SAP chalks up a century of university alliances in India
Bangalore, March 28, 2014: The University Alliances programme of enterprise application software leader SAP has signed up its 100th institution in India -- the historic University Visveswaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore, founded in 1917 by engineer-icon Dr M Visveswaraya himself.
The SAP University Alliances Programme supports engineering, business and Information Technology programmes in universities and colleges in India by providing students and lecturers with access to SAP software and training. It believes in 5 pillars of Learn, Apply, Share, Recruit and pursuing CSR to help the student community to acquire relevant skills to meet the industry requirements. The SAP training courses enables students to pursue SAP certifications and eventual hiring by SAP, partners and customers. This in turn addresses the industry skills shortage by providing a pool of IT graduates who are already trained with hands-on practice of the SAP software.
Students at 100 top colleges in India now have access to Information Technology training benefiting more than 250000 students from 1500 universities that have already participated in the SAP program across 120 countries worldwide.
Says Crispian Tan, Director SAP University Alliances Programme for the Asia Pacific & Japan region: “This landmark achievement reflects our commitment of ensuring that the next generations of graduates are ready and able to make an immediate impact in the job market and support SAP’s Global focus of Inspiring Millennials to See SAP as the Employer of Choice or Dream Big to become Entrepreneurs." Link to SAP's university outreacheshere