US universities to adopt Infosys' Campus Connect programme

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Bangalore, Nov 30 (UNI) In a recognition to the Indian expertise in the field of IT, some US universities have evinced keen interest in adopting course material of the Campus Connect (CC) programme launched by IT giant Infosys Technologies.

Revealing this to newspersons here today, Infosys CEO and Managing Director S Gopalakrishnan said the universities were interested in adopting the course material of the campus connect programme.

''It is still in early stages, however, some US universities are in contact to know about this programme,'' he said.

Infosys has already roped in 380 engineering colleges with this initiative, which is an industry and academia partnership aimed at creating a strong foundation for the emerging knowledge economy in India.

The main focus is to train and upgrade the knowledge levels of the faculty in the engineering stream in the Indian colleges.

Infosys has made an initial investment of Rs ten crore for this initiative.

Already some universities in Malaysia have decided to adopt the curriculum under the CC initiative in their colleges.

CC is Infosys's nation wide programme focussing on aligning the needs of the engineering colleges, the faculty and students with the needs of the industry, thus preparing 'industry ready professionals'.

It includes seminars and faculty workshops in colleges, working with educational bodies to help align college curriculum with industry requirements, publishing Infosys courseware on the web and sabbatical for professors to persue research interests with Infosys project work for students.

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