EMC, leader in Information Infrastructure Solutions, today announced the appointment of Amity University, NOIDA as the Uttar Pradesh's first Nodal Academy under the EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) Program. Amity University, Noida has also officially become India's first university to include Information Storage and Management (ISM) course as a mandatory part of curriculum for IT and Computer Science engineering students. The EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) program is an EMC initiative that aims to collaborate with the leading educational institutions around the world to address the emerging knowledge gap in storage technologies by developing a resource pool of skilled, certified and industry-ready storage professionals. This is the only program in the industry that offers an 'open course' on ISM for students. So far, EMC has forged alliances with over 150+ education institutions on other course programs in India that have reached out to over 9,500+ students.
Under the program, Amity University will offer a course on ISM to 500+ students who are expected to enroll into the ISM curriculum starting from the 2010-2011 academic year. The course will be part of the engineering curriculum for students in the seventh semester Computer Science and eighth semester IT Engineering. As a nodal university for EMC, Amity University becomes a member of the EAA industry council and the regional centre for all EAA activities in UttarPradesh including faculty readiness seminars, regional storage conferences and ISM-related course. In addition, EMC will be donating textbooks to the Amity University library and Amity University will be eligible for discounted EMC products and services. 'There is an increasing demand for skilled professionals from the IT sector. The Information Storage and Management course is designed to provide aspiring students, a thorough understanding of latest and specialized technologies,' says Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Amity University.