EMC ties with B.V. Bhoomaraddi College

By : |September 16, 2008 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: EMC, the world leader in Information Infrastructure Solutions has announced the signing of an agreement, under the EMC Academic Alliance Program, between B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology (BVBCET) in Hubli, Karnataka, and its subsidiary, EMC (Benelux) B.V. SARL. Under this program, B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology, Karnataka will offer a course in Information Storage and Management technology to its students. The course is being offered to the students since July 2008. So far, EMC has forged alliances with over 100 education institutions in India reaching out to 5000 plus students.

As part of the EAA, B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology, Karnataka  will receive vendor agnostic curriculum, course content, learning materials, faculty trainings and software simulators developed by EMC, to provide training to their students. EMC will also provide program support in terms of examination papers and sample assignments. 

Commenting on the significance of the association, Dr. Ashok S. Shettar, B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology, Karnataka, said, “There is a paradigm shift of power from carrier to content and the key issue to be recognized is the importance of putting the information back to center stage.  Information has to be organized and consolidated so that organizations can get maximum value out of it. We are happy to partner with the world leader in information infrastructure. The agreement with EMC will enable our students to learn about information management and storage, one of the most significant and also the fastest growing segments within the IT industry.”

“We are confident that the partnership with EMC will help us produce industry ready graduates,” he further added.

The EMC Academic Alliance program is an initiative by EMC to work with the leading educational institutions around the world to address the emerging knowledge gap in storage technologies and developing a resource pool of skilled, certified and industry ready storage professionals. This is the only program in the industry which offers a vendor neutral, product agnostic storage technology curriculum to the students. Some of the EMC Academies include NMAM Institute of Technology, Karnataka, R V College of Engineering, IIIT Bangalore, National Institute of Engineering – Mysore and Manipal Institute of Technology.

Elaborating on the momentum of EAA in India Alok Ohrie, President EMC India & SAARC said, “Organizations today are struggling to manage the sheer volume and complexity of digital information and are constantly looking for Information storage & management skilled professionals to manage their information infrastructure. In this context, Information management and storage has emerged as a promising career option. At EMC, we are committed to empower students with the requisite skills that will enable them to succeed in this domain.”

“Since its inception, our education program has evoked an overwhelming response in India. We have already tied up with over 100 leading education institutions. We are extremely proud to partner with BVBCET, a reputed technical institute,” he added.

On the successful completion of the EMC Academic Alliance Program, students will receive a certificate from B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology, Karnataka and EMC acknowledging the completion of the course. These students will be better prepared to clear the EMC Associate Storage Technologist Examination, one of the world’s most recognized information storage and management certification.

*According to the IDC whitepaper: “The Expanding Digital Universe: A Forecast of Worldwide Information Growth Through 2010”  information will grow at a CAGR of 57 percent between 2006 and 2010 and APAC excluding Japan will grow 30 to 40 percent faster than the mature economies*


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