Gujarat Technological University and IEEE tie-up to enrich technical education in Gujarat

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) and IEEE have announced an offering of educational services and technical material to GTU and its affiliated colleges in Gujarat. Under IEEE Computer Society’s Registered Education Provider (REP) program, GTU will provide its students with the SWEBOK Certificate Program (SCP) and the Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) and Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) credentials.

GTU students who complete one or more modules in the SCP series and an independent assessment will be awarded an IEEE certificate recognized by corporations worldwide for software engineering proficiency. IEEE Computer Society will provide Train-The-Teacher (TTT) workshops enabling GTU to designate teachers and trainers for programs, and provide access to the Computer Society’s TechLeader OnLine e-learning courses and TechLeader OnDemand webinars.

“This important collaboration is significant not only for IEEE and GTU, but for the students who will be taking advantage of new learning options to further their technical education and become part of the global workforce,” said Angela Burgess, IEEE Computer Society Executive Director. “We are looking forward to working with GTU to help advance the cause of technical education, be it through certificates, online courses, webinars, or standards development.

The SCP, consisting of four learning modules with 25-plus hours of instruction each, was created to raise a university student’s understanding and proficiency of the 15 Knowledge Areas in the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), which provides the basis for IEEE Computer Society software development certifications.

The CSDA, designed for entry-level software developers, is intended to provide undergraduate computer science and software engineering students their first credential toward a solid career foundation as a software development practitioner. The CSDP, designed for mid-career professionals, helps software developments demonstrate their commitment to the profession and confirms their proficiency in the software development field.

“The students and faculty of GTU engineering programs will benefit immensely from the IEEE offerings, especially SCP, e-learning courses, technical webinars, participation in upcoming standards’ definition, and technical instructor-led courses custom made for GTU,” said Professor Akshai Aggarwal, GTU vice chancellor. “The addition of these programs will enable GTU students to acquire knowledge to enhance their opportunities for employment and career progression globally.”

“IEEE, through this long-term partnership program with GTU, fosters programs like the Faculty Development Program, IEEE standards education, and technical support for projects, which help GTU faculty and students to be on par with those of global universities,” said Harish Mysore, Director India Operations of IEEE.

The IEEE Standards Association will conduct standards workshops at GTU to further student and faculty understanding of international standards development processes. The IEEE Educational Activities unit will conduct technical communication courses for engineering students and faculty and establish an award for the best innovative idea.

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