IBM completes Phase-3 of Edu-Sat in K'taka

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Bangalore, Mar 21: IBM today announced the successfully delivery of Phase-3 of EDU-SAT satellite-based education programme comprising over 100 hours of live lectures transmitted to over 120 schools in Karnataka.

Organised in collaboration with Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum (VTU), the sessions were attended by close to 15,000 engineering students.

The programme was an effort to enhance the technical knowledge and skills of post-graduate university students, giving them the market-driven knowledge that better positions them for jobs in the ICT market.

Commenting on the successful completion of Phase-3, WebSphere Development Director Kalpana Margabandhu said ''in today's global economy, the ability to apply advanced technology, engineering and business thinking skills to a job is a prerequisite for success.

''These programmes enable students to acquire a fresh perspective to the technology underpinnings and equip them with the necessary knowledge for devising innovative winning solutions.'' Elaborating, VTU Registrar M S Shivkumar said ''over the last few years, distance education has come as the mainstay in the field of education. The integration of satellite technology and education has become an exceptional medium for sharing knowledge through useful contact across national and international borders.

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