CA Technologies announced the establishment of the Centre of Excellence (COE), to be housed in Chitkara University in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. As part of this collaboration, CA Technologies will be setting up the centre to help drive the adoption and awareness of CA Technologies solutions from the root level.
Under the agreement, Chitkara University will roll out CA Technologies programs, at the Undergraduate level. The programs would be embedded in various course schemes or as value add-ons to students. The institute will feature courses on CA Spectrum and CA Applogic in Computer Science/ IT/ Computer Application curriculum as either elective or as add-on courses. Experts from CA Technologies will train the faculty of the university on the CA curricula.
“This is a great opportunity for us to influence the growing minds of future IT professionals and future leaders,” said Sunil Manglore, vice president, CA Technologies, India. “In the present day scenario, where India has a pool of untapped potential, it is exciting for us to partner with an established institute like Chitkara University.
This move reinforces our commitment to developing an ecosystem that would ensure students gain proficiency and competitive advantage using leading edge technologies. This is just one step closer towards creating a brighter India.”
Founded in 1998, Chitkara University focuses on the pursuit of excellence in all fields of education and adheres to the highest standards of academic rigor in all its work. Leading in the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains, the university offers a combination of theoretical and applied computer science.
This results in the creation of exciting, secure, scalable, highly effective and innovative solutions in an extremely responsive agile manner. Learning institutions such as Chitkara University are building a remarkable pool of talent for the Indian software industry.
“As CA Technologies is a global leader of IT management software and solutions, demand is increasing in the market place for professionals with this expertise. We are responding by expanding our enablement strategy to include Academic institutions such as Chitkara University.
Through our partnership with Chitkara, we will provide award winning training and certification to better prepare stuents for a career in IT as well as career advancement in the areas of Network Management and Cloud Computing,” said Darren Reid, senior vice president, Services for Asia-Pacific & Japan and Global Delivery at CA Technologies.
“Chitkara University produces self-confident, well-equipped, job-ready graduates. We have established an unassailable reputation for very strong on-campus recruitment on the sheer virtue of our intensive focus on making all our graduates ‘industry-ready’. We aim to provide resources to succeed in tomorrow’s changing global job market and are committed to help our students attain a position best suited to their long term career goals.
Our degree programs focus on both academic and professional training. Collaboration with CA Technologies will facilitate our learning-centric teaching approach, which lays emphasis on enhancing knowledge, skills and understanding through practical experience”, said Dr. Madhu Chitkara, vice chancellor, Chitkara University.
With this focus, CA Technologies aim to qualify and cultivate over 200 students from the university in the 2012-2013 academic term.
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