. The six toppers were selected from 21 participants of the final round held during October 2013 at Dadar, Mumbai. The quiz tested the aptitude, and domain knowledge in engineering concepts and facts.
Started in the month of August 2013, the mammoth quiz program was conducted at four levels in three months. The preliminary rounds of the quiz held at colleges churned out 25% toppers, and the subsequent round at various CADD Centre locations in towns saw 25% who topped the list and the third round at different venues in major metros such as Chennai, Ernakulam, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Lucknow, witnessed 21 winners. The final round was held at Dadar.
Engineeria 2013, a first of its kind in the country to be held at pan India level, attracted the participation of about one lakh students pursing civil, architecture, mechanical, production, aeronautical, automobile, electrical and electronics engineering from 4000+ Engineering Institutions across the Country.
Commenting about Engineeria 2013, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre Training Services (P) Limited, said, “There are more than 6000 higher education institutions in India. They produce over 14 lakh engineering students every year. However, a majority of them are not employable, because they are not trained in skills that the industry needs. Students are also not abreast of the changes taking place in technology domains as well as in the industry. Hence, we conceived Engineeria as a national event that would encourage engineering students to learn the basics of their subjects, be up-to-date of new technological advancements and be competitive.”
- The Indian Education Congress 2013 Presents Outstanding Employer Engagement Award to CADD Centre
Chennai, June 20, 2013: The Indian Education Congress 2013, a national forum that for education entrepreneurs, institutional leaders, investors and suppliers in the education sector, recognized the strides made by CADD Centre Training Services (P) Limited in promoting employer-employee engagement. This award was received by Mr Abhishek Gupta, Zonal Manager, Network Expansion, CADD Centre at the Congress which was held at New Delhi on May 4, 2013.
Commenting about the Award, Mr Gaurva Marya, Chairman, Franchise India, the organizer of the Indian Education Congress, said that employer-employee engagement is becoming a business imperative especially in knowledge industry. Top management is finding it important to engage employees in every aspect of business – from developing strategy to its final execution. It is no more the job of a CEO or a small committee to decide on the future course of business.
" Our special award recognizes organizations that are committed to employee engagement. We take great pride in giving away the award for 2013 to CADD Centre (P) Limited. CADD Centre's pioneering employer engagement initiatives in the education sector has helped it expand its network from a single centre in 1995 to about 400 in 2013.
This institution has built a culture of intrapreneurship. The company has an Employee Empowerment Manager and a support team to identify opportunities to bring the top management and the rest of the team closer. It goes one step further to turn its employees into franchise owners. About fifty percent of its current franchise owners are its own employees, which is a laudable achievement,” he added.
On receiving the special award, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre Training Services (P) Limited, said, “Employee engagement is actually good for business. But in order to make employee engagement happen, organizations have to not only create opportunities but also train the employees to make use of the opportunities. That way training is a pre-requisite to employee engagement.
He further said: “We have three main stakeholders when it comes to employee engagement:
1) our own staff, 2) our franchise partners, and 3) employees of our franchisees.
We provide a well established and rewarding career path for all our employees. Our objective is to help employees reach their full potential and make the so-called ordinary people deliver extra-ordinary results. Since they get exposure to all business functions, given the freedom they have to switch from one business function to another, they evolve into well rounded managers. When any of our experienced managers want to start off their own, we provide the option to become our own franchisees, which is a win-win for both of us.
When it comes to engaging our franchises, we start right from the scratch. We do not believe in one engagement model for all regions and markets. We jointly evolve the franchise business – our franchise owners take part in the process of identifying suitable locations, suitable courses, developing customized courses for their markets, and in designing marketing campaigns. Hence, our franchise success rate is over 95%. All our franchise partners, who are with us for more than three years are making profits.
We have what we call Internal Training Academy (ITA) that takes care of training the staff of franchise centres. Important among the training programs offered by ITA is the structured train the trainer programs offered to faculties. We get engineers, who developed the software products, to train our staff, and the staff in turn train all the faculty members of franchises. We also conduct PRIMO, a three day program that help franchise partners develop future leaders. This program touches upon all core areas of running a training business and also the ways to overcome various business challenges. It makes an individual equipped to handle the business with lot more maturity in the days to come.”
- Hindustan Group of Institutions signs MoU with CADD Centre
Chennai, April, 2013
To Provide Customized Training in College Campuses to Make Students CAD-Ready
Chennai, April 22, 2013: Hindustan University, one of the leading institutions in Tamil Nadu has signed a MoU with CADD Centre, Asia's largest CAD training institution, to provide customized, and value-added CAD training programmes optionally for engineering students to improve their selection in campus interviews. The training will be provided to students at their own campuses, during college hours or beyond.
CADD Centre's courses will be available for the students of four engineering colleges (institutions) of Hindustan University located at Padur, Karapakkam, Guindy and Padappai in Chennai. The four colleges cater to 10,000 plus engineering students. Every year about 1,500 to 2,000 students are expected to opt-in for CADD Centre's customized CAD courses, to be offered to them at highly affordable cost.
Commenting about the MoU, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said “Our vision is to bring affordable, customized CAD education for engineering and polytechnic students to their own classrooms, leveraging our 350-strong pan India network of training centres.
Mr.Anand Jacob Verghese, the Pro Chancellor of Hindustan University said “The industry expects candidates to be CAD-ready, since product designs across all industries are done using CAD. By undergoing a CAD course, our students can cross the first level of selection instantly. When we have CAD-ready students, we have a better chance to attract many companies for campus recruitments”.
The Director of Hindustan University Mr.Ashok Verghese said “though students realize and understand the need to learn CAD, many of them are unable to learn CAD due to lack of time. So, when we offer the courses at the college premises itself, our students will be able to learn CAD without having to travel to outside our campuses. This CAD training within campus will enable the entire class to acquire CAD skills and be job ready,” he further added that the colleges propose to allocate specific timing for the CAD training.
CADD Centre has sixty similar college partnerships across India. While colleges teach engineering concepts very well, they may not have resources and time to impart practical CAD training on specific CAD products. Thus, with CADD Centre's partnership, they can fill the training gap and help students get jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities.About Hindustan Group of Institutions:
The Hindustan Group of Instituitons was founded in 1966 by, Late Dr.K.C.G.Verghese. In the Sixties, he had realized the need for an institution that offers non-formal technical education. The establishment of Hindustan Engineering Training Centre (HETC) helped in the evolution of Hindustan Institution of Engineering Technology (HIET) which met this need. This educationist, industrialist and pioneer of the concept of non-formal technical education in Chennai (Madras) headed several other institutions. These institutions aim at imparting quality education in the fields of engineering, aviation, applied sciences and management.
Hindustan University, started in the year 1985, was conferred the "University Status" by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, Under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 from the academic year 2008-09 and under the name HITS (Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science).
Located in a lush green stretch of land, spread over 120 acres, the university is reputed for its highly qualified and experienced faculty and excellent infrastructural facilities for curricular and extracurricular activities. The university has maintained an enviable academic excellence right from its inception and it is rated as one of the leading private universities in Engineering and Technology in Tamil Nadu by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD)
Today, Hindustan Institution of Technology and Science is one of the most sought after engineering Institutions in Tamil Nadu, reputed for its highly qualified and experienced faculty and excellent infrastructural facilities for curricular and extracurricular activities, the University has maintained an enviable academic excellence right from its inception. The student community comprises of students from all over India and Overseas. We have students hailing from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Libya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Oman, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, U.A.E, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Tanzania, USA, etc.
The University has accomplished its mission and its academic achievements are a testimony to the same. More than 80% of students secure first class with distinctions year after year. Over 950 students have been placed in leading companies in India and abroad in the last three years. The students of this reputed institution are receiving placement offers from leading companies in India and Abroad. The institution has collaborative partnerships with leading Foreign Universities in USA, Singapore, Australia etc. It has students and faculty exchange Programs with leading International Universities. The University also has received numerous accolades and awards over the years.
- CADD Centre to offer free training in AutoCAD to engineering aspirants
Chennai, April 2013: The Chennai-based CADD Centre, Asia's largest network of CAD training institutes, is to provide free AutoCAD training to candidates aspiring for progressive career in engineering. The programme will be conducted in all its centres throughout the country including Chennai and between 15th April and 15th May 2013.
School students (10th and +2 pass outs) and students of ITI/ITC desirous to pursue diploma or engineering courses and engineers in their first year of study are eligible for the programme. Participants will be awarded participation certificate and special course material.
The 24-hour AutoCAD skills development course is to impart knowledge on designing from basics to key techniques critical for diverse streams such as mechanical, electrical and electronics, civil/structural and architectural engineering.
The classes are to be offered flexibly as 2-hour a day for 12 days, 4-hour a day for 6 days or 8-hour a day for 3 days. Admission is on pre-registration. For registration and centre-specific programme schedules, call the nearest CADD Centre.
Foundations of AutoCAD, Creation and Editing Commands, Tools required for Drawing Creation and Editing, Principles of Engineering Drawings, Coordinate Systems, Drawing Simple Sketches, Drawing Settings, File Management, Object Properties and AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) Brochures, MCADD Brochures and more, are to be part of the syllabus. Exposure to How Pro/E, Revit, Solidworks, PPM (Project Planning and Management) and their applications in industries under Advanced Software Awareness session, is to add to the advantage.
On the statistics of engineering education, Mr. S.Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that engineering is the most sought-after discipline in higher education in India and the country produces about 12 lakh engineers a year with the state's contribution around 2 lakh.
Commenting about the programme, he added "have planned the free training, as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, to benefit at least 10,000 engineering aspirants across India. Good foundation in designing and hands on experience in advanced tools will help them in a confident start in engineering career. The programme costing Rs. 4,000 per student will be given for free."
- CADD Centre Opens Second Centre in Nigeria to train 1500 Engineers in Nigeria Every Year
Lagos, February 2013
Lagos, February 2013:Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, Chairman, Open Media Consulting, and former Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission inaugurated CADD Centre Lagos, the second training centre of India based CADD Centre in Nigeria, here today.
CADD Centre Lagos will provide world class training in Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Project Planning & Management for Nigerian engineering and project management professionals.
CADD Centre Lagos, and CADD Centre, Abuja, in Nigeria are expected to train 1500 professionals per annum in over 15 global CAD/CAE/CAM and Project Management products from Autodesk, PTC, Bentley, Siemens, and .
Commenting about the Centre, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that CADD Centre is committed to enhancing the Nigeria's competitiveness by providing world class CAD and project management education customized to the needs of oil and non-oil based industries and services sector in Nigeria. “Today, Nigeria ranks third in Africa in factory output. This West African nation is fast becoming the powerhouse of Africa with the country focusing on infrastructure development. In this context, the country needs a vast pool of local talent well trained in software,” Mr Karaiadiselvan said and added that CADD Centre in Nigeria will partner with higher education institutions, and corporate houses to identify the skill gaps that exist and offer customized training programs for students and professionals.
Talking about CADD Centre partnership, Mr Ayoola Jolayemi, CEO, Riverbank Technologies and Engineering Services Limited, which is the Master Franchise of CADD Centre in Nigeria and West Africa, said that CADD Centre will contribute to the improvement in skilled workforce in various engineering fields in Nigeria. “We will facilitate training in the areas of design, testing, analysis and Project Planning Management across various disciplines to improve productivity in and around the country. Some of these disciplines include oil and gas, power, telecoms and ICT among others.”
He added, “Local and multi-national companies are continuously looking for qualified or multi-skilled manpower who are in tune with latest technology. Hence over 95 per cent of corporate send their staff on international trainings outside Nigeria to acquire new skills. However, with the setting up of CADD Centres in Nigeria, they can be trained within the country, thus saving training cost both for companies and students.”
- CADD Centre to Conduct Annual Scholarship Test 'CADD Quest 2013' in Kerala
• To benefit 4000 students in the region with up to 50% scholarship
Kochi, Jan. 2013: CADD Centre, Asia's largest training institution in Computer Aided Designing (CAD) and Project Planning & Management (PPM), has announced 'CADD Quest 2013', its annual scholarship exam for students and professionals interested in learning CAD courses. CADD Quest 2013 is the largest scholarship exam for engineering courses conducted in India and is to offer up to 50% scholarship for over 12000 aspirants including 4000 in Kerala, on more than 100 internationally recognised CAD courses. The courses include various diploma and master diploma programs costing between Rs. 6000 and Rs. 50000. The aptitude test will cover topics on English, Mathematics & General Knowledge.
The 45 CADD Centres across Kerala will conduct the test during January 12,13 and 19, 20. Candidates with a minimum qualification of SSLC pass (10th grade) can take up the exam at the nearest CADD Centre or online at www.caddcentre.com on the exam days. The scholarships will be offered based on the scores obtained. Aspirants have to pre-register themselves and get the Admit Card (available till the exam date) for the desired session on payment of Rs. 50. For details, call 1800-425-0405.
CADD Centre has been organising the annual scholarship exam for over 15 years to reach out to students and professionals of the country with world class Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), courses in mechanical, civil, architecture, electrical & electronics, and project management domains, making the courses more affordable.
Owing to demand and scope for more training centres as the State of Kerala is evolving as a centre for infrastructure development and hub of design services, CADD Centre is planning to launch about 10 new centres in the State by end of 2013 and at the cost of Rs 2 crores. In addition, CADD Centre and its franchisees will invest Rs 1.5 crores on creating awareness in the engineering colleges and polytechnics on the new CAD tools during the year 2013. The government and private industry are taking up major infrastructure projects in power generation, petro-chemicals, and hence there will be more job opportunities for engineers within the State. In addition, engineers can get better employment opportunities abroad with internationally recognised CADD Centre certification.
CADD Centre, founded in 1988, having its corporate office at Chennai, has over 300 centres in major cities and towns across 13 countries including India, Srilanka, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi, etc. CADD centre is a privately held company with end user training volume of over 80000 people year with top line revenue of over 200 cores. CADD centre employs over 4000 engineering graduates across the globe.
CADD Centre has 45 training centres and 10 Dream Zone studios covering the State of Kerala with variety of skill development programs and trains over 15000 people every year, with a top line of over 20 crores a year
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- CADD Centre Wins Franchise Holding's Business Leadership Award
2012Chennai, December, 2012: CADD Centre Wins Franchise Holding's Business Leadership Award 2012
The Chennai based CADD Centre Training Services (P) Limited, Asia's largest network of CAD training centres, has won the Business Leadership Award 2012, instituted by Franchise India Holdings Limited, Asia's largest integrated franchise solution company, for its contribution to “overall growth of a franchise system in India“.
The Award was presented at Franchise India 2012, the tenth international franchise and retail show, which held at November 3-4, 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
CADD Centre was selected to win this Special Award, based on its performance in terms of nurturing excellent franchisor and franchisee relationship, franchisee system development, staff and franchisee Development, business development, the vision and mission, measuring customer satisfaction, encouraging customer loyalty, technical support, among others.
Commenting about the award, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that the award has come as an endorsement for CADD Centre's home-grown franchise business model for its franchisee first and quality foremost policy. “We are happy that we were selected for this award, after analysing over 300 brands from different sectors in India, at the time when we are celebrating the Silver Jubilee of our business,“ he added.
From the modest beginning in 1987 with one training centre in a 400 sq.ft., office in Chennai with six members, providing CAD training on a single product, CADD Centre has grown to be Asia's largest network of CAD training centres in Asia with about 320 centres in 12 countries. So far the institute has trained over 10 lakh students in all leading engineering software products from as many as ten global product companies.
Mr Karaiadiselvan said that “CADD Centre has come this far by working very closely and directly with the franchisees. Franchisees are our customers. At the same time we take full responsibility when it comes to ensuring quality delivery of training to end customers at all locations. Our vision is shared among the employees and franchisees. For CADD Centre promoters, CAD / CAE and project management is a passion and not just a business. This passion has brought us so far.“
- CADD Centre Organizes Free Seminar on Emerging Trends for Mechanical Engineers
September 2012Chennai, September 2012: At Narada Gana Sabha on September 12, 2012.
The Chennai-based CADD Centre, Asia's largest network of CAD training centres, is organizing a free seminar on Emerging Trends in Engineering Industry to update the mechanical engineering students, professionals, and faculty members on latest technological advances in the engineering industry, on September 12, 2012 at Narada Gana Sabha between 5 pm and 8 pm. CADD Centre expects nearly 1000 participants for the seminar.
The topics to be covered are Emerging Trends in Engineering Industry, Product Life Cycle Management Solution, and Engineer's Aspirations Versus Industry Expectations. Admission to the programme is on pre-registration, participants can contact their nearest centre. For details, call 1800-425-0405
The speakers of the seminar include: Mr Md Faiz Ahammed, Vice President & Business Head, Automotive Practice, Defiance Technologies Limited, Mr Dileep Sridhar, Brakes India Limited, Mr Aiyappan Ramamurthi, Director, Digital Lifecycle Management, Siemens Industry Software India Pvt Limited, Mr V R Chari, Vice Chairman, GH Induction India Pvt Limited, and Mr Karaiadi Selvan, Manging Director, CADD Centre Training Services Pvt Limited.
Commenting about the seminar, Mr Karaiadi Selvan said that the seminar is a flagship event of CADD Centre conducted as part of its initiatives to enable industry and institute interactions, and create awareness among students on latest technologies and trends in the industry.
The current seminar also coincides with CADD Centre's week-long Engineer's Day celebrations that mark the birth anniversary of Bharata Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya on September 15.
- EASA – CADD Centre MOU
July 2012Coimbatore, July 2012: EASA College of Engineering & Technology, Coimbatore has signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a Skills Development Programme, with CADD Centre, which is Asia's largest CAD/CAM/CAE/PPM training company.
The MOU was signed on 25th July'12 by Mr. T.D.Eswaramoorthy, Chairman, EASA College of Engineering & Technology and Mr.V.R.Chander, Partner and CEO, CADD Centre, Coimbatore in the presence of the Advisor, Dean and Principal of the college and senior officials of the company.
As per this MOU, CADD Centre will equip the students of EASA studying in Civil, Mechanical, and EEE branches, with industry specific skills on the world's best CAD/CAM/CAE software, making them ready for industry from day one. The MOU envisages better career preparedness for the students and increasing the employability of a whole class of students as both knowledge and skills are acquired in tandem, bridging gaps normally found in the transition from college to meeting industry specific requirements.
- CADD Centre to expand its presence in Kerala by adding 30 more new centres by 2013
June 2012Cochin, June 2012: CADD Centre Training Services Limited, Asia's largest network of Computer Aided Design (CAD) training centres, is planning to launch about 30 new training centres in Kerala by end of 2013 at the cost of Rs 6 crores. In addition, CADD Centre and its franchisees will invest Rs 4 crores on creating awareness in the market about the new CAD courses over the next two years.
The centres would provide international CAD, project management and creative skill development programs to enhance the employability of engineering, polytechnic and the graduates of the State.
Commenting about the expansion plan, Mr Karaiadi Selvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said, "With the privatisation of education, the enrolment and turnout of graduates across the country has been increasing. India produces more than 100 lakhs graduates every year, ready for employment. However, only 20 – 25% of these graduates are directly employable. Rest of the 75% - 80% needs additional domain specific training, employable skill development and soft skill coaching before they are ready for an employment in India or abroad.
CADD Centre has 300 plus centres offering over 100 Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), and project management courses for students in civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics, and other engineering streams. CADD Centre currently has 35 CADD Training Centres and 10 Dream Zone studios covering state of Kerala with variety of skill development programs and trains over 15000 people every year.
Mr Selvan added, "We will be signing up with at least 30 new franchisees for starting CAD and creative skill training centres in Kerala in the next twelve months to bring world class design skill development to Kerala at affordable cost. CADD Centre together with its franchisee partners will invest around Rs. 4 crore towards marketing their training programs in the state over the next two year period. CADD Centre's franchisees would partner with private colleges, technical institutes, polytechnics and schools to provide design skill development coaching while they pursuing their regular course. This will enable them to get employed Indian and multinational companies immediately after their education."
He added that Kerala is also becoming a centre for infrastructure development and hub of design services. The government and private industry are taking up major infrastructure projects in power generation, petro-chemicals, and hence there will be more job opportunities for engineers within the State. In addition, engineers can get better employment opportunities abroad with internationally recognized CADD Centre certification.
CADD Centre has been offering courses in many disciplines is design and project management that are authorized or recognised by world's leading software products / skill development companies such as Autodesk, Bentley, PTC, Cadence, PMI, Kaizen and Siemens. Certification from CADD Centre is recognized worldwide and globally with over 700,000 students and professional who have been employed in over 50 countries in many senior positions.
CADD Centre develops its courseware, taking into account the local needs of the students and industries. It organizes workshops, seminars and conferences on emerging technologies for students and faculty of engineering colleges, regularly. CADD Centre's Skillease, an online employment portal, provides placement assistance for the students in India, and abroad.
CADD Centre Training centres's courses are run by trained faculties in a standard educational infrastructure in terms of computer labs, course material, student support, and high quality delivery of courses. CADD Centres use original software, high end computers, and latest presentation equipment to ensure quality of education. It has been winning the many quality awards from various institutions.
Currently, CADD Centre has its operations in over 13 foreign countries including: India, Srilanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi.
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- CADD Centre Launches Industry-Oriented Courses in Association with TVS Training Services
March 2012Offers short-term programmes in Advanced Industrial Welding, Industrial Manufacturing and Industrial Automation
Chennai, March 2012: CADD Centre–the largest CAD, CAE, Graphics and Project Management Training Institution in the whole of Asia Pacific – in association with TVS Training offers professional courses that groom students for a career in the manufacturing sector. Industrial Welding Advanced Course, Industrial Manufacturing Course and Industrial Automation Course of well –structured curriculum are being offered in 3 months duration as full time course.
Classes will be conducted every Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Batches start in March, April, July and October and consists of an intake of 20 a batch for Industrial Welding Advanced Course and 30 a batch for the other two programmes. Courses are open for both male and female candidates and the fee ranges from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000. On completion of the courses, students will be provided placement assistance by Skillease, a division of CADD Centre.
The Industrial Welding Advanced Course trains welding professionals to meet the requirements of the industry. The curriculum covers Gas Welding, ARC Welding, MIG Welding, TIG Welding, Spot Welding and Brazing. The minimum qualification is ITI.
The Industrial Manufacturing course is open to those who have completed ITI, DME, DEEE and DAE. The curriculum covers Applications of CNC Machines, Axes of the machines, JOG and MDI (Manual Data Input), Drawing reading, Absolute Programming, Incremental Programming, ISO codes and Drilling Programming &Machining. Students will be trained in the latest technology with modern production concepts and industry exposure that will help them integrate into the industry easily.
The Industrial Automation Course prepares students to handle automated systems in industries. It is open to those who have completed ITI, DME, DEEE and DAE. The curriculum covers Basics of actuators: Pneumatics, Hydraulics & Electrical; Basics of Sensors and PLC (Programmable logic controller) and the Applications of the same and Basics of SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition). Besides theory, the students will be given plenty of hands –on experience and equipped with the latest Knowledge tools.
"With the increased global competitiveness, the industry is moving towards greater levels of automation and this has increased the demand for skilled professionals to handle such functions. The practical–oriented courses have been designed with a focus on industry requirements and attempt to bridge the skill gap between industry and education. Each course not only introduces to modern concepts and the latest technology employed by industries but also helps in gaining mastery over it. The programmes would give students a valuable qualification and open up opportunities in diverse manufacturing sectors," said Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre.
The courses will be held at the well–equipped TVS Vocational Training Services Campus. This has a strong infrastructure and an environment that facilitates experimental learning. Students are trained in modern labs and workshops besides in–plant training in various large industries. The faculty has the right blend of industry experience and knowledge and is skilled in training students to reach high levels of expertise. Hostel facility is available.
- CADD Centre Launches Master Diploma Courses in Automotive and Aerospace Design
January 2012First of its kind programmes offered part/full time
Chennai, January 7, 2012: The Chennai-based CADD Centre, Asia's largest network of CAD training institutes, is launching two new Master Diploma programmes exclusively for Automotive Design and Aerospace Design Industry. The programmes would provide comprehensive training to students pursuing degree and diploma engineering programmes, and working professionals on the current product lifecycle management concepts and tools relevant to the booming Indian automotive and aerospace industry. The courses are offered at most its branches across the network.
With a total duration of over 450 hours, the Master Diploma in Automotive Design introduces automotive design, production concepts, and training on Computer aided design tools such as Pro/Engineer, CATIA, ANSYS, NX CAD, NX CAM, and NX NASTRAN. Course fee is Rs.79900 plus taxes including study materials.
The Master Diploma in Aerospace Design is a 464-hour programme that trains students on Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA, ANSYS, NX CAD, NX CAM, NX NASTRAN, besides providing a comprehensive overview of the aerospace design processes. Course fee is Rs. 79900 plus taxes including study materials.
Students pursuing both these programmes would get to learn Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, a language used to precisely communicate mechanical engineering drawings. CADD Centre would provide authorized courseware for all software tools, and exclusive workbooks on automotive design, and aerospace design.
Commenting about the programmes, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that there are huge job opportunities for engineers in automotive and aerospace industry in India. The size of India's automotive industry is estimated at US$ 72 billion. It employs around 15 million people. The automobile industry is expected to invest over $17 billion in the next 5 years. According to an industry report, India's aerospace & defense industry would be close to $45 billion by 2015.
However, the growing skill gap, and lack of employable engineers might affect the growth of the automotive and aerospace industry. Though the country has a pool of qualified engineering, science and computer graduates, they have to be introduced to, and trained in the latest design, and production concepts and CAD tools.
Mr Selvan added that CADD Centre's Master Diploma courses in automotive and aerospace design are created with inputs from the industry. The curriculum for the software tools are authorized by the concerned software developers, and the faculty are regularly trained in current industry practices.
The Master Diploma in Automotive Design imparts technical skills to automotive professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing and testing vehicles and their systems. The students would be provided with an exclusive practice workbook which contains an overview and exercises of various components specific to automotive domain to strengthen the understanding of students on the fundamental aspects on automotive engineering. Similarly, the Master Diploma in Aerospace Design enhances the students design and analysis skills that go into the making of airplanes, aircraft and spacecrafts. The course also provides an overview of various components specific to aerospace.
Upon completion of the Master Diploma, students can become design, analysis engineers in the domains of automotive and aerospace industries and the institute's placement cell will help the students in fetching jobs after successful completion of the programmes.
- CADD Quest 2012 – Tamil Nadu
December 2011• Annual Merit Scholarship Exam to Benefit Students •
• In all centres across Tamil Nadu •
Chennai, Dec. 2011
CADD Centre – Asia's largest training institution in Computer Aided Designing (CAD) and Project Planning & Management (PPM) with over 90 Centres in TN - has announced its annual merit scholarship exam 'CADD Quest'. CADD Quest 2012 will be conducted in all CADD Centres located across Tamil Nadu on 10, 11 and 17, 18 of Dec. 2011.
Through CADD Quest 2012, CADD Centre will offer up to 50% scholarship on various courses costing from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 75,000. The courses relating to Mechanical CADD, Electrical and Electronics CADD, Civil CADD, Architectural CADD and Project Planning & Management are worth mentioning. The aptitude test will cover topics on English, Mathematics & General Knowledge and candidates will be benefited on merit basis.
On the above dates, exams will be held in two sessions – forenoon and afternoon sessions. Interested candidates have to register themselves and get the Admit Card for the desired session. On payment of Rs.50, Admit Card can be availed till the exam date. CADD Centre is conducting its 15th Year scholarship test and is open for all graduates, engineers, diploma students and professionals in these fields. For more information on CADD Quest 2012, call 044 4596 6100 (or) 1800 425 0405 (toll-free).
Some of the courses offered under the scholarship program include the latest in the field of Computer Aided Design products like: AutoCAD, Pro/E, SolidWorks, ANSYS, ArchiCAD, REVIT, AutoCAD Civil 3D, STAAD/Pro, PC Schematic, OrCAD, PSpice, MS Project, PRIMAVERA and 3DS Max.
- CADD Quest 2012 – Karnataka
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• In all centres across Karnataka •>
Bangalore, Dec. 2011 CADD Centre – Asia's largest training institution in Computer Aided Designing (CAD) and Project Planning & Management (PPM) with over 26 Centres in Karnataka - has announced its annual merit scholarship exam `CADD Quest'. CADD Quest 2012 will be conducted in all CADD Centres located across Karnataka on 10, 11 and 17, 18 of Dec. 2011.
Through CADD Quest 2012, CADD Centre will offer up to 50% scholarship on various courses costing from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 75,000. The courses relating to Mechanical CADD, Electrical & Electronics CADD, Civil CADD, Architectural CADD and Project Planning & Management are worth mentioning. The aptitude test will cover topics on English, Mathematics & General Knowledge and candidates will be benefited on merit basis.>
On the above dates, exams will be held in two sessions – forenoon and afternoon sessions. Interested candidates have to register themselves and get the Admit Card for the desired session. On payment of Rs. 50, Admit Card can be availed till the exam date. CADD Centre is conducting its 15th Year scholarship test and is open for all graduates, engineers, diploma students and professionals in these fields. For more information on CADD Quest 2012, call 09980347974 (or) 1800 425 0405 (toll-free).>
Some of the courses offered under the scholarship program include the latest in the field of Computer Aided Design products like: AutoCAD, Pro/E, Pro/E mold , Pro/E mech, SolidWorks, UG NX, Ansys, Ansys-Civil, ArchiCAD, REVIT, AutoCAD Civil 3D, STAAD/Pro, PC Schematic, OrCAD, PSpice, MS Project, PRIMAVERA and 3DS Max.
- CADD Centre Announces D2D Festive Season Offer
October 2011Chennai, September 2011: CADD Centre Training Services, Asia's largest network of CAD training centres, has today announced D2D - Dussehra to Diwali, a festive season offer for the students for the period of one month - from 1st to 31st October.
The D2D offer has two packages: Sparkler I, which provides students the opportunity to learn a Professional program at the cost of a Diploma one and Sparkler II that offers Master Diploma courses that come with a Professional program's fee.
CADD Centre offers over 150 courses in the main streams of mechanical, civil, building design/architecture, electrical & electronics, and project management. It expects to train thousands of new students in this festive season who would avail the offer.
Commenting about D2D festive season offer, Mr Subramanian, Vice President – Business Development, CADD Centre, said that in India CADD Centre runs the largest number of authorized programs in all engineering streams in order to offer students training in widest choices of software tools. The Master Diploma and Professional programs in the engineering streams are comprehensive programs that cover all aspects of software intervention in engineering design, product development life–cycle, and project planning and management. The programs also include soft- skill training for select programmes to enhance the employability of students.
The D2D offer would immensely benefit the students who can pursue the higher level program that provides them training in all industry leading tools in their domain, which would otherwise require them to spend on two to three foundation and diploma courses. He said that depending on the unique career aspirations, students can choose the most suitable Master Diploma and Professional programs.
- CADD Centre opens new training centre at Mysore
September 2011Mysore, September, 2011: The Chennai-based CADD Centre Training Services, Asia's largest information technology training services company, creating skilled human resources in computer aided design, engineering, and product life-cycle management, has launched its new franchise centre here recently. The new centre is the 26th CADD Centre in Karnataka and the second centre in Mysore.
The centre was inaugurated in the presence of Mr K Sriram, Managing Director, and CEO, Enclaves Infrastructure Private Limited, and former Chairman, Builders Association of India, Karnataka, Mr Vipin Joseph, DGM, Technology, JK Tyres, Mysore, and Mr Subramanian, Vice President, CADD Centre Training Services, on 28th September.
Equipped with a 1200-sq ft training facility, the new centre will offer all diploma, professional and certificate courses in mechanical, civil, architecture, electrical and electronics, and project management courses.
A training arm of 23-year old CADD Centre Group, CADD Centre has over about 300 training centres in eleven countries, offers courses to meet the exclusive needs of the local industry. Talking about the Mysore Centre, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that Mysore has been experiencing steady industrial growth. There are mega industrial estates, townships and expressways coming up. It already has many industries providing employment to a large number of people. The city also has plenty of technically skilled and highly educated workforces. To meet the expectations of our customers, CADD Centre, Mysore will offer courses that are constantly updated with inputs of local industry, especially the infrastructure segment for hospitality, tourism, and manufacturing sector.
Mr N Subramanian, Vice President - Business Development, CADD Centre, said that CADD Centre is fast expanding its network in Karnataka, which currently has 26 centres. "We are looking forward to adding at least 20 more Centres across Karnataka by the end of this year. Our focus will be primarily on developing our network in North Karnataka," he added.
Commenting about the CADD Centre partnership, Mr Raghunanthan, Centre Head, said, "We opened our first CADD Centre at Mysore in 2007 and have so far trained over 1200 students successfully. Since our courses have been accepted very well in the market, and there is growing demand, we have opened our second centre. The new centre would help us address some of the hitherto untapped training needs of our customers in this region."
"Our focus is on providing sought after CAD, CAE, CAM and management training adhering to the world class quality standards of the franchisor and enable our student customers find suitable jobs in the local as well as global organisations," he added.
The CADD Centres at Mysore are planning to conduct on site programmes such as workshops and seminars at colleges in this region to create awareness about new technologies and methodologies that are required in the work place.
- CADD Centre Opens Two New Centres at Dhaka
December 2010Dhaka, December 15, 2010
The Chennai-based CADD Centre, Asia Pacific's largest network of IT training institutes with the focus on Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Engineering, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Project Management, and Graphic Design, has today announced the launch of its franchised centres at Kakrail and Uttara. CADD Centre already has a franchise at Chittagong.
The new centres will start providing training for Dhaka students in AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Solidworks, Revit and Interior Architecture & Design. CADD Centre, Kakrail is franchised to Dhaka-based The Computers Limited (TCL), one of Bangladesh's leading software companies with interests in software development and training, and the franchisee of CADD Centre, Chittagong, and CADD Centre, Uttara, is franchised to Mr Toufiqul Islam Mithu, an entrepreneur with vast experience in country's advertising industry and the owner of TIM Computer and Training Centre, one of the leading training institutions in Dhaka for various computer based applications. In the first year of operations both the centres are hoping to provide courses to about hundred students.
Commenting on opening of new CADD Centres, Mr Karaiadi Selvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre Training Services Limited, said, We have been successfully operating in Bangladesh since 2004 through our Chittagong centre. Hence, we are familiar with Dhaka and the needs of the local industry. The country offers employment opportunities in important sectors such as power, steel, fertilizer, hotel, tourism, and petrochemicals. We are introducing suitable courses that equip students to find employment opportunities in these sectors in Bangladesh and Gulf region.
He added that the CADD Centre courses are tailor made to the needs of local industry as well as the requirements of Gulf countries. The advantages of IT training from an authorized training partner such as CADD Centre include: the certifications are well recognized across the world, the faculty are trained by software principals, the courseware is designed in–house in consultation with the software principals. In addition, CADD Centre facilitates in students getting industry exposure and job placements.
Talking about the CADD Centre partnership, Mr Atique -e- Rabbani, Managing Director, The Computers Limited (TCL), said, Thanks to our partnership with CADD Centre, India, with 22-year long expertise in course delivery, we are able to position ourselves as the leading training service provider in Project Management, CAD, Multimedia and ICT in Dhaka.
Mr Toufiqul Islam Mithu, franchisee owner of CADD Centre, Uttara, said that CADD Centre training would help engineering students cope with the changes and advances in the technological fields, as well as, make them industry ready. We are confident of meeting the expectations of students and industry because we are introducing the courses that are in great demand in the market,he added.
About CADD Centre
CADD Centre is a 22 year old company having its head quarters in India. CADD Centre is one of the top CAD / CAE / PPM Training Institutions in the world. CADD Centre trained students are now employed in key positions in large and small companies in more than 40 countries. CADD Centre Training is available through a large network of more than 280 centers in India and abroad.
The Computers Ltd (TCL) was incorporated in Sept 1983 and has since been engaged in ICT related activities i.e., Review of ICT and Financial Systems for Computerization, Software Design, Development, Implementation and Services, ICT Education and Training (Basic to Advanced, Multimedia, and Computer Aided Design), ICT and Financial Consulting, Hardware and software sale and support.
About TIM Computer and Training Centre
TIM computer and training centre, is a division of TIM group of companies. TIM Trading International incorporated in 2003, is one of the leading advertizing agencies in Bangladesh. TIM Computer and Training Centre will focus on CAD/ Project Management, Graphics and other computer based courses. TIM's sister concern, Tech BD International, an outsourced partner of USA based eBay still continues its operation with similar other foreign companies.
- CADD Centre to Organize Free 'Project Planning and Management' Seminar on 23rd April
April 2010Chennai, April 2010
CADD Centre, Asia's largest Computer Aided Designing and Project Management Training Institution and the PMI Registered Education Provider will conduct a free Project Planning and Management (PPM) – seminar on 23rd April 2010, 5pm to 8pm at Smt.Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium - M.C.T.M School, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai. The seminar will be of immense help to project management professionals and management students.
Designed to provide complete knowledge about the PPM, PPM tools & techniques and current industry trends, the seminar will brief about the importance and role of project planning and management in today's competitive world.
The 3 hours seminar will have guest lecturers from industry experts who are PMPs (Project Management Professionals) themselves. The topics include User Centric Project Management – Chandra Mouli, PMP - Senior Project Manager, Infosys & Ramesh, CUA - User Experience Architect, Infosys & Scope Creep – A Boom or Curse to Project Management Mr. Chandra Sekaran, PMP –Director, Infycareer.
The lectures will be followed by presentations and a Q & A session with industry experts.
Project and Portfolio management now becoming an integral element for all the industries, this session will be especially useful for employees involved in planning and management department of construction, infrastructure, manufacture, automobiles, oil & gas, Aero space, banking and IT industries etc.
Project Managers, Project Leaders, Team Leaders, Planning Engineers, Engineers of all discipline, Business Management Students and anyone who wants build their career in Project Management Field can benefit by attending the free seminar.
Participation to the seminar is strictly by registration. For more details please call 9677236849 / 6453 2525 / 6551 0056 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- CADD Centre Launches GD&T Courses to Help Industries Increase Quality in Design and Production
March 2011Chennai, 1 March, 2011
The Chennai-based CADD Centre, Asia's largest network of CAD training centres, is introducing a course on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), a symbolic language used to precisely define the geometry of mechanical parts, for students and working professionals to enhance quality in designing and production processes. The key modules of the course, which is covered in a 16-hour theory and workshop session, are: dimensional tolerancing, limits&fits, geometric tolerance, and modifiers.
Commenting about the significance of GD&T, Mr Karaiadi Selvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that GD&T introduces tools that allow mechanical designers to effectively communicate complex geometrical descriptions which are otherwise not possible using a defined language. It is successfully used in the automotive, aerospace, electronic and the commercial design and manufacturing industries.
He said that formal training in GD&T enhances the employability of students, as more and more Indian companies that maintain quality, cut cost and reduce wastage in the designing and production process, want to recruit engineers who have good knowledge on GD&T. The implementation of GD&T techniques is regarded crucial by Indian industries, gearing up to improve their production and quality standards to compete in the global market. GD&T is also a part of 6-sigma standards. In India, approximately, about 25,000 design engineers with GD&T background are hired by the industry every month.
CADD Centre has developed the course material inhouse. It uses flash media to train students on GD&T, and uses MCADD software to demonstrate the use of GD&T. Mr Selvan said that the course will be offered to all mechanical students who have enrolled in 3D modeling courses at no extra cost. The working professionals can exclusively enrol in GD&T courses. The course fee in India is Rs 2900 excluding taxes. CADD Centre is expected to train at least 25,000 mechanical students in GD&T in India by the end of 2011–12.
- CADD Centre Launches Unigraphics NX - CAD, CAM Courses in All Indian Cities to Meet the Industry Demand
February 2011Chennai, February 10, 2011
To meet the growing demand for students with Unigraphics NX, a specialised CAD/CAM integrated software, in India, CADD Centre Training Services (P) Limited, Asia's largest network of training centres with the focus on CAD/CAE/CAM, introducing Foundation Course in Unigraphics NX–CAD, an 80 hour module, and Advanced Course in Unigraphics NX –CAM, a 40 hour module.
Currently, these courses are offered by faculties trained by Siemens, the developers of Unigraphics NX, in over 75 CADD centres covering all major cities in India. The course fee of Foundation Course in Unigraphics NX–CAD, the 80–hour module, is Rs 18900, and the Advanced Course in Unigraphics–CAM, a 40–hour module, is Rs 9900, excluding tax. The objective of the courses is to teach students to design and model various mechanical products, develop design and modeling techniques, optimize design process, design for manufacturing, improve data collaboration and create robust designs.
Commenting about the launch of the Unigraphics NX courses, Mr Karaidi Selvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that Unigraphics NX is a leading CAD/CAM/CAE system based on the best technologies for creating products of any complexity. In India, it is the third most popular modeling package after Pro/E and CATIA, having the fastest growing industrial user base and student community. â€œIn our own estimate, the Indian industry alone needs 500 to 1000 professionals with Unigraphics NX knowledge every month. After completing the course students can be employed as a design engineer in all types of manufacturing units, engineering services outsourcing firms, auto ancillary units, and aerospace companies.
CADD Centre is expected to train 1000 students in Unigraphics NX in the next six months. Fresh mechanical students and professionals, ideally with basic 2D knowledge can enroll in the course. CADD Centre is introducing the Unigraphics NX courses in few more centres in the next couple of months.
Mr Selvan said that CADD Centre's courseware including NX CAD Reference Guide, MCADD workbook, and NX CAM Reference Guide, is approved by Unigraphics NX. The faculties are trained by the executives of Siemens, the developers of Unigraphics. CADD Centre is engaging more faculties in the training using Unigraphics NX's global support centres and regional trainers.
After completing the Foundation Course on Unigraphics NX–CAD, students would be able to: create profiles for 3D models, design solid, surface and sheet metal geometry, build assemblies, prepare production drawings, apply geometric tolerances to drawings, exchange data with other CAD applications, and create realistic rendering. While, the Advanced Course in Unigraphics NX–CAM will help students to master common manufacturing functions, planar milling, engrave text, face milling, cavity milling, z–level milling, thread milling, area milling, flow cutting, radial cutting, surface area cutting centerline drilling, groove and thread operations.
The main objective of Unigraphics NX is to reduce the cost of creating products, improve design quality and quicken the time to market. It is a popular package, enjoying the market share, equal to other leading products in its space. Some of the companies that are using Unigraphics NX in India include: Maruti, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Tata Motors, Asia Motor Works, Ashok Leyland – Nissan, Hero Honda, Escorts, General Motors India, Ford India, Hindusthan Aeronautics Limited, ISRO, Indian Navy, BHEL, L&T, and Indian Railways.
The functionality features of Unigraphics NX include: Synchronous technology, which enables designers to seamlessly use the most productive modeling approaches in the same environment including explicit solid and surface modeling, as well as parametric and history-free modeling; Knowledge-based automation, which helps users to leverage the product and process knowledge that a company has gained from its experiences, as well as from industry best practices; Process innovation that lets companies to streamline and integrate the everyday work of planning, concept design, engineering, simulation and manufacturing teams, and lifecycle simulation for streamlining simulation, validation and optimization processes, and incorporating performance simulation into product development process.
- CADD Centre launched training and the courseware on OrCAD & Pspice software
July 2009CADD Centre launched training and the courseware on OrCAD & Pspice software on 24th July 2009. The launch ceremony was held during the EDA Interaction Program which was held at Hotel Savera, Mylapore, Chennai.
The event had Industry experts from EDA industry presenting real-world applications and facts about the electronic design industry to the institutions. The objective of the program was to enlighten the academia and the young engineers about the developments sweeping the field of EDA.
The speakers for the evening session included Mr. N.Jayashankar – Director, Cadence Design Systems-Bangalore who gave the key note address. This was followed by a presentation on "Skill gap in EDA" by Mr.Sundar Rajan from HCL Systems. He shared his experiences in EDA and spoke about the expectations from the industry. Mr.V.C. Patil – Sr. Manager, Silicon-Package-Board, Cadence Design Systems-Bangalore explained the capabilities of Electronic Design tools Orcad & Pspice and its usage. This program achieved good appreciation from all the institutions.
CADD Centre, has announced comprehensive training programme on Electronic CADD using OrCAD and PSpice. Now, Engineers and Diploma Holders in Electronics can get world class training in Electronic CADD too. Course curriculum is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of Electronic design companies. The participants will receive comprehensive, world class reference guide on OrCAD, with the workbook. Electronic Engineers with working knowledge of OrCAD and PSpice have a high employability in India and abroad. Many MNC electronic design firms have established design centres in India; the demand for trained electronic engineers is increasing rapidly.