MIST – MICA Integrated Skills Training Programme:
The coveted MICA Integrated Skills Training program was born with a simple objective of solving a big problem of today’s education, to be employment ready, when students graduate. Designed and delivered by leading Leadership and Management professionals of Fortune 500 companies, the MIST program strives to develop skills beyond the curriculum.
The litmus test of any skill development program is the successful placement of accredited participants. MICA is proud to acknowledge several of our first batches of MIST students that were recruited from campus by world-class companies like Ernst & Young, IBM and others. Not only has this program delivered successful placements on campus, it has also prepared students to achieve higher educational standards across the world through higher studies.
The effectiveness of the curriculum is attributed to the continuous improvement of content and delivery methods. MIST training is characterized by experiential methods of learning such as on-the-job training and in-the-field-activities like work camps, discussions, debates, simulation, business games and internships. Students are set in a collaborative and competitive environment and learn from each other through exposure to authentic, complex, real-life problems.
Furthermore, learning is made more ‘meaningful’, since it is an intentional, active, conscious, and constructive and includes reciprocal intention-action-reflection activities. Various forms of assessment are used to evaluate students’ improvements and to define their career/training paths.
MIST has two components namely: 1. MIST Co-Curricular and 2. MIST Extra-Curricular
|MIST Co-Curricular||MIST Extra – Curricular|
|Common Proficiency Test (CPT) Training||Soft Skills and Communication Training|
|Tally ERP 9.0 Training||Sessions on Current Business News awareness|
|Sessions on Case Study analysis||Target Placement Training – Session to focus on Résumé writing, Aptitude test training, Group discussions, personal interviews, Psychometric tests.|
|CCC Sessions – Create Conceptual Clarity sessions||Encouragement to participate in competitions, workshops, seminars, fests.|
|TIA Sessions – Think, Interact, Apply sessions to improve application skills of students.||Participating and hosting Sports events like Football, Hockey, Basketball, Kabaddi and Cricket.
Club activities to identify and hone life skills
Akila Raju is the Chief Architect of the MIST program and is actively seeking to expand the effectiveness of the MIST program and take it to the next level. She has over 15 years of rich experience mentoring and guiding next generation leaders in the corporate world. Akila was previously associated with prestigious firms like Goldman Sachs for many years developing key talent.
Akila is assisted by in-house MIST coordinator Ramacharan who is a management faculty member with corporate exposure.