New Delhi: University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) today (10 January 2017) has inked an academic partnership with Xebia IT Architects India to launch two new full-time BTech in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) programs starting academic year 2017-18. These programs are BTech (CSE) with specialization in DevOps and BTech (CSE) with specialization in Big Data.
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, which will ensure up to date technical knowledge is imparted to students pursing these courses. In addition to these services, Xebia will also provide knowledge support in tech talks and seminars by industry experts to connect student’s learning with the industry.
In a press statement, UPES informed that academic collaboration with Xebia is the latest in a series of partnerships that UPES already has with leading industry giants such as IBM, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Philips Carbon Black Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and KPIT.
Commenting on this partnership, 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.”
‘Design Thinking’ which will be part of the both programs to help students develop necessary skills required for problem solving, constructive and analytical thinking, development of knowledge through creative learning experiences. In the current VUCA environment, these skills are much sought by corporate.
Commenting on this development, Mr Utpal Ghosh, CEO & President, UPES, said, “The objective of this collaboration is to contemporize 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, USA, France, the UK and India”.