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IHT launches India's first Graduation Program in Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) with Sikkim Manipal University

IHT launches India's first Graduation Program in Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) with Sikkim Manipal University

India's Leading technology training organisation "IIHT Limited" in association with "Sikkim Manipal University" (SMU) has launched the country's first of its kind Graduation course in Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) - B. Sc IMS and a Post Graduate Diploma (PG Diploma) in IMS. Targeted at students as well as working professionals, the degree course is a comprehensive course in infrastructure management services, which apparently is the world's fastest growing multi billion dollar IT services sector.


Bangalore, Karnataka, IND, 2007-06-01 17:52:02 (IndiaPRwire.com)
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India’s Leading technology training organisation “IIHT Limited” in association with “Sikkim Manipal University” (SMU) has launched the country’s first of its kind Graduation course in Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) – B. Sc IMS and a Post Graduate Diploma (PG Diploma) in IMS. Targeted at students as well as working professionals, the degree course is a comprehensive course in infrastructure management services, which apparently is the world’s fastest growing multi billion dollar IT services sector.

During the initial phase, IIHT would launch 50 exclusive centres, called “IIHT Varsity”, all over India to offer these courses. Each of these centres would be equipped with world class infrastructure that includes Servers, Peripherals, and Network Connectivity Equipment etc apart from a globally certified faculty who would deliver these courses to their students of cutting edge IMS Technologies.

The B Sc IMS degree is a 3 year program consisting of 6 semesters which ensures students a head start in the field of IT-IMS. The first two semesters of the course concentrates on Desktop Management, the other two semesters deal with Network Management. The final semesters focus on Enterprise Management skills.

The course is packed the twin advantage of all the cutting edge technologies in IMS that IIHT offers as well as the University Graduate degree from Sikkim Manipal University.

Commenting at the launch of these programs, Mr.Keshava Raju, CEO, IIHT, said “IIHT has pioneered IMS training in India. The launch of IMS Graduation Courses is a significant milestone for IIHT at a juncture when the opportunities in this field far exceed available trained manpower. We are confident that this will prove to be immensely beneficial for students and professionals alike.”

The genesis of the IMS course is from the fact as per NASSCOM; there are more than 2 million Job positions in the IMS industry. The industry is facing acute shortage of manpower. Hence, it was only logical for India’s leading IMS training organization to team up with SMU to launch this Graduation for the first time in India. The courses provide job opportunities in Desktop Support Services Management, Server & Backup Management, Network Management, Database Management Administration, Messaging System, Security Services Management, Storage Management, VPN Services etc after the course.

The course imparts knowledge, skills, competency, communication skills, troubleshooting / problem solving, professionalism and willingness to learn, adapt and be flexible. Apart from the three year degree course, IMS graduates can also get international accreditation and global recognition by obtaining international certifications from various IT majors

The IMS Courses will be conducted in the exclusive IIHT training centers and students will be given counseling, practical training, with a strong evaluation system from the university. The course is tailor made for the industry, promises exposure to the latest technologies and showcases current IMS trends in the international IT market. At the end of the programme, students are awarded a degree / diploma from Sikkim Manipal University.

The other benefits of this degree program include a fine blend of both theory and hands-on practical training, projects, flexible batch timing, covers areas that guarantee placements in top companies, flexibility to choose an IIHT centre that is conveniently located and an opportunity to obtain the only one of its kind industry-relevant IT IMS course through IIHT.

Mr. A.M.Thimmiya, Senior Vice President & Global Head - Channel Operations, Manipal Education Group added “Our endeavor has always been to provide degree that are industry relevant, job oriented and help individuals in their career growth. Hence our association with IIHT in offering the courses ensures to address the huge gap in employment verses employability”.

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COMPANY BACKGROUNDER

IIHT Ltd is one of India’s biggest hardware and networking training companies. The company has about 200 centres in India, with a significant presence in China, Nigeria, South Africa, New Zealand etc... IIHT trains about 60,000 students every year.

Founded in the year of 1992, IIHT started operation with hardware and networking training in Bangalore. Following its success in Bangalore within a year the company expanded services to Chennai, Hyderabad and soon diversified into the franchising models across India. As a part of its recognition for its quality training IIHT is now in strategic alliance with blue-chip corporates like Apple, Microsoft, HP, Oracle, IBM, Sun etc. IIHT is constantly developing new study programmes to keep in pace with the growing demands of the IT industry.

IIHT has developed an entire gamut of courses right from the basic courses in hardware & networking to high end IMS courses in Server Management and Network Management. IIHT has in the offering courses which cater to students who have just completed 10 + 2 years to engineering graduates and working professionals. IIHT has a portfolio of 50 courses and is know to have trained 7, 00, 000 students in 350 million hours so far.

Right from its inception IIHT recognized the potential of IMS and has ever since concentrated its efforts on becoming a dominant education provider in the space. In addition to IMS solutions IIHT also diversifies its excellence in ELS – Enterprise Learning Solution, GLS - Global Learning Solution and the latest ALS – Academic Learning Solution. IIHT offers internationally certified training programs in Hardware, Networking, Security and Telecommunications. Besides the direct course IIHT also offers e-learning, distance education and online assessment programmes that enable students from diversified field to avail the study programmes.

Students are provided world class facilities and well trained faculty. The faculty is put through rigorous start-up training, relevant vendor certifications, continuing refresher education and are required to interact with industry experts to keep themselves abreast with the latest technical concepts and training methodologies.

Global Alliance:

IIHT is the only Indian company to strategically have alliances with most of the global technology companies. So globally it can also be known as Hewlett Packard Education Partner, Oracle Workforce Development Partner, and Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solution, Sun Authorised Education Partner, Red Hat Training Partner, Novell/Suse Education Partner, Thomson Prometric and Pearson VUE in the field of technology as well as in education services and solutions.
Enclosed herewith – Annexure: Details about IMS, About Sikkim Manipal Univeristy

Annexure

About IMS

The course imparts knowledge, skills, competency, communication skills, troubleshooting / problem solving, professionalism and willingness to learn, adapt and be flexible.

After software services, and business processes, Infrastructure Management Services or IMS is considered the third (and probably the biggest) wave of outsourcing. Defined quite simply as managing of data, networks and security, either on-site or remotely, its net worth is pegged at over $200 billion globally. It is considered to be the world’s fastest growing multi-billion dollar IT services sector that helps companies make the most of their IT infrastructure.

IMS requires specialized professionals to operate, monitor, fault control and optimize information technology resources to increase the reliability of the IT Infrastructure of any enterprise organization.

Large IT organizations and IT consumers belonging to the US and Europe have begun outsourcing to India. The main reason behind such a move is cost-effective manpower and quality delivery of the required services.

Though seemingly simple, IMS comes with its won set of challenges: IMS needs a significant investment and skilled resources from the solution provider’s end. More than anything else, IMS is heavily people-dependent. No wonder today, there is five times the number of jobs as there as IMS professionals. The reason for this is that there are not enough IT professionals specifically trained in IMS-related skills.

About Sikkim Manipal University (SMU):

The Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences (SMU), Gangtok is incorporated under the State Legislative Act (Act IX of 1995) of the Government of Sikkim. It is recognized by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and by the University Grants Commission (UGC). SMU’s Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates are recognized by all members of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and are at par with Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificates of all Indian Universities / Deemed Universities / Institutions vide UGC Circular No.FI-B/92(CPP) dated January, 1994. The Status of SMU permits the University to offer programs on a distance mode across the country and abroad.

The University was set up in partnership between the Manipal Education and Medical Group and the Government of Sikkim with the objective of offering quality education to students and working professionals. Apart from regular onsite courses, the University offers many career oriented courses via distance education. These courses are offered as part of its effort to bring education to the masses, fulfill the growing demand for professionals. Currently over 72,000 students are pursuing various Masters, Bachelors, Post Graduate Diploma and Diploma Programs.

For more details please visit www.dde.smuhmts.edu

For more information, please contact:
Pranava Dwarakanath / Dhivija Shivram
9845767125 / 9945389476
PR Pundit, Bangalore
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