BSNL has collaborated with Oracle to strengthen BSNL’s summer vocational training programme for engineering students. This is the first time that BSNL has engaged with an external organisation such as Oracle and introduced new curriculum content to enable students’ exposure to the latest technology trends relevant in the telecom industry. Only last year, over 100,000 students across India were trained through BSNL programmes.
As part of its industry-oriented academic initiative, BSNL runs programmes related to telecom technologies for engineering students during their summer vacations. These programmes are aimed at providing exposure to relevant telecom technology trends and practices to students as they prepare to enter the workforce in the telecom industry. They give students an overview of working in the telecommunication sector and include field visits to telephone exchanges, mobile towers and systems labs of BSNL. These programmes are coordinated through various training centres of BSNL, operating since decades, which along with other field set-ups have now been opened for capacity building initiatives also.
Neeraj Verma, General Manager – Training, BSNL, said, “We are glad to be working with Oracle in our effort to bring industry-relevant education to engineering students across India. Our engagement with Oracle is an important initiative that will help supplement our efforts in building a skilled workforce for the telecom sector in India.”
Starting June 17, 2013, these workshops, which are being embedded within the structure of BSNL’s course content for the summer vocational programme for engineering students, will include a one-day programme conducted by Oracle on upcoming technology trends. In the first phase, the workshops will be held at BSNL training centres in Ghaziabad, Pune, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata from June to August 2013. BSNL will connect students in other centres/field units to these workshops via web platform.