Oracle collaborates with AP Govt in education initiative

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Hyderabad, Apr 23 (UNI) The Institute for Electronic Governance (IEG), an initiative of the Andhra Pradesh Government, today signed a memorandum of understanding with Information Technology major Oracle India Private Limited and the Oracle Academy to introduce its business and technology curriculum to students in the State.

More than 50,000 students of 342 colleges in the State would benefit from the Oracle Academy's business and technology training programme, Company Managing Director Krishan Dhawan and IEG Chief Executive Officer Amarnath Reddy told reporters.

The IEG, which leads the State's Jawahar Knowledge Centre (JKC) initiative to bridge the gap among industry, academia and government and make students more employable, would work with Oracle to roll out the Oracle Academy programme to 342 engineering colleges that were part of the initiative, they said.

As per the MOU, the programme would be offered to more than 50,000 students over a two-year period.

In addition, 342, JKC faculty members would receive intensive training in the Oracle Academy curriculum so that they could help their students gain the latest business and technology skills for 21st century careers.

The students from Andhra Pradesh would join more than 1.03 lakh students from over 900 education institutions in the Asia-Pacific Region who were benefitted by the Oracle Academy, according to Oracle Education Initiatives Director Ajay Kapur.

''The programme will help students in developing real-world skills and knowledge that align with industry needs so that students, who participate in the Oracle Academy Programme, have a head-start even before they enter the workforce,'' the IEG CEO added.

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