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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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, modeling & 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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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."
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.”
• To benefit 4000 students in the region with up to 50% scholarship
• To expand adding 10 more new centres by 2013 in the State
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.
Commenting about the expansion plan, Mr Karaiadi Selvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said, "India produces more than 10 lakhs engineering graduates and over 3 lakh diploma engineers every year, our mission is to make them employable as they complete their college program. However, only 20% – 25% of these graduates are directly employable today. Rest of the 75% – 80% needs additional domain specific training, employable skill development and soft skill coaching before the employer finds them suitable for an employment" Mr Selvan added, "CADD Centre's franchisees would partner with private colleges, technical institutes, polytechnics and B-schools to provide design skill development coaching while pursuing their regular courses. This will enable them to get employed in Indian and multinational companies immediately after their education."
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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Chennai, 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.“