EMC, provider of IT storage hardware solutions, has tied up with 27 engineering colleges in Pune with the aim to prepare students for careers in the area of information storage and management. EMC will offer students ‘open’ curriculum-based education on topics like cloud computing, big data analytics and information storage and management.
The demand for trained software storage professionals is elevating due to accelerating growth of digital information. According to EMC Zinnov study, private cloud alone in India is expected to create 1 lakh jobs by 2015 from 10,000 in 2011. This demand is unlikely to be met.
Owing to this demand, the EMC Academic Alliance initiative will aim to bridge the skill-gap in a rapidly changing IT environment and prepare students for better employability. Over 120,000 students have been educated till date under this alliance.
The colleges associated with this alliance include Sinhgad College of Engineering, MIT College of Engineering, Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science, D.Y.Patil Institute of Engineering & Technology and Maharashtra Institute of Technology.