When skills are put to test

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When skills are put to test

EARNEST ATTEMPT: The IGIAT team from Visakhapatnam.

While in college, the best way to test your skills and aptitude is by participating in a competition – a platform that judges your ability to apply your learning and have it judged by an expert. Cisco’s third consecutive National Skills Competition that was conducted on August 18, 2010, aimed to do just that. It brought together students from its several networking academies across the country to compete through a virtual test for the zonal level. The winners of the  skills competition will represent India in the APAC competition to be held this October. Winners of the final round will get an opportunity to spend a week in the US at the CISCO office, visit  Silicon Valley and meet two of the top management officials at CISCO.

“I am excited and nervous about this competition. Winning the first round is a big deal for me,” says Kiram M from IGIAT, Visakhapatnam.

The three teams that qualified for the next round were teams from IGIAT Visakhapatnam, Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore and Engineering College, Bikaner. They will represent India at the SAARC Skills Competition, which will be conducted in September, and the winner will represent India at the world final scheduled for October 28, 2010. “We have been taught and trained to use the latest technology in the classroom all this while. The competition was the perfect ground to put these skills to test,” says Girish Kumar Chouhan (24), team captain of Engineering College, Bikaner.

All winners of the contest consider themselves lucky to have inched closer to the final prize.

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