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HCL Infosystems Ltd, India’s premier information enabling company, inaugurated the first HCL Career Development Centre (HCL CDC) in Hyderabad, under its latest initiative to create highly skilled IT professionals across the country. The company has ventured into the field of IT career development with an objective to meet the increasing demand for skilled professionals from organizations across the country.


Sri R. Damodar Reddy, Honourable Minister for Information Technology and Communication, Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of Andhra Pradesh formally inaugurated the HCL CDC today in the presence of Sri B. Satyanarayana, Honourable Minister for Housing, Weaker Section Housing Programme, A.P. Cooperative Housing Societies Federation and Housing Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Sri. Shailendra Kumar Joshi, IT Secretary, Government of A.P. Several distinguished guests related to IT and academia including Dr. K.C.Reddy, Chairman, A.P. State Council of Higher Education and Prof. U. Tataji, Vice Chairman, A.P. State Council of Higher Education were also present on the occasion.


HCL has further announced plans to set up 100 HCL CDCs across the country in the next 12 to 15 months. HCL CDCs provide specially designed courses in high-end Software, Hardware and Networking integration to groom students into industry-ready professionals. The company already has fully operational HCL CDCs in nearly twenty cities across the country and plans to set up similar centres overseas as well. HCL CDC in Hyderabad is the first such center in Andhra Pradesh.


Mr. Rajendra Kumar, Executive Vice President, HCL Infosystems Limited said, “The IT boom in India has caused a severe shortage of high-skilled ICT engineers. With HCL CDCs, we hope to play a leadership role in enlarging the talent pool available to organizations deploying IT in India. Our faculty of industry experts and veterans draw upon our over thirty years of HCL experience in IT software, hardware, networking and system integration.”


“Hyderabad has proud academic legacy with several premier educational institutes providing quality higher education to the students in the city. However, there is a gap in demand and supply of quality IT professionals in a city which is the key center for India’s IT industry. We are certain that HCL CDC will bridge this gap and prepare students in Hyderabad for a rewarding career in the IT industry,” Mr. Kumar added.


In the world of high-end cutting-edge technologies that we live in today, the students do not have the capabilities on leading edge technologies, which is so very critical to build the ICT infrastructure in the country. It is estimated that the Indian ICT market is over Rs. 84,000 crores today, 60-70% of which is hardware and Infrastructure software.


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.


“HCL CDC courses have been designed keeping in mind the specific needs of modern day organizations. Our mission is to transform our students into industry-ready professionals who are ready to take on enterprise-wide IT deployment and integration assignments from the day one, without the need for any further training by their prospective employers,” said Mr. STM Eswar, Head, HCL Career Development Centre.


“HCL is offering a three-months full-time and one-year part-time course titled HCL Certified Network Engineer (HCNE),” Mr. Eswar added.


The course involves 7 modules, 21 projects and 70 online tests as part of the academic curriculum. HCL CDCs also provide for placement support to all their students who excel in their academics and display a remarkable performance during the course. The company also has plans for introducing short-term modular courses to enhance skills of working professionals, who aspire for faster growth in their respective careers. Most importantly the company offers the students various flexible payment options.


HCL is the largest IT company in India that is focused exclusively on providing a comprehensive range of ICT products, solutions and services to the customers in the domestic market. HCL is also the largest PC manufacturer in India. The company has the largest support and service network in India with 3,000+ professionals, all of whom have been trained by the company in system and network integration.


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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