Virtusa Corporation , a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, to engage in talent development programmes aimed at creating a pool of highly skilled Business Process Management (BPM) professionals trained on Pegasystems’ technology platform.
As part of the programme, Virtusa will provide BPM training to the faculty of science and technology at ICFAI University, while also collaborating on developing industry-oriented courseware and technical knowledge to support the curriculum. A dedicated elective course has been designed to teach these skills to interested students. Extending this initiative into the employment space, students who successfully complete this course, will become eligible to apply to internship positions at Virtusa to hone their skills in a real-world, business environment.
“Our partnership with ICFAI to create a workforce of BPM professionals is very timely given that Pegasystems recently named Virtusa a Platinum Partner. The fast track career opportunities for this group of BPM professionals at Virtusa is further enhanced by our strong track record in helping clients transform their businesses, improve their consumer experience and launch millennial products and services” said Keith Modder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Virtusa Corporation.
Speaking on the occasion, J Mahender Reddy, Vice Chancellor, ICFAI, said, “This MoU is the first step to get hands-on experience with Pega tools utilising business processes and will provide a value addition to the curriculum based industry-interaction alliance. It is a win – win situation for both ICFAI and Virtusa. It will prepare engineers for employment soon after graduation.”