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DU to impart skilled IT training to students

Started by sajiv, Jul 23, 2009, 09:16 PM

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DU to impart skilled IT training to students

Delhi University has tied up with HCL Infosystems, an information enabling company, to impart Information and Communication Technology training to students.

DU's Campus of Open Learning has introduced various short-term professional training programmes to bridge the skill-gap of its students. Under this endeavour, COL has signed a memorandum of understanding with HCL Infosystems for conducting cours es on ICT and web technology at its Centre for Professional and Technical Training at Keshav Puram in the Capital.

The tie-up aims at creating a new generation of skilled IT professionals who possess the industry perspective and practical understanding to become employable and productive.

As part of the agreement, HCL will offer three six-month programmes: Linux with Convergence Technologies Innovation, Web Development Using PHP, and Web Designing. The courses will be a combination of conceptual instruction and practical exposure for four months, followed by industry internship for two months.

"We believe that our students should be equipped with skills required by the industry; therefore these courses have been designed in consultation with members of the industry," says COL Director Savita Datta in a statement.

George Paul, executive vice-president of HCL Infosystems, claimed that HCL courses are designed to transform young students into "industry-ready professionals who are ready to take on ICT industry responsibilities without the need for any further training on the job".

According to the Officer on Special Duty at the Centre for Professional and Technical Training, Mamta Bhatia, registration for these courses is currently on and classes will begin next month.

Indira Gandhi National Open University has launched a new course -- MBA (Management Practices) -- in collaboration with Centum Learning Limited.

The course will ensure specialisation in six professional areas: telecommunication, sales and marketing, human resources, insurance, retail and banking. The programme is the outcome of an agreement inked between IGNOU and Centum Learning Limited early this year.

The new course targets new students as well as employed professionals who want to improve their career prospects by acquiring an MBA degree.

A joint coordination committee has been formed to decide on the curriculum, course content, fee structure and other related decisions.

Shahab Fazal, a Reader in the Department of Geography at Aligarh Muslim University, has been awarded the Canadian Government's Shastri Faculty Research Fellowship.

He would be visiting Montreal University in Canada to work on a research project titled "Livelihood transformation in the Montreal peri-urban interface".

Dr. Fazal is presently working on a major research project sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research.