Mumbai: IT firm Tech Mahindra on Friday said it has inked agreements with five Indian universities to impart industry skills in IT Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) to students.
The program aims at creating a pool of resources to meet the demand across various facets of the IMS segment, Tech Mahindra said in a statement.
"Recognising the need for a veritable talent pool for the infrastructure managed services globally, Tech Mahindra and select Indian universities come together to develop future ready talent for a connected world of great opportunities," Tech Mahindra Executive Vice Chairman Vineet Nayyar said.
The programme aims to facilitate students to be fully prepared to meet industry requirements with the right level of skills and aptitude.
"The IMS Academy has successfully graduated several students since its inception in 2011 in Hyderabad and with this MoU, we now take a giant leap by collaborating with the Universities through the launch of our second cloud-based Academy," Tech Mahindra Senior Vice President Shrikant Vaze said.
The Academy at Chandigarh now will leverage 'Megh' - Tech Mahindra's Cloud content delivery platform.
The courses under this initiative cover the entire spectrum of IT operations, network operations and cyber security. 'Megh' has a designed capacity to train over 5,000 associates.
The global infrastructure management services segment is expected to grow exponentially, and in order to ensure India maintains its edge in helping meet this requirement, it is imperative to have a ready pool of skilled resources.
As a step in this direction, Tech Mahindra is supporting universities in the country by providing training material, faculty from the industry and simulation lab exercises, it said.
The course curriculum is created with a focus on developing expertise in various domains of IT Infrastructure Management Services, it added.
First Published: Friday, August 2, 2013, 15:37