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IIHT launches India’s first Graduation Programme in Infrastructure Mgmt Services

HindustanTimes.com, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 04, 2007
First Published: 16:49 IST(4/6/2007) | Last Updated: 14:01 IST(6/6/2007)

India's technology training organisation “IIHT Limited” in association with “Sikkim Manipal University” (SMU) has launched the country’s first of its kind Graduation course in Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) – B. Sc IMS and a Post Graduate Diploma (PG Diploma) in IMS.

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Targeted at students as well as working professionals, the degree course is a comprehensive course in infrastructure management services, which apparently is the world’s fastest growing multi billion dollar IT services sector.

During the initial phase, IIHT would launch 50 exclusive centres, called “IIHT Varsity”, all over India to offer these courses.

Each of these centres would be equipped with world class infrastructure that includes Servers, Peripherals, and Network Connectivity Equipment etc apart from a globally certified faculty who would deliver these courses to their students of cutting edge IMS Technologies.

The B Sc IMS degree is a 3-year program consisting of 6 semesters, which ensures students a head start in the field of IT-IMS.

The first two semesters of the course concentrates on Desktop Management, the other two semesters deal with Network Management. The final semesters focus on Enterprise Management skills.

The course is packed the twin advantage of all the cutting edge technologies in IMS that IIHT offers as well as the University Graduate degree from Sikkim Manipal University.

Commenting at the launch of these programmes, Mr.Keshava Raju, CEO, IIHT, said “IIHT has pioneered IMS training in India. The launch of IMS Graduation Courses is a significant milestone for IIHT at a juncture when the opportunities in this field far exceed available trained manpower.

We are confident that this will prove to be immensely beneficial for students and professionals alike.”

The genesis of the IMS course is from the fact as per NASSCOM; there are more than 2 million Job positions in the IMS industry. The industry is facing acute shortage of manpower.

Hence, it was only logical for India’s leading IMS training organization to team up with SMU to launch this Graduation for the first time in India.

The courses provide job opportunities in Desktop Support Services Management, Server & Backup Management, Network Management, Database Management Administration, Messaging System, Security Services Management, Storage Management, VPN Services etc after the course.

The course imparts knowledge, skills, competency, communication skills, troubleshooting / problem solving, professionalism and willingness to learn, adapt and be flexible. Apart from the three-year degree course, IMS graduates can also get international accreditation and global recognition by obtaining international certifications from various IT majors.

The IMS Courses will be conducted in the exclusive IIHT training centers and students will be given counseling, practical training, with a strong evaluation system from the university.

The course is tailor made for the industry, promises exposure to the latest technologies and showcases current IMS trends in the international IT market.

At the end of the programme, students are awarded a degree / diploma from Sikkim Manipal University.

The other benefits of this degree program include a fine blend of both theory and hands-on practical training, projects, flexible batch timing, covers areas that guarantee placements in top companies, flexibility to choose an IIHT centre that is conveniently located and an opportunity to obtain the only one of its kind industry-relevant IT IMS course through IIHT.

Mr. A.M.Thimmiya, Senior Vice President & Global Head - Channel Operations, Manipal Education Group added, “Our endeavor has always been to provide degree that are industry relevant, job oriented and help individuals in their career growth. Hence our association with IIHT in offering the courses ensures to address the huge gap in employment verses employability”.


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