With more than two decades of experience in Information
Technology and leadership roles, it is our observation that, to
transform India in technical excellence, the need of the hour is to
improve employability of engineering students. It is with this
objective, we- a group of like minded and passionate individuals, are
stepping in to apply our experience to improve the situation.
As per many surveys and statistics, employability of
engineering students is floating between 20% to 30%. This trend is
impacting multiple sections like, parents, students, industry and
Team with experience in IT:
With experience of interviewing hundreds of students at campus and
experience of association with fresh graduates in their first jobs, we
did comprehensive root cause analysis and identified areas to address
the same. We also held discussions with faculty and students to design
the full proof solution.
To enable students to realize their potential and transform it
towards employability within 4 years, we named our organization to be
We believe, this name will help them to register a thought in
their minds of a positive outlook for the 5th year once they graduate
from the college.
Job Readiness Index:A unique offering from 5th Year is Job Readiness Index. A simple framework with 12 parameters, to enable students to self assess the employability level.These 12 parameters with varied weightage covers spectrum of requirements toward fair chances of employability. At the web site of 5th Year, any student can enter actual value against the target value for each parameter and check the JRI. This helps to students to where to focus to improve employability.
End-to-end requirements of Industry:
Our program will offer engineering students end-to-end and real
time understanding in the streams like Technical, Process, Analytical,
Personal and Customer, etc.
8 modules in 8 quarters of 2nd and 3rd years:
We designed a program of industry orientation with 8 modules to
be run in 2nd year and 3rd years, so that students can successfully
face the first interview in their 4th year of college education.
This is cost-effective model with pleasant journey in 2nd and 3rd years.
After B.Tech, students are spending minimum 6 months to get trained
before getting job in to small or medium organization. This is costing
around 50 to 60 thousands, towards hostel fee, training fee, travel
5th Year is going charge around the same, which have to paid over 2
years, in every quarter. This is a pleasant journey with ample time in
2nd and 3rd years.
Our vision is to extend this program for graduates of all streams and
help them to be in their dream job as soon as they complete graduation.