Career Development Centre (CDC) is a part of Student Placement Office, which provides a platform
to the students to enhance and groom their outer and inner self to convert themselves into a complete
professional. CDC helps students to become aware about various career opportunities and assist them
to take informed decisions about their careers.
The mission of CDC is to be a catalyst in the development
of students to become leaders in a technologically based
global ambience. It organizes several activities on
communication, people & life skills, helps students in
discovering and clarifying career choices, and guides them
on how to manage their careers effectively. CDC also
assists the students for effective representation of
themselves, conversation in groups; sharpen the aptitude
and ability of formal interaction that will provide them the
foundation for a lifetime of career success.
The Institute organizes several workshops, which
deals with the personal and professional growth of
the students such as “Time Management and Goal
Setting”, “Follow Your Dreams” etc. Besides this,
the Institute also invites several eminent
personalities in variety of fields to address the
students to provide global picture beyond their
curriculum, such as “India as a World Power:
Potential & Realities” by Prof. Rajmohan
Gandhi, “A Writer's Journey” by Prof. Chitra
Banerjee, “Career Development for IIT students” by Prof. Ravi Bhaskaran etc.
A two-day career workshop was organized for the third-year students focusing on the issues related to opting
different career paths after their undergraduate studies.
Several other activities like “Resume Making”, “Mock
Aptitude Tests”, “Mock Interviews”, “Are you ready for
the change?” were also part of the workshop. The
workshop also had external speakers (IIT Kanpur young
alumni), who talked about their personal experiences and
their success stories.
In order to instill the principles of personality
development in the students, we have established a
library at CDC. The CDC library is unique in its
sense as it contains books that speak volumes of
time management, life-stories of distinguished
personalities and interactive learning through
audio and video CDs/DVDs.