HP Software University launched in India
The global software testing market is estimated to be US$ 13 billion and India is expected to contribute 70% of the market. Its present share is US$ 6.5-7 billion. This programme from HP in the non-enterprise training space aims to address the growing demand of software testing. With a market share of over 60% in application testing, HP was well poised to address the enormous demand for Industry ready talent in software testing, HP India Managing Director Neelam Dhawan said.
MeritTrac launches India's 1st mock entrance test
MeritTrac Services has announced the launch of 1score, India's first unified mock entrance test. This test claims to help students in evaluating their preparedness for various engineering entrance examinations by taking one common test. The students get a comparative analysis of how they would perform on various leading
engineering entrance examinations, including IIT-JEE, AIEEE, CET, EAMCET, BITSAT, Manipal UGET, etc. Edurite Technologies is the academic partner for this test and provides the test design know-how for this programme.
1score evaluates students on Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, and creates a readiness index on the student's preparedness to face various engineering entrance examinations. The students are given a feel of new exam procedures like online applications, OMR answer sheets, etc. A detailed report and analysis of how the candidate has performed in 1score is shared along with constructive inputs on topics of strength and areas of improvement.
Cisco and Metropolis collaborate to develop sustainable intelligent cities
As part of the strategic collaboration, Cisco will collaborate with Metropolis over an initial two-year period to develop new practices and enhance existing models in urban development and sustainability. The collaboration with Metropolis is a significant milestone for Cisco, as part of its recently launched global 'Intelligent Urbanisation' initiative.
Intel to train 5,000 Rwandan secondary school teachers in ICT
Rwanda's Ministry of Education has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Intel for training 5,000 secondary school teachers in ICT. At the signing ceremony at the Ministry's headquarters, State Minister in Charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Theoneste Mutsindashyaka commended the project, stressing that it was going to enhance the development of education in Rwanda.
The Minister also revealed that Intel was going to help in revamping the Rwanda Computer Centre (RCC), a local computer assembling company to enable it to assemble computers for a larger market. Under the programme, 50 people will be trained initially, who will in turn train the 5,000 teachers around the country whose number is expected to increase to 10,000 within three years. According to the MoU, Intel will fund the development and revision of Intel Teach Curriculum, and will also fund localisation of the programme.
Untapped Indian market gets SMART focus
Talking about the market strategies of SMART in India, Wason stated that with the penetration levels of Interactive White Boards standing a way less than 1% in the country, India has to go a long way in this regard. 'Since we a have a market share of 53.2% worldwide, we are also optimistic about the Indian market which remains largely untapped.'