As companies are rapidly adopting digitization, there is an enormous demand for people with expertise in emerging technologies. This has resulted in a significant gap in terms of the number of skilled people available in relation to the number required. In order to try and bridge this gap, All-India Technical Council and Universities are changing the curriculum to incorporate skills in emerging technologies with conventional technology courses. The new education policy of the Central Govt. focuses on students developing a strong foundation in skills in emerging technologies which will be in demand in the next few years.
Webel-Fujisoft-Vara Centre of Excellence (CoE), an initiative of Govt of West Bengal announced the launch of short courses on emerging technologies to make professionals more jobs ready and skilled on critical areas that are highly in demand. The courses are aimed to create awareness among engineering students and professionals about emerging technologies, and the opportunities they present for lucrative careers. The skill oriented short courses are aligned to the thrust by the Technical Council of India to create skills and designed as per the requirements by Industry. The comprehensive range of courses are focused on Data Science, Data Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Analytics, Cyber Security, IoT, 3D Design & Printing, and other technologies. These courses can be completed in 6 weeks and the duration ranges from 40 to 50 hours.
Mr. Debashis Majumdar, Director, WebelFujisoft Vara Centre of Excellence said, “The courses are designed to make the students and professionals job ready and will help to address the gap of skilled professionals in the emerging technology domain. There is a huge talent pool in West Bengal, and we want the students to avail all the resources to make them industry ready. Businesses are on the lookout for people who can meet the industry’s present and future skill demands. The students will have access to world-class programmes those train them on skills and support them in finding rewarding jobs.”
The short courses provide a good foundation in emerging technologies and will help participants to understand the career opportunities that are possible after specialization. CoE plans to complete training of 400 students from more than 10 engineering colleges in West Bengal by April 2023. Students and colleges who have participated in the short courses have given overwhelmingly positive feedback about the quality of the training and the benefits they realized during the placement process.
The CoE is a state-of-the-art facility in Kolkata developed by Fujisoft Vara Private Limited, a joint venture between Fujisoft Inc., Japan and Vara Technology, India. It is one of India’s first platforms that harnesses the full scope of the technologies of Industry 4.0, namely, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Embedded Systems/ IoT, and Additive Manufacturing – all under one roof. It has tied-up with several global organizations and leading technology companies – both to provide the infrastructure, hardware, and software as well as academic support and certification. Some of the companies in collaboration include Intel, nVidia, Dassault Systemes, Stratasys, Trend Micro, Fortinet, IMI Israel, Think Cyber, Israel, Boston Training Academy and Boston IT Solutions to name a few.
The CoE has the best-in-class infrastructure in multiple technologies with the latest hardware, software, training modules, best in the class faculty members, Industry collaboration, hands-on-training, funding opportunities for start-ups to truly make it the Innovation hub of India. The CoE collaborates with the best Institutions, both in terms of academics and corporate to ensure that we provide the most relevant content. Teaching methodologies are heavily geared towards experiential learning. 70% of the learning is hands-on with opportunities to work on and solve real business problems.
Webel (West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation) was incorporated in 1974 to shape the Electronics Industry in West Bengal. With the introduction of the Information Technology Policy of Government of West Bengal in 2000, Webel fast adapted itself to function as the nodal agency entrusted with the responsibility of bringing West Bengal to the forefront of information technology in India by way of taking a number of proactive initiatives along with facilitating Private Sector Participation in the sector.
About Fujisoft Inc.,
Fujisoft Inc., with offices across twelve countries in the world, is Japan’s largest independent system integrator with over 15,000 employees and revenues of over US$2.57 billion. Over the last 51 plus years, Fujisoft has been instrumental in introducing multiple technologies and solutions to the worldwide market. Fujisoft’s core competency lies in Embedded and Control technologies, AI, Cloud Computing, Robotics, and other areas. Fujisoft has been the preferred solution provider for various Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies across the world.
About Vara Technology
Vara Technology is the front runner in leveraging world class technology and aligning state-of-the-art IT strategies to drive business value and bring about tangible outcomes. It offers solutions in Block-chain, IoT, Cyber-security, Facial Recognition, Application Services and Analytics. It is also a leading solution provider in the Roads & Highways and Logistics industry with over 300+ Lanes and 17+ operational ports. Vara serves clients across India with its offices in three cities.