IEEE and NASSCOM join to create and certify IT specific curricula

09th December 2014
IEEE and NASSCOM join to create and certify IT specific curricula
Angela Burgess (left) , Executive Director, IEEE, Computer Society and Sandhya Chintala, Vice President, NASSCOM and Executive Director, SSC NASCOM sealing their partnership, Bangalore, December 9 2014

Bangalore December 9 2014: The IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM), has approved and certified the alignment of curricula, developed by IEEE Computer Society, towards five industry identified job roles/Qualification Packs (QP).The Society  has developed its own courseware and training material in pursuance  of the curricula aligned to the QPs concerned, to provide  the necessary training for engineers with zero-to-two years’ experience.   SSC NASSCOM’s Curriculum Alignment Certification to IEEE is for    QPs like ‘SSC/Q4202-Engineer Trainee’, ‘SSC/Q0501-Software Developer’, ‘SSC/Q4601-Software Engineer’, ‘SSC/Q6702-Software Developer’ and   ‘SSC/Q0507- Engineer Trainee’
The training will be provided by IEEE Computer Society trained and approved ‘Registered Education Providers’ (REPs) based throughout India. Those completing the courses can aim to  be assessed  and certified as competent in the particular QP/job role, by SSC NASSCOM, the authorized  QP standard setting and certifying  body under  NSDC,GOI. 
Says Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Vice President, NASSCOM and  Executive Director, SSC NASCOM said: “IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM) aims to drive, scale and sustain a powerful skill development initiative to create a skills ready workforce for the future of this industry.  I congratulate global organizations such as IEEE, who aim to prepare students in India, aligned to industry validated Qualification Packs (QPs), which is an important step in providing the quality education and training that India needs to continue in its anticipated growth trajectory. In this context SSC NASSCOM certifications w.r.t. Qualification Packs will provide our students the currency for global mobility”
Adds Angela Burgess, Executive Director IEEE Computer Society:  “We are very pleased to partner with the SSC NASSCOM to provide our global and time-tested education and training resources in furtherance of India's impressive campaign to raise education and training levels to create a new generation of highly skilled workers."