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EMC to set up 100 centres of academic excellence in India

The Times of India:  February 13, 2015

Chennai: IT storage solutions company EMC Corporation plans to establish 100 centres of academic excellence in India this year.

These centres of academic excellence will be set up in leading IT institutes across the country to give students an opportunity to learn and practise key skills in the areas of cloud, data science, analytics, IT infrastructure and other leading technologies, a statement from the company has said.

Through its Academic Alliance initiative, EMC will offer the technical expertise, resources and study materials required for setting up the centres.

Fast-paced increase in demand has resulted in a massive shortfall of skilled industry-ready professionals.

The private cloud industry alone is expected to create 100,000 jobs in India by 2015 from 10,000 in 2011 and the demand is unlikely to be met.

The EMC Academic Alliance initiative aims at bridging the skill-gap in a rapidly changing IT environment and prepare students for better employability. As a part of the initiative, EMC will invite leading IT institutes from across the country to collaborate and establish these academic centres of excellence.

EMC will be providing training to the faculty of these institutions on a 'no cost' basis and access to the 'open courses' from the EMC Education Services.

The centre of academic excellence will provide students with hands on sessions exposing them to real life work environments. In addition, the access to white papers, study material and other resources along with regular sessions by subject matter experts will provide a holistic development to the students and prepare them for the new roles emerging in the IT industry.

This initiative plans to target about 50,000 students in 2015.

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