Vellore Institute of Technology partners with IBM for new academic courses

 | September 03,2012 01:26 pm IST

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), one of the top technological Universities in India, has partnered with IBM to incorporate advanced Information Technology (IT) related concepts into the existing B.Tech (Bachelors in Technology) courses offered at the university.

This initiative will not only provide the technical know-how, but also make the syllabi more tuned to real-world problems and solutions, thus ensuring graduates from VIT are employment ready when they graduate.


As part of the partnership, VIT and IBM will design and deliver a new set of courses for the students. These courses will imbibe deep theoretical knowledge coupled with broad-based industry alignment, interaction, talent discoverability as well as excellence in their professional practice. The range of courses being offered makes this a first-of-its-kind partnership between IBM and VIT in South India.


Information Technology plays a major role in driving business transformation. Organizations across the world are operating in an increasingly complex environment and are taking to Smarter Computing a seamless integration of Big Data, analyzed through Optimized Systems and managed as a Cloud for business growth. With this initiative, the students will be equipped to adapt to these changing dynamics in the industry and drive technology and business innovation.


Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan said, VIT and IBM share a common objective to help students receive current industry knowledge, get hands-on practical experience on latest technologies, thus providing them with a competitive edge in the industry. As a global leading technology corporation, IBM will help bring in experts to design and deliver a completely new set of courses that meet the evolving needs of the industry. We are proud to be associated with IBM, the global IT leader, to give the students of VIT a deeper insight into the industry.


This joint initiative by IBM and VIT will augment finishing school efforts of the industry by preparing them better for future employability. The availability of job-ready graduates will also help fill the gap within the IT industry, where fresh graduates take long unproductive time to get deployed on customer sites or projects.


Today, there is a greater demand for skilled technology professionals. These are exciting times that emphasize the need to raise the service level capabilities, become more systematic in innovation and constantly strive for excellence. We believe this partnership with VIT will help students equip themselves with most up-to-date technology and be the workforce of tomorrow, said Alok Ohrie, Vice President, Systems & Technology Group, IBM India South Asia.


The list of programs that will be offered by VIT in collaboration with IBM include

- B.Tech in IT with Specialization in Infrastructure Management

- B.Tech in IT with Specialization in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

- B.Tech in IT with Specialization in Telecom Informatics

- B.Tech in IT with Specialization in Business Analytics and Optimization

- B.Tech in IT with Specialization in Healthcare Informatics