EMC partners with 200 institutes

Written by Kirtika Suneja | Mysore | Updated: May 4 2012, 08:09am hrs
In the backdrop of the private cloud market creating 1 lakh jobs, NYSE-listed storage hardware solution provider EMC Corporation has tied up with more than 200 educational institutes in the country to offer courses on cloud computing and big data. Last year, the firm trained 45,000 students from various engineering and management institutes and polytechnics.

Under EMCs Academic Alliance Programme, the company has trained more than 1 lakh students globally of which 75,000 are in India. The company started by offering courses in integrated storage management in 2005 and has now added cloud computing and big data in the curriculum it offers. Globally, more than 850 institutes have partnered with EMC.

The global big data market is pegged at $3.2 billion and growing at a CAGR of 39.4% to reach $16.9 billion by 2015.

The programme offers open curriculum-based education on technology topics such as virtualisation, cloud computing, big data analytics, and information storage and management. The curriculum focuses on technology concepts and principles applicable to any vendor environment, enabling students to develop skills required in such niche areas.

Institutes including state universities have adopted our programmes as 40 hour modules which make the students industry ready. We are creating data scientists through our programmes on big data, said Rajesh Janey, president- EMC India and Saarc.

NMIMS, Amity University and BITS Pilani, among others are a few institutes which have tied up with EMC. Students who undertake the programme are certified by EMC.

Of the 200 odd institutes, almost 85% are private colleges and the rest are government polytechnics. While majority of the institutes are engineering colleges, two business schools and three polytechnics have also joined EMCs alliance.

We train the teachers of these institutes to impart these programmes to the students. We started the progarmmes in 2005 and have trained more than 900 instructors till now. Besides India, the programmes are popular in China, Russia and the US, Janey added.

(Travel for this story was sponsored by EMC)