UPES enters into academic partnership with Xebia IT Architects India

3 months ago | 10-01-2017 | ANI

New Delhi , Jan.10 : UPES announced entering into an academic partnership with Xebia IT Architects India today to introduce two new full-time B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) programs starting academic year 2017-18. These programs are B.Tech (CSE) with specialisation in DevOps and B.Tech (CSE) with specialisation in Big Data. Academic collaboration with Xebia is the latest in a series of partnerships that UPES already has with leading industry giants such as IBM, L and T, Mahindra and Mahindra, Philips Carbon Black Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and KPIT.

As per the MOU signed, subject matter experts from Xebia will help UPES design curriculum for the programs and train select faculty of the University to ensure up to date technical knowledge is imparted to students pursing these courses. Xebia will also provide knowledge support in tech talks and seminars by industry experts to connect student's learning with the industry.

Commenting on this collaboration, Mr. Anand Sahay, CEO, Xebia said, "DevOps and Big Data are emerging technologies not just in India but globally and there is a growing demand for professionals who are experts in these fields. We appreciate UPES' commitment towards delivering industry aligned programs and are excited to join hands with them in developing the right talent. We strongly believe that industry-academia partnership is the only way to resolve employability issues of today's educated youth. Such partnerships help bridge the widening disconnect between what students are learning and what they are supposed to know when they join a company."

Talking about this development, Mr. Utpal Ghosh, CEO and President, UPES, said, "The objective of this collaboration is to contemporise computer science education as per industry expectations to make it more futuristic and outcome focussed. I am confident that our prospective students will find great value in this tie-up with Xebia, which is an authority in digital transformation with footprints in The Netherlands, U.S.A, France, U.K and India."