About Career Facilitation Center

 

Fergusson College (autonomous), Pune
Career Facilitation Centre(CFC)

 

“To promote knowledge based and technology-driven start-ups by harnessing young minds and their innovation potential in an academic environment”

The CFC was initiated in the early 90’s as “Training and Placement Cell” basically meant for providing industrial interface and assistance in placements for computer science programmes. Later on, exponential growth was seen in the number and extent of activities carried out under this Cell. The Cell started getting projects from industries and gradually it evolved as strong support system in terms of training and placements of students.

At the sametime, the number of academic programmes of College increased with addition of biotechnology, environmental science, microbiology, computer applications and recently data science. Since then,  number of interactions with industries has increased four fold with focus on skill development of students, research and development, industrial training, internships and campus to corporate programs.In view of all these essential prerequisites, all the activities have been clubbed together under the umbrella of “Career Facilitation Center”.

With new dimensions of teaching-learning and changing scenario of higher education globally, the College introduced Certificate course in “Intellectual property Rights” (IPR) and recently an extra credit course in ‘Entrepreneurship Development” has been introduced for post graduate students in collaboration with Wadhwani Foundation, Bangalore.


Many reputed national and multinational companies visit our institution for campus recruitment annually because of competent and outcome based curriculum, internships as part of their curriculum and students attitude towards learning. On an average, 75 to 80% of eligible students are placed. Some of the companies/ industries regularly visiting the campus are as follows:

Tata Consultancy Services, Amazon, Tech Mahindra ,Google , Infosys Technologies, L&T Infotech, Wipro Technologies, Capgemini, Accenture, Persistent System Ltd., Amazon, DeloiteZS Associates, Symantec, Veritas, Yardi,SAP, Omnicient, Avaya, FIS, Amdocs, Lupin Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals, Sunpharma, Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Genova Biopharmaceuticals, Intas Biopharmaceuticals, Syngene International,Antham Biosciences, Auregene, Cipla, Dr. Reddys Laboratory , Innovasynth, Crests, Cactus Communication, XpansionEvolvus, Enzene Biosciences and TUV Nord.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) is being promoted in the college to develop institutional mechanism to create entrepreneurial culture in Science and Technology.

Objectives of CFC

  • To channelize the knowledge and the energy of youth towards becoming active partners in the economic development process.
  • To catalyze and promote development of knowledge-based and innovation-driven enterprises and promote employment opportunities amongst youth specially students.
  • To inculcate a culture of innovation driven entrepreneurship.
  • To act as an institutional mechanism for providing various services including information on all aspects of enterprise building to budding S&T entrepreneurs.

Functions of CFC

  • To motivate, support and mentor students for identification, development and commercialization of their innovative ideas.
  • To initiate targeted number of innovative student projects each year for new product development.
  • To organize Business Plan Competitions / Innovation Camps / Hackathons with active involvement of industry and alumni.
  • To guide and assist prospective entrepreneurs on various aspects such as preparing project reports, obtaining project approvals, loans and facilities from agencies of support system, information on technologies, etc.
  • To arrange interaction with entrepreneurs, bankers, professionals, potential customers and create a mentorship scheme for student innovators.
  • To facilitate creation of Entrepreneur's Club / E-Cells in the college to foster culture of entrepreneurship amongst students.

Sr. No.
             Name
1. Dr. Ravindrasinh Pardeshi Principal
2. Dr. Nitin Kulkarni Vice Principal
3. Smt. Swati Joglekar Vice Principal
4. Dr. G. P. Singh Senior vice-president at lupin limited
pharmaceuticals
Industry Expert
5. Dr.Himanshu Gadgil CSO, Enzene Biosciences
Industry Expert
6. Major Vishal Karad Head, Training and Development
EMCURE Pharmaceuticals
Industry Expert
7. Dr. Samir Terdalkar Coordinator, IQAC and Mentor
8. Dr. Ashish Yengantiwar Academic and Research Coordinator
9. Shri. Prasad Shukhla Department of Animation/ B.Voc.
10. Dr. Poonam Deshpande Department of Biochemistry
11. Dr. Kirti Chintamani Department of Biochemistry
12. Dr. Sanket Tembe Department of Biotechnology
13. Dr. Kiran Fulzele Department of Biochemistry
14. Dr. Ketaki Vaidya Department of Botany
15. Smt. Anuradha Wagh Department of Chemistry
16. Dr. Sonalika Pawar Department of Chemistry
17. Dr. Abhijeet Papalkar Department of Chemistry
18. Smt. Uma Madje Department of Computer Science
19. Smt. Swati Satpute Coordinator - Data Science
20. Smt. Panchasheela Kamble Department of Electronic Science
21. Shri. Amir Mulla Department of Environmental Science
22. Dr. Shardool Thakur Department of English
23. Dr. Ishita Ghosal Department of Electronics
24. Smt. Jaya Gadgil Department of French
25. Shri. Aneesh Soman Department of Geology
26. Shri. Sunil Howal Department of Mathematics
27. Dr. Manaswi Gurjar Department of Microbiology
28. Dr. Suneeti Gore Department of Microbiology
29. Smt. Saylee Darvekar Department of Microbiology
30. Dr. Sheetal Ruikar Department of Psychology
31. Dr. Kailash Sapnar Department of Physics
32. Smt. Charuta Dabir Department of Statistics
33. Smt. Nandini Kotharkar Department of Biotechnology,
Coordinator, CFC
cfc@fergusson.edu
34. Smt. Anjali Naik Department of Computer Science
Overall Training and Placement Coordinator
email: placements@fergusson.edu