CAMPUS CONNECT

Program Overview

Program Announcement – September, 2010

The initiative was aimed at deepening the industry-academia bonds and building a strong foundation for the future needs of both Academia and the growing IT industry. the program has also reach in select countries such as China. Mexico and Singapore.657 students in soft skills and enabled over 4981 faculty in technical and soft skills through various faculty development programs. with 60 colleges. now global and in its sixth year. including behavioural skills in engineering institutions to make a student industry-ready. We have trained 76. In short we build relationships. systems way of looking at hitherto discrete topics. by aligning engineering talent with the needs of the industry. 22. As of August 2010. Our courseware adds value to the existing college courseware and highlights the integrated. Campus Connect is also working with policy making bodies to include industry centric electives. within the student community. In addition. In addition we have been doing Aspirations2020 – a Programming contest platform for students of engineering colleges to prepare themselves to become smart professionals. This is the courseware we use at Infosys to prepare new recruits to global industry-ready standards. Campus Connect is present wherever Infosys has a presence -. 2010 .Overview Infosys Ltd launched Campus Connect. an industry-academia partnership initiative in May 2004. when s/he graduates. We share with our partner colleges our bank of industry projects and case studies. We invite college professors on sabbaticals to the Infosys campus. What do we do? We enable faculty through seminars and workshops in colleges to give them an industry perspective. The students can access and work on these. about 100. to give them a look and feel of the approach and application of knowledge to real life problems. Malaysia. Program Announcement – September.446 students through our Foundation Programs (generic courses). The nationwide initiative. As of August 2010 . This contest will encourage the spirit of competitiveness and accelerate learning through extracurricular activities. We publish Infosys courseware in the Campus Connect portal. focuses on creating industry-ready IT professionals.we partnered with 395 colleges in their pursuit of excellence.in the nine Development Centres in India. to pursue mutual research areas of interest.000 students trained by Campus Connect.

................................................................................. 14 Frequently Asked Questions ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 13 Communication and Promotion....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Background ............ 9 Technology Seminars / Webinars ........................................................................Contents Overview .......................................Spark ...................................... 15 Program Contacts: ................................................................................. 7 Industrial Visits ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2010 .......... 5 Faculty Enablement Program (FEP)....... 4 Campus Connect Road Shows ................................................................................................................................................. 4 Campus Connect Conclave.................................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Soft Skills Program......................................................................................................................................... 10 Sponsorships for Research Paper Presentation ....... 2 Contents ........................... 3 Program information ................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Program Announcement – September.............................................................................................................................. 13 Program Governance .......................................... 6 Student Project Bank ............................................................................................................ 7 Foundation Program (FP) Roll-out ......................................................... 8 Faculty Sabbaticals .. 9 Industry Electives ......................................... 11 Benefits and Incentives..............................

in this Campus Connect program. „people-centric‟ and the demand for quality manpower is rising continuously. Campus Connect Conclave The purpose of this Conclave is to bring together the target engineering college Management contacts under one roof to discuss the need and actions for Industry-Academia collaboration. The Campus Connect program has several program components weaved together to create synergy for effective. business innovation and competitive advantage. Soft Skills Capsule Roll-out. Event hosted and managed by Infosys Program Announcement – September. IT service majors have noticed certain skill gaps in fresh recruits from engineering colleges. shares with academia its mature technology training methods. The need for industry-academia partnership has been strongly felt and this is required to enhance the readiness of a fresh engineering graduate workforce and to make engineering students industry-ready. Foundation Programs. Road Shows. courseware.Conclaves.000 + entry level engineers each year in the recent years. More and more enterprises are utilizing IT outsourcing as a strategic means to achieve business goals such as cost reduction. Faculty Enablement Programs (FEP). Highlights 1. Sponsored Events and Seminars. Sabbaticals. fast-paced learning. Industrial visits through Spark. student project samples and other such learning resources that have been developed. India has become a global hub for IT services export and has witnessed exponential growth of employment opportunities. Campus Connect is an industry-academia collaboration program to align engineering student competencies with industry needs. The expected outcome of the conclave is for a large percentage of colleges committing to the Campus Connect program with a definitive implementation action plan. Quality manpower is essential to remain ahead of competition in the global market place. 2010 . Infosys.Program information Background The Information Technology industry is growing at a healthy rate with businesses heavily dependent on IT applications for their operations. The IT services industry is by nature. It is not uncommon that each of the major players are recruiting over 10. while serving their customers. Namely . practiced and perfected over the last 17 years.

Socializing and networking events 10. Topics covered include – Address by Infosys Management. Campaign management approach to event Program Announcement – September. Display of Campus Connect posters and banners 4. Formal communication of MOU. and students. Campaign management approach to event 8. Action plan presentations by work group leads 6. Infosys background presentations. Point-of-contacts. Address by College Management 6. Ideal industry-academia relationship. Pre-conclave orientation program 4. MOU review. Half day program 3. Highlights 1. 5.college faculty. Road show is initiated jointly by college and Infosys 2. Presence of college Alumni / Infoscions 8. College specific action planning and Familiarization with Campus Connect Portal resources.2. Workshop style participation 3. 2010 . Socializing and networking events 7. Campus Connect presentations to faculty and students 5. Campus Connect program offering. The expected outcomes of the road shows are student and faculty signing up to portal and various programs offered in the college. current realities of industry and institutions. Context setting by invited speakers. Plan announcement 7. Campus Connect portal demo 9. Core team and interfacing DC Campus Connect Road Shows The purpose of the Road Shows is to communicate value and benefits of the Campus Connect program to the partner.

Faculty Enablement Program (FEP) Campus Connect team periodically conducts Faculty Enablement Program (FEP) to train the partner college faculty on FP course delivery and industry oriented courses (e. Infosys background presentations and context setting by invited speakers 5. Real life case studies/ problem solving approaches 8. Programming & Testing. Mainframe systems. The expected outcome of the event is to plan actions out of these learning in respective colleges in areas of elective courses. Campaign management approach to event 15. Socializing and networking events 14. Building Enterprise Applications. Customized artifacts for Peer Enablement at colleges for Sustainability Program Announcement – September. Involves extensive pre-work by participating faculty 7. Problem Solving Techniques. The faculty experiences the training system. Event hosted and managed by Infosys or a partner college 2. Group photo 17. courseware and methodology as used at Infosys and hence is completely equipped to roll out the training program at their college. Five Foundational Computer Science courses: Introduction to Computer Systems. The purpose of the Faculty Enablement Program (FEP) is to bring together the multiple engineering college faculties under one roof to discuss the coverage of Foundation Program (FP). Highlights 1.). Operating system. Presentation of Participation Certificates 16. 2010 . Practitioners sessions 11. Workshop style participation 4. One week program 3. 12. to get an exposure to industry-oriented focus areas and plan actions for roll-out in respective colleges. Significance of tools and Industry tools exposure 9. student projects and applied research. Roll-out plan presentations by work group leads 13. Integrated project design and development 10.g. College specific FP roll-out action planning and familiarization with Campus Connect portal resources. Topics covered include – Address by Infosys management. etc. Relational Database Management Systems and sessions from practitioners 6. Typically. Business intelligence.

Spark is an extraordinary program that aims to raise the aspirations of students. rural institutes and Govt. Program Announcement – September. Typically one day event at Infosys DC campus for students and accompanying faculty members from Schools. Authored by Infosys project analysts/ leads 10. IT Infrastructure and industry applications 6. Highlights 1. Participation by Invitation only. Special batches for women. Infosys Spark Program is a one day exploratory program for students from different age groups and segments from high school to degree and engineering colleges of urban and rural areas. Event agenda customized to target audience and conducted by Infosys volunteers. Integrates quality and project management concepts 9. The documents are provided in MS word file formats that are easily downloadable from portal. learning environment. and faculty kit – providing validation inputs. No commitment needed to use the projects Industrial Visits . Highlights 1. Near. A group of nearly 50-200 students along with members of faculty visit nearest Infosys DC and spend 56 hours and observe the IT services delivery environment. Covers a wide variety of subjects including e-business. 3. 2010 . student kit – that provides guidelines. The components include system specifications.Spark The purpose of Student Industrial Visit is to demystify the image that students would have on the working of an IT business enterprise. institutes. Projects can be modified for implementation 5. services offered to global customers and learn about leading edge technologies through short lectures. Project evaluation sheet for faculty 8. Student and Faculty kits 4. The well planned event exposes them to corporate work culture. Free downloads 3.real-life projects simplified to suit academia 2. Degree colleges and Engineering Colleges 2. Involves usage of concepts from various FP modules to provide an integrated learning 7. 4.Student Project Bank The purpose of the Student Project Bank is to make available simple software project definitions suitable for pre-final / final year engineering project work. Infosys background.

Course outline and lesson plans 4. The duration of FP Rollout is now 55-65 contact (typically classroom) hours with dedicated 25-32 lab hours for Integrated Project development. Available for download and CD distribution Program Announcement – September. Programming & Testing e.Foundation Program (FP) Roll-out The core of the Campus Connect program is the Foundation Program Roll-out at the college premises. Operating Systems c.0 (inclusive of Client Server Concepts) along with process improvements from email based model to Portal based tracking.0 7. 9. Covers essential generic topics a. FP 3. Highlights 1. RDBMS 2. 2010 . Foundation Program 2. 3. This FP Courseware represents the Intellectual Property and experience of Infosys in training thousands of entry level engineers from heterogeneous backgrounds and disciplines to deliver worldclass projects to global customers. Introduction to Computer Systems b. Since the inception of Campus Connect. Problem Solving Techniques d. ONLINE assessment model is incorporated for FP certification 6. Revised certification policy for Foundation Program 3. Detailed description of Course Design 8.0. Integrated Project is the crucial component of FP 3.0 is the latest version of Foundation Program offered by Infosys Campus Connect in year 2009. Student notes 10.0 (comprised of 8 courses). Case studies.0 deployment process 5.0 offers a set of FIVE courses and Integrated Project along with newly incorporated ways of assessing students‟ performance. The enhancements on the Foundation Program offerings and processes are based on the changes in the Foundation Program at Infosys Global Education Centre and the feedback and inputs received from the Campus Connect Partner Colleges. The purpose of the FP Courseware is to provide a unique set of teaching aids. Campus Connect partner colleges have experienced Foundation Program 1. FP 3. consolidated training material to the college faculty to help them make students IndustryReady. Detailed presentations by lesson Assignments. Complete batch tracking using Campus Connect Portal only. Pre-test is included in the FP 3.

Highlights 1. Faculty member will work out of Infosys Development Centre (DC) for a term ranging from 2-3 months. Colleges will provide facilities 14.11. Currently applicable for India based partnering colleges 4. Recommended semesters to start are: 5th to 7th 13. full-time 2. Confidential and Proprietary to Infosys 12. The customized programs for the students. Infosys will host faculty for the project duration including travel and stay 6. The member of Faculty will be compensated for effort 10. The expected outcome of the sabbatical is an IT solution or approach that has a significant cost savings or significant performance improvement or significantly enhances solution attractiveness. FP Deployment guide 12. enables students to Program Announcement – September. Has definite Statement Of Work and Deliverables 7. Two-Three month long program 5. Outcome based learning approach is implemented for the industry – electives which are credit / non credit based courses in the curriculum. The member of Faculty needs to complete project. The sabbaticals are sponsored by Infosys. Typical batch size of 60-75 15. which are based on “learn and apply”. Preference is given to “Advanced” partner colleges who are already practicing Campus Connect Program Industry Electives The purpose of Industry electives is to co-design new academic courses in order to align the competencies set of students with future workplace demands. Associated with nearest Infosys DC. report and obtain sign-off 11. 2010 . Not specific to Infosys HQ 3. Project Assessment framework Faculty Sabbaticals The purpose of the Faculty Sabbaticals is to leverage the leading-edge technology knowledge of specialist faculty members to develop state-of-the-art industry solutions. NDA needed. Limited to one member of faculty per annum per college 9. Does not involve any training by Infosys 8.

Seminars conducted in the respective colleges 2. 1. Ownership and Implementation of the Industry . Internet and Web Technologies 3. The following electives have been successfully running by various universities/institutions across the country. Introduction to Aircraft / Automotive design of systems 6. The expected outcome of the seminars / webinars is a measurable increase in the ability of students to relate IT concepts to IT usage in business. Collaborative Syllabus Design. Content Aggregation. Soft skills Highlights 1. 5. Faculty Enablement for Rollout.Elective by the academia. 3. Fundamentals of Information Technology / Systems 2. 4. This also facilitates faculty to create learning channels with Industry. 2. Highlights 1. Rollout for identified streams / branches. Infosys will not fund college cultural festival etc. Road show collateral could be used 5. Typically half-day to full-day event 4. Building Enterprise Applications 7. 2010 .have special interest to round-up their general education. 7. Introduction to Mainframe systems 5. Event design and participation by regional Infosys DC 3. Technology Seminars / Webinars The purpose of the Technology Seminars / Webinars is to leverage the global projects‟ experience of Infosys to create awareness about the use of IT in different industries among students. Active participation of college faculty and Management 6. Facility to publicize on Campus Connect portal and update News Program Announcement – September. Business intelligence & its applications 4. Collaborative identification of key areas for development of Industry Electives. 6. This will also serve the purpose of keeping the faculty informed about the latest developments in the area of information technology usage.

Early planning and prior approval is essential 8.0 is called “STAR PRIME”. college should have Hall with proper audio. Highlights 1. College must acknowledge the sponsorship Soft Skills Program The purpose of the Soft Skills Program is to bridge the gap commonly noticed in engineering students in the areas of communication. students and college to continue applied research and utilize them in solving business problems. typically registration related 7. corporate and corporate work culture and so on. Articulation and Responsible. Team Work. The expected outcome of the sponsorship is the commitment of faculty. This is a program delivered in multiple modes.8. News published on Campus Connect portal 9. College Management to notify Infosys Campus Connect team 2. CC Soft Skills team has been integrated with the Global Business Finishing School (GBFS) team in Mysore. Infosys will part support for the conference. Under this program faculty and/or students whose research paper is selected for presentation in forthcoming reputed peer reviewed conference or industry forum will be provided financial assistance. Needs to be related to Computer Science / IT 3. This new CC Soft Skills Syllabus. STAR stands for Savvy. For Webinars. Business Communication Skills b. 2010 . Version 2. Regional DCs decide on number of events based on local capacity 9. speaker phone etc. Full details of conference/ forum needs to be known 4. The STAR PRIME syllabus contains the following modules: a. team work. This has helped leverage the research and content developed at GBFS and incorporate it into the syllabus that is rolled out in CC partnered colleges. Infosys will perform credential checks before acceptance 5. internet connection. Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills Program Announcement – September. Sponsorship subject to internal evaluation of benefits 6. Sponsorships for Research Paper Presentation The objective of the Sponsorship is to encourage faculty and/or students to enhance their learning in the field of Computer Science/ Information technology. One of the modes includes the collaboration with alliance partners at a cost.

. Colleges are being mapped w. the SS team has now begun the process of customizing the offering. Recommended semesters to start are: 3rd to 7th 7. colleges which are already strong in grammar are given the option of focusing on Communication Skills module. Group Discussions. After successfully launching the new SS syllabus “STAR PRIME V2. t their areas of need. Infosys endorsed curriculum and alliance partners to deliver 4. r. activity based learning followed by group / individual developmental assignments (DAs) by students 5. Presentations and Interviewing Skills e. For e. The assessment process is being strengthened by including Knowledge tests (K.Tests) along the lines of the tests in GBFS to further enhance the quality of the training delivered. This is in addition to the online English tests that have already been deployed. Campus to Company d. and those that already have a communication program as part of the syllabus utilize the other modules from STAR PRIME. Available for partner colleges in India 3. 2010 . Highlights 1. Fee based program delivered by experts in the field 2. Typical batch size of 45 .0”. Typically. Recommended spread of the program is over 4 months 6. Colleges will provide facilities 9.60 Program Announcement – September.c. The option of choosing a part of the offering has to be signed off both by the college SPOC and the SS anchor after due diligence. Entrepreneurship Skills.g. Colleges will work with alliance partners directly 8.

Program Governance Campus Connect is supported by strategic initiative governance model with well defined roles. In addition to this. IT Industry First and foremost is the alignment of the IT services needs with the college curriculum. Outstanding performance in the Infosys Screening Examination will also make such students eligible for early association with real-life projects. core processes and financial budget. Faculty The college will pass on the benefits received from Infosys to the involved persons including faculty as per the college norms. responsibilities. The following diagram illustrates the program team organization. Students The main benefit to the student is enhancing employability and increasing the industry readiness for the IT industry. Next. the college has been able to enhance the „Employability‟ of the students. for duration of two-three months in one of the Infosys‟ centres in mutually agreed areas. This includes case-studies. The faculty will receive an honorarium and a grant. faculty may be sponsored for sabbaticals at Infosys. 2010 . the students will have better exposure to industry requirements. prototype projects and similar teaching aids. if applicable. and other special opportunities. Industry partners directly benefit from this partnership with the availability of well-rounded engineering graduates who understand and are exposed to the software development process and collaborative work environment. The faculty involved will be provided with industry oriented artefacts for the respective courseware that they would be offering. Program Announcement – September. The College management is able to attract better students and faculty to the college because of its association with industry.Benefits and Incentives College First and foremost. In addition. The IT enterprises may benefit from reduced training time resulting from industry aligned curriculum and soft skills training. The college will get multiple opportunities / incentives based on the performance at the end of the program implementation.

Campus News & Events 4. Effective English 9. Banners are also available for display during Campus Connect events. Link to BITES e-portal Logo and Posters – Dedicated logo has been designed for branding the Campus Connect program. It hosts a variety of resources such as: 1. Student Projects 3. Volunteer Infoscions log-in 8. Skill UP (soft skills corner) 5. Program Announcement – September. Links to NPTEL Open Courseware 10. Newsletter 7.Communication and Promotion Campus Connect Portal – Campus Connect portal is the nodal point for program information delivery. Video Clips & Pictures – The core group has archived the key note addresses of the Infosys Management in various occasions. Tips and Tricks 6. 2010 . Presentations – Standard Campus Connect presentation is also available. FP courseware 2.

Finally. If the Institution is either Deemed or Autonomous. then they can opt for Industry Electives too. A variety of parameters are involved. This contains some points on the evaluation strategy at each milestone of the project. milestones. This is the courseware we use to prepare our new recruits for global “industry ready” standards. a) Seminars and faculty workshops for colleges: This will give an industry perspective to the faculty. 7. What kind of sabbatical projects are provided to the professors? Projects that require expert inputs and have some element in conceptualizing. What is “Campus Connect”? What are the objectives? Campus Connect program is an Infosys‟ program to help increase India‟s competitiveness in the knowledge economy. students have a good record. 2010 . defining and prototyping the solution. a prototype. enhance the pool of highly capable talent for growth requirements in the Information Technology (IT) space. references etc. 8. systems way of looking at hitherto discrete topics. The outcome may be a paper. there is a student‟s kit consisting of the templates to use for the project (requirements specification. or an analysis that has mutual value. What kind of help will be provided by Infosys for these projects? Program Announcement – September. b) Aligning the college curriculum with industry requirements and working with educational bodies for implementing it. What is the criteria to join the program? The exact criteria will change from time to time. database description. and also add to the intellectual content. the college should be a trend setter in the region. One is the project description document. Sabbaticals for the faculty c. What is the goal of Campus Connect? The goal of Campus Connect is to build a sustainable partnership with engineering education institutions for mutual benefits. Allowing industry visits by students of the college to Infosys campuses 6. The courseware adds to the existing college courseware and highlights the integrated. d) Sabbatical for Professors: Professors can pursue areas of research interest with us. c) Publishing Infosys courseware on the web: This will give students and faculty access to courseware designed by us. Sponsorship of events in the colleges d. 5. Facilitating to the faculty in order to introduce industry oriented courses b.Frequently Asked Questions 1. What are the components of a student project in the project-bank? There are three documents for a student project. giving details about the functional components. there is a faculty kit which is visible only for the faculty logins. test-plan etc). Then. How is Infosys making this exclusive for the participating colleges? a. Campus Connect aims at evolving a model through which Infosys and engineering institutions can partner for competitiveness. Technical seminars by expert Infoscions in their campuses e. Some of them are – the College should have good standards. 4. hardware/software requirements. What are some of the activities that Campus Connect initiates? A variety of programs are being implemented under the Campus Connect program. It is aimed at creating an effective means of backward integration into the supply chain by going into the college campuses from where the IT industry gets its people for its growth. 3. 2. Infosys should have been visiting the college in the past.

com Bhupesh_Deka@infosys. What is the Campus Connect portal for? The portal is an important element of this program.com TrupthiA_Narayan@infosys.com Hari_S@infosys. Program Contacts: Infosys Development Center Bangalore Bhubaneswar Infosys Point of Contact Anoop Singh Trupthi A Narayan Swati Jain Bhupesh Deka Nirmalya Chaudhuri Sumesh Khatua Manisha Neeraj Garg Anuradha Verma Renu Vadhvani Veerappaji Bittanakurike Shivanna Abhishek V Paul Srinagesh Chatarajupalli Sudheer Reddy K. 9.com Abhishek_Paul01@infosys.com Renu_Vadhvani@infosys.com Program Announcement – September.infosys. they can do so either through mails or through the discussion forum in the portal or over calls.The idea is to make the project descriptions and kits detailed enough for the students to carry on the project. Infosys will not be involved in those projects in the way of assistance.com Neeraj_Garg02@infosys. In general.com Veerappaji_S@infosys.com Sumesh_Khatua@infosys. program administration modules for college points-of-contact. evaluation etc.com Rithesh_Kumble@infosys.com Chandigarh Chennai Hyderabad Mangalore Mysore Pune Trivandrum Visit us http://campusconnect. It serves several purposes like providing Infosys courseware. However.com Swapnil_Pande01@infosys. if some volunteers Infoscion want to offer help to the students. monitoring. 2010 . Bhanu Prasad TV Rithesh Kumble Vani K N Soudamini Patil Swapnil Diwakar Pande Hari S.com Soudamini_Patil@infosys.com Manisha@infosys.com SudheerReddy_K@infosys. hosting important news and events related to the program. fostering discussion among the faculty/students/ infoscions through a discussion forum.com Venkata_Tolety@infosys. Email ID Anoop_Singh@infosys.com Vani_kn@infosys. providing student projects and sabbatical projects.com Nirmalya_Chaudhuri@infosys.com Srinagesh_C@infosys.com Anuradha_thakur@infosys.com Swati_Jain06@infosys.