IBM Academic Initiative (AI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, on Wednesday to conduct a series of Faculty Development Programs (FDP) across affiliate colleges of PTU.
To begin with, about 100 faculty members have already been trained on DB2 technologies and, in turn, will extend the knowledge to students at their respective colleges. The partnership aims to train and build a skilled resource base on leading software technologies relevant to the marketplace.
IBM AI program has been created to equip educational institutions with the latest IT tools in the market, to better prepare students for the professional world.
The initiative is focussed at taking industry relevant technology to the doorsteps of prospective technocrats to bridge the gap in technical expertise of prospective IT workforce.
IBM is offering this as a pilot project to PTU looking into the potential offered by faculties and students of PTU. This collaboration will initially help in training and certifying 300 faculty of PTU and impacting knowledge base development of more than 1500 PTU students on software technologies that will increase their employability. The development program will cover all affiliated colleges of PTU and extended to students across all the colleges of PTU.