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EMC to impart cloud education to over 1,000 faculty members

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NEW DELHI: EMC Corporation has partnered with Rajasthan Technical University (RTU), Kota to support the faculty and students in enhancing their skills in the areas of cloud computing, information storage and data analytics.

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It would train over 1,000 faculty members in the next three years in the areas of cloud computing, data science and information storage that would benefit over 7,000 students who are currently pursuing cloud computing as a core subject in RTU’s B. Tech program.

EMC through its Academic Alliance initiative will offer curriculum based education on technology topics like cloud computing, big data analytics and information storage and management to faculty and students from the institute.

The rapid growth in digital information is spurring the demand for trained storage, IT infrastructure, cloud, data science and analytics professionals who possess the skills and knowledge relevant for the changing industry. This fast-paced increase in demand has resulted in a massive shortfall of skilled industry-ready professionals.

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As per an EMC Zinnov study, the private cloud industry alone in India is expected to create 100,000 jobs by 2015 from 10,000 in 2011 and the demand is unlikely to be met. The EMC Academic Alliance initiative aims to bridge the skill-gap in a rapidly changing IT environment and prepare students for better employability.

Krishna Kant, Head, EMC Academic Alliance - South Asia and Russia, said:

“The partnership with Rajasthan Technical University is yet another step towards bridging the skill-set gap as a part of EMC’s Academic Alliance program. Through the partnership, we aim to help the institute train its faculty and make them experts in the areas of cloud computing, information storage and data analytics so that they can provide quality training to students.”

Vinay Kumar Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Rajasthan Technical University, said:

“In today’s fast changing technology landscape, we are seeing an increased demand for IT professionals who are well versed with emerging technologies and possess the right skill sets. By virtue of this partnership, our students will now be able to gain an in-depth understanding and hands-on experience of working on new technologies, thus helping them build successful careers.”

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