EMC to set up 100 Centers of Academic Excellence in India this year

EMC India is planning to set up 100 Centers of Academic Excellence – at leading IT institutes — in the country in 2015.

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“Big data, cloud, mobility and analytics are the pillars of information technology for any organization which has opened new opportunities across industries. While the potential is massive – right skills, a laser-sharp focus, and a passion for continuous learning and adaptation are a must to thrive in the digital universe of tomorrow,” said Alok Srivastava, senior director, EMC Education Services.


These Centers of Academic Excellence will provide skills in areas of Cloud, Data Science, Analytics, IT Infrastructure and other technologies.

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

As per an EMC Zinnov study, the private cloud industry alone in India is expected to create 100,000 jobs by 2015 from 10,000 in 2011 and the demand is unlikely to be met. The EMC Academic Alliance initiative aims to bridge the skill-gap in a changing IT environment and prepare students for better employability.

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.

This initiative plans to benefit about 50,000 students in 2015 alone and provide a ready workforce of the future.

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