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HCL Infosystems Limited, India’s premier information enabling company has announced an alliance between its ICT education venture, HCL Career Development Center and JKC. Under The alliance, students across academic streams will be offered special career programs in IT hardware, software and networking. The first campus to implement this will be Government College for Women, Begumpet, Hyderabad.


HCL CDCs have been launched by India’s pioneering ICT Company HCL, as an initiative to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of industry-ready ICT professionals by creating a skilled workforce and making them available to organizations deploying ICT. Today, HCL CDCs are present in more than twenty cities across India, including one in Hyderabad.


Announcing the association, Mr. STM Eswar, Head, HCL Career Development Centre said, “HCL CDC courses have been designed to transform young students into industry-ready professionals, who are ready to take on ICT deployment responsibilities without the need for any further training. We are glad to offer the same courses to the students of the prestigious Government College for Women, which will prepare them for a rewarding career in the IT industry.”


Jawahar Knowledge Centre (JKC) is a scheme, initiated by the Commissioner Of Collegiate Education, under the Government of Andhra Pradesh, for setting up labs and infrastructure in various government-run colleges in A.P.


JKC and HCL Infosystems will jointly select the faculty for the special courses, while HCL will subsequently train them. JKC will provide the necessary infrastructure for the courses with recommendations from HCL. Qualifying students at the end of curriculum will be awarded a certificate and given placement assistance by HCL.


A study by Cisco-IDC estimates that one-third of companies are not able to fill their demand for networking professionals. Also according to an estimate by E-Value, there is an estimated annual demand of around 2 lakh networking professionals in the country while the supply is limited to about 60% of the demand. The deficit is further estimated to grow at a CAGR of 21% till 2010. Keeping this scenario in mind, the program consists of two courses.


HCSP: HCL Certified Software Professional Course
HCNP: HCL Certified Network Professional Course


Further details about the program are available on the government website: www.cce.ap.gov.in


About HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems, with revenues (TTM) of US$ 2.6 billion (Rs. 11,897 crores), is India’s premier information enabling and system integration company. HCL offers products and infrastructure solutions in the fields of computing, communication, networking, office automation, broadcasting and imaging. It has partnerships with leading global players like Intel, AMD, Toshiba, Bull, Ericsson, Cisco, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple, Computer Associates, Casio, Symantec and Konica Minolta among others.


HCL has a direct sales, channel sales and retail sales network pan India. HCL has a support of 360+ customer service centers and four ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. HCL Infosystems has pan India presence across metros and non-metros. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in


About HCL Enterprise

HCL Enterprise is a leading global technology and IT enterprise with annual revenues of US $4 billion. The HCL Enterprise comprises two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is India’s original IT garage start-up. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Technology and Application Services, BPO, Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises over 45,085 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 17 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information please visit www.hcl.in

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