At the core of our need to ‘give back to BITS and to the local communities’ lies our belief in creating self-reliance among the lesser privileged. The various initiatives and projects may have focussed a little more on financial independence, however, underlying end-results for all participants have also been lessons in self-confidence, independent decision making and setting simple life-goals.
This program ensures continuous group life insurance for the entire BITS Pilani Mess Workers’ community, helping many families receive LIC claims in the unfortunate event of the demise of a primary wage earner.
The new Swayamshakti centre aims to inculcate entrepreneurial spirit among rural women of Pilani by training them with professional stitching techniques. It is equipped with various types of sewing machines for jhukki, peeko, rafu and embroidery. Examination and Certification for training the women has been done by Singer India. PARC alumni and Nirmaan volunteers are involved in this venture.
Women trained: 100+
The Youth Employment Program run by the TCS Foundation had a successful inception in Pilani in 2022-23 with the active support of PARC. The 90-hour program is designed to provide all-round training to college students with the intention of making them fit for employment by TCS itself, as well as, other associated organizations.
The Smt. Indramani Mandelia College in Pilani was the first college where YEP was implemented and is currently running successfully. Rakesh PG College and M K Saboo PG College joined the program later. All 3 colleges have been very happy with the outcome. PARC with the support of the Student Team volunteers has organised a few Rozgar Melas to promote the Youth Employment Program among students attending college in and around Pilani. While working on increasing the reach of the program within Pilani, PARC is also attempting to include colleges in the Churu District and the Surajgarh block.
Students enrolled: 250
Completed training program: 207
Students passed written exam: 137
Placed by TCS: 82
This 3-month residential program, certified by The Taj Group of Hotels, involves training rural youth for employment in the hospitality sector. They are trained in the F&B and the Housekeeping sectors by PRATHAM. Lodging and boarding is provided at PARC for the trainees.
A mock restaurant and bar, as well as, hotel room and bathroom are set up at PARC to provide hands on experience. The trainees are also exposed to regular lectures by the BITS faculty
Most graduates of the training program immediately find jobs at star hotels. Taj Group of Hotels has employed hundreds of graduates from this program.
Candidates trained: 2283
Candidates employed: 2001