A free training programme on 'Electrical House Wiring' for the educated unemployed youth has been organised by the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) at its Azara campus, from 27th November to 2nd December, 2017. Fourteen participants from Azara, Jalukbari, Sonapur, Kamalpur, Baihata Chariali, Bongara and Mirza, having qualifications ranging from 9th standard pass to graduation, has been trained with necessary technical skills related to the subject area with the aim of helping them to become self-employed. The free training programme, organized under the banner of University's social commitment programme – Swabalamban, was sponsored by a group of ex-AECians coming together to contribute in the name of 'Debabrata Barman Memorial Fund'.
The resource persons of the prommame were veteran electrical engineering trainer Mr. Arun Kumar Senapoty, Senior Assistant Professor of the department Mr. Biramjit Goswami, along with Mr. Pankaj Roy and Mr. Sushil Kumar Minj.
Speaking on the inauguration of the programme, the director of School of Technology, Prof. Manoranjan Kalita mentioned about the objective of the 'Swabalamban' programme as to empower the youth of the nearby areas of the university with the technical skills, by sharing the available resources of the university, and thereby making them self employed. He also mentioned about the unique commitment the university has towards the development of the society, by imparting free education as well as skill development training to the poor and the needy. It's noteworthy to mention that since its inception, ADBU has been providing free education as well as skill development training to hundreds of youth of its neighbourhood.
In the second phase of Swabalamban-2017, the departments of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering & Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Social Work of Assam Don Bosco University are going to organize free training program on 'Design of Solar Powered Chargeable LED Lamps', 'DTP & PC Maintenance and Welding' and 'Fitting & Blacksmithy for Mechanical Fabrication', starting from 5th December 2017.