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IBM to start career-oriented programmes for Northeast students

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, May 17: The Kaziranga University in collaboration with Intertiol Business Machines (IBM), is all set to introduce IBM’s Career Oriented Programmes for the students of Northeast India.

The initiative has been introduced by Philip Tasker, Program Director, IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG) University Program, POWER Academic Initiative Lead, STG, IBM on Tuesday at Kaziranga University during an interaction with the faculty and students of the university along with Lalit Yagnik, Co- Founder and CEO, Skill Gap Solution Former Technical Director Head, IBM (Asia Pacific), Singapore. This will be the first of its kind in this region where a leading global IT company will start its technological programmes for the IT students of NE.

Speaking at the occasion, Tasker said, “We are excited about our association with Kaziranga University. IBM and Kaziranga University will certainly make contribution in the progress of the region.” Yagnik also said, “This programme will be a catalyst in bringing up standards of IT and ITS applications which is highly needed, now that Guwahati has been med as a smart city.”

IBM has designed the course and the course delivery will be jointly done by Kaziranga University faculties and resource persons from IBM and its approved partners. This kind of programme will increase the opportunity for bright IT students from Northeast to get high-end jobs in IBM or its clients companies. A student who undergoes this programme will have the advantage of being three years ahead at the entry level. This programme will prepare a student to work on latest software and practices of IBM.

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