BSNL ropes in Oracle to strengthen summer vocational training program for engg. students
New Delhi, India, June 17, 2013: In a recent initiative BSNL has collaborated with Oracle to strengthen BSNL’s summer vocational training program for engineering students, with the inclusion of a daylong industry-relevant technology workshop delivered by Oracle. This is the first time that BSNL has engaged with an external organisation such as Oracle and introduced new curriculum content to enable students’ exposure to the latest technology trends relevant in the telecom industry. Only last year, 100,000 students across India were trained through BSNL programmes.
As part of its industry-oriented academic initiative, BSNL runs programmes related to telecom technologies for engineering students during their summer vacations. These programmes are aimed at providing exposure to relevant telecom technology trends and practices to students as they prepare to enter the workforce in the telecom industry. They give students an overview of working in the telecommunication sector and include field visits to telephone exchanges, mobile towers and systems labs of BSNL. These programmes are co-ordinated through various training centers of BSNL, operating since decades, which along with other field set-ups have now been opened for capacity building initiatives also.
Neeraj Verma, General Manager – Training, BSNL, said, “We are glad to be working with Oracle in our effort to bring industry-relevant education to engineering students across India. Our engagement with Oracle is an important initiative that will help supplement our efforts in building a skilled workforce for the telecom sector in India.”
Starting June 17, 2013 these workshops, which are being embedded within the structure of BSNL’s course content for the summer vocational programme for engineering students, will include a one-day programme conducted by Oracle on upcoming technology trends. Industry practitioners from Oracle will share their knowledge and expertise in areas like IT Trends in Enterprise Application, Structured & Unstructured Analytics and its Applicability in Telecom Domain, Customer Experience Management and the Role of Social Media in Telecom and Trends in Storage and Server Technology.
In the first phase, the workshops will be held at BSNL training centres in Ghaziabad, Pune, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata from June to August 2013. BSNL will connect students in other centres/field units to these workshops via web platform. Last year, over 100,000 students across India got associated with the summer programme from BSNL, via multiple platforms.
Sandeep Mathur, Managing Director, Oracle India, said, “Telecom operators’ reliance on IT has increased dramatically. As a result, it has become crucial for the new workforce entering the telecom sector to develop knowledge and skills that are pertinent to the industry. For the first time, BSNL invited a technology solution provider, like Oracle, to support them in this endeavour. It gives me immense pleasure to support their efforts, and extend our two decades old relationship with BSNL to new heights.”
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