India’s fast-growing youth population has long been dubbed its demographic dividend. However, a lack of skilling and training leaves much of this population unemployable.

Skilling, therefore, is the need of the hour; a need that is reflected in the policies and programmes on skill development that the Central Government is currently putting in place. These include re-skilling and up-skilling initiatives that are expected to pick up pace and scale.


Sensing this urgent need for skilling, the Ramaiah Group has launched a series of quality skill development initiatives that seek to not only train novices but also upgrade the skills of experienced professionals.
To learn more about the skilling initiatives undertaken by our individual institutions, click the links below.


    1. Short Course On Critical Care Nursing

      This course aims to update the knowledge and skill of staff nurses working in critical care units of tertiary care hospitals.

    2. Induction And Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Programmes For Nurses

      Induction programmes are conducted for newly-appointed staff nurses of the Ramaiah Hospitals. During these programmes, they are provided with detailed information about all aspects of nursing care and competency requirements. Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) programmes are also conducted periodically to enhance the knowledge and skill of the staff nurses in the fast-changing healthcare sector.

    3. Capacity Building And Training For Industry Nurses

      The TATA Trust has recognised the Institute of Nursing Education & Research as a centre of excellence in capacity building and training for the TATA group of nurses working in their coffee plantations in Hassan and Coorg.

    4. Health Care Aide (HCA) Programme

      Given the rise in occurrence of chronic diseases and an increasing elderly population, there is an urgent need to train individuals as efficient yet compassionate healthcare assistants. Recognising this need, the HCA Programme seeks to train individuals who have successfully completed Class 8, to help them become certified healthcare assistants. These individuals can then find well-paying job opportunities in hospitals, old age homes and home healthcare agencies.

  • Advanced Learning Center

  • The Advanced Learning Center (ALC) was established with the aim of enhancing the skills of those who care for human life at its most fragile, by offering them opportunities for continuous learning.
    Medical interns, nurses under training as well as full-fledged professional surgeons and doctors are direct beneficiaries of the ALC. Beyond Ramaiah personnel, staff from other hospitals and the medical community at large benefit from the institution’s implant validation programmes and frequent workshops.

    The two operational labs are:

    • The Medical Skills Lab
    • The Cadaveric Research and Training Unit

    The Medical Skills Lab has a large number of mannequins as well as simulated units for training undergraduates, post-graduates and nursing students. It is also the venue for conducting Trauma Life Support courses as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses.

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  • The Medical College offers students the opportunity to participate in the Community Orientation Programme (COP), whose aim is to strengthen community-based teaching for undergraduate medical students.

    Sound medical skill alone is not sufficient to be a good doctor. Empathy and compassion towards the patient, as well as an understanding of his background and living conditions are essential to the practice of medicine.

    The COP sensitises medical students to the realities of urban and rural issues. It helps them learn about the customs, traditions and culture of their patients to better understand their health problems. An offshoot of the Department of Community Medicine, the programme was started in the year 2004. It enables participation from 150 Medical College students and 50 Dental College students, every year.


  • In-house training and external skill development programmes are conducted at the Restoration Hospital for doctors and therapists to continuously upgrade their skills. The programmes include two types of training: Continuing Medical Education and Job-Specific Training.

    Therapists play a crucial role in the process of healing in Ayurveda and as such, it is crucial that they are equipped to provide patients with compassionate, safe and efficient treatment.

    Their training includes:

    • Identification of raw drugs and preparation of different types of medicines
    • Understanding basic structures of the body
    • Understanding the precautions to be taken during treatments
    • Practical demonstration and training on specific procedures
    • Skilling in language, etiquette, patient interaction, housekeeping and hygiene
    • First Aid training and basic nursing skills

  • Students are given free coaching by prominent and experienced persons from the corporate world, to enable them to acquaint themselves to the current corporate requirements. The institute not only celebrates the power of knowledge, cultivates vision and encourages new ideas, but also inculcates human values and builds awareness about the self as well as the society around us.

    The Training & Placement Cell prepares students for interviews at prospective workplaces. Careful and systematic preparation is initiated and sustained, with practical and theoretical inputs.


  • In line with the Skill India Initiative (SII) of the Central Government, the Polytechnic along with Godrej Appliances, trains students in the servicing of air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines. Since 2012, the initiative has trained more than 45 candidates, many of whom are successfully employed, while the rest have opted to start their own service centres.

    The Apparel Design and Fabrication Technology Department has trained women, in particular housewives, and has suitably equipped them to find employment.

    The Polytechnic has also started an Innovation Club with the objective of designing and developing working modules of systems to cater to the needs of BESCOM, Traffic Management and Healthcare Community Services. They are also in the process of setting up e-learning centres for schools in rural areas.


  • Practical & Transferable Skill Development

    To realise the Skill India Initiative, the University has established the Directorate of Training and Lifelong Learning (DTLLL). This Directorate develops and delivers Skill Development Programmes including vocational programmes for the University students, alumni, industry associates and youth as per the dynamic requirements of industry and business.

    Specific programmes are offered to train fresh graduates to make them industry ready and also practising professionals to upgrade their technical and managerial knowledge and skills. Seminars, workshops and proficiency courses are also offered.

    The University coordinates with industries to define and design user-oriented postgraduate courses to meet their specific requirements.

    In addition, the University has created the Directorate of Transferable Skills Leadership Development to train students on Transferable Skills / Capability Skills.

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