Palium- an Ace venture for the corporate and individual Professionals to acquire Superlative Skill Development Training
About the Company
Information and Technology has evolved into a key success factor for corporates and individuals. Its share of services has grown significantly and career options have grown tremendously. Palium has focused on this sector to grow into a Corporate training player. To assert the notion, Palium has remarkably contributed its part in the arena. Palium Software Services Private Limited is the official name of the organization, and registered under the Ministry of Company Affairs. The venture offers Training expertise, Consulting, and Staffing services to the aspirants. Training services are delivered under the brand name of Palium Skills®– a registered trademark of the company. Palium was registered and incepted in 2012 to provide the exemplary services.
Palium Skills® has emerged as a ‘Top Quality Corporate Training Provider’ within a very short span of time, which renders skill enhancement trainings to corporates, institutes, and individuals. These trainings are conducted at client locations or at its learning centers across India. It focusses on superlative quality of training service attracts a plethora of domestic and International professionals to enroll in the company’s fast-track and regular skill enhancement courses. Ace trainers from the company often fly down to deliver International trainings at cities like Colombo, Muscat and Kuwait City. Besides, they also deliver online trainings for global participants from Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.
The prominent personalities behind the superlative organization are Saurabh Pal, Barindra De, and Shrabana Pal.
Saurabh is an IT Professional with more than 25 years of experience in IT Services and Project Management in India, Middle East, UK, and USA having honed his skills at PwC, IBM and other global MNCs. His expertise lies in Project Management and IT Service Management domains. Due to his vast knowledge he isa key faculty member who renders qualitative training to corporates. He was working in a cozy job in Silicon Valley in USA before being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and returning to India and starting this venture.
Barindra is the person in charge of Business Development Activities and has been associated with the organization since its infancy, and is the key person who interacts with corporates and other entities. He has gathered a paramount Marketing experience working with MNCs like Philips and Anderson Printing. He is also in-charge of the Salt Lake Center.
Shrabanahas a background of Commerce and Accounting domain. She is responsible for Accounting, back-office support and administration activities. She is also in-charge of the South Kolkata center. After work, she is busy with her family and grooming and guiding her 2 young daughters through their growing years.
Palium is associated with a multitude of corporates such as Adani Wilmar, ITC, Braithwaite, CESC, CMS, Conacent, Crescent Foundry, Dalmia Bharat, Electrosteel, Exide Industries, Fenesta Glass, Flaktwoods, Goodricke Group, Haldia Energy Limited, Hindustan Copper, Hitachi HiRel, Hindusthan Steelworks, JUSCO, MACO Corporation, Mallcom Private Ltd., North Odisha Chamber of Commerce, , Oracle University, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, SAIL, SREI, Syndicate Bank, Taj Group of Hotels,Texmaco, Times Group, Voltas, and a growing number of corporate houses.
Palium has an engagement with a bevy of colleges; it imparts trainings to colleges such as Raffles Millenium International, KL University’s Business School, Pune Institute of Business Management, Bhartia Vidya Bhavan, ASM College of Engineering, IMERT, CCCT, SITCOE, KM Vasudevan Pillai College, HOCET, RAIT and Usha Rama Reddy College of Engineering.
The company also delivers training in partnership with Oracle Corporation. Expanding the horizons, On the international front, it has delivered training to Austrian Development Authority in Bhutan, Bangladesh Biman, Sri Lanka Telecom, Colombo, Kuwait Stock Exchange, Kuwait Oil Company, Haya Water, Ministry of Defence in Oman, and the list goes on.
On the societal forefronts, the company contributes on a yearly basis to charitable organizations like Bharat Sevashram Sangha. It also offers technical training to individuals from an economically challenged background, at a discount or minimal cost. The next step in the noble cause is to form a Foundation and helps the poorer section of society by offering them food and medical facilities at affordable rates.
For an existence of the organization, workforce is an integral part of the company, and acts as a pilot. It is the liability of an organization to keep its employees’ content,happy and motivated. In Palium, employees are provided utmost independence, so that they can take decisions in the best interest of the company. Henceforth, it gives a sense of ownership and belongingness. Additionally, to appreciate and recognize the contribution of employees and trainers, the company organizes annual events where faculty members and employees are recognized for their contribution.
The prime focus of the company is to provide excellent trainings to customers through an exuberant team of experienced trainers. The venture’s core mantra is, “We promise what we deliver and we deliver what we promise.
The current market trends are towards online training and flexible timings as per their availability. Palium also facilitates the trainers to achieve advanced skills in emerging domains like Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Cloud Computing.
According to Palium, Skill Development is an indispensable initiative taken by the government at both central and state levels. However, it focuses more on delivering low cost trainings, but the quality cannot be ensured at low cost. For the betterment of startups, there should be a reduction in GST rates for skill development, so that it can become more affordable for everyone because ultimately costs are borne by the people at large.
Entrepreneur’s interests apart from work
As our economy is advancing, people are becoming robots more or less by working 8-9 hours continuously in air-conditioned cubicles. To switch off from this hectic life style, one needs to engage in activities apart from work.
Entrepreneurs’ of Palium are interested in reading, community service, browsing, and studying about other startups. Adding to it, work makes them to travel on a regular basis which gives an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate their souls.
To spend quality time with family, they have made a point to go on a vacation once every year coinciding with the term break of the kids. They have explored a number of places together such as Andaman – Port Blair & Havelock, Malaysia, and Singapore.
For inspiration, they look at the people in service industries to understand the key areas of development. Interacting with renowned corporates helps them to understand what they are doing wrong, and where they need to improve and focus the energies.
The most influential person in Saurabh’s life, who is a director of Palium, is his father, who constantly motivates him for his hard work, and keeps driving him to achieve higher objectives. His father had started from a very humble position in the then Caltex company and over the years rose to retire as a DGM,
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