RIIT to churn out 1000 industry ready IT professionals

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Chennai, Nov 23 (UNI) Mysore-based Raman International Institute of Information Technology (RIIT) has planned to churn out 1,000 industry ready IT professionals by the next academic year.

Talking to newspersons here, RIIT CEO S V Venkatesh said ''we will address the industry's talent crunch by our curriculum, designed keeping in mind the growing demands of the IT industry.'' Quoting various surveys, he said by 2010 the country would face a shortage of at least five lakh knowledge workers.

Mr Venkatesh alleged that the academia was failing to meet industry requirements, there would be a dearth of about 2.3 million quality IT professionals by 2010.

''The companies are approaching campuses to improve their manpower requirements because the suppy of educated manpower seems to be dwindling and the demand from IT companies is rising,'' he added.

He said the RIIT had tied up with IT companies to ensure one hundred per cent placements for students on successful completion of its 12-month post graduate diploma in software programming.

Explaining about the course, he said the course offered by the RIIT was divided into four tracks, including foundation track, technical track, project track and internship track.

The course would train the students exhaustively in technical, communication, problem solving, verbal and soft skills.

Mr Venkatesh also claimed that the course would help the students, especially those who had finished 15 year schooling, to get H1B visa.

The first batch of 100 students, who finished the course in RIIT, would be placed in different MNC companies across the country, he added.


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