Courses in Emerging Areas and Value Addition Programs to provide Value-Addition and enhance Employability Skills among students

IIT Bombay has joined hands with Chandigarh University Gharuan for the establishment of Punjab’s 1st Free Open Source Software (FOSS) Spoken-Tutorial Centre. IIT Bombay-FOSS Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of ‘Talk to a Teacher’ activity of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), launched by Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India where students and faculty can enhance their technical skill-set by undergo on-line training in the Open Source Software & Technology and hence an attempt to increase employability. The FOSS Spoken-Tutorial Centre at Chandigarh University campus was inaugurated today by Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University along with Dr. R.S.Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University.

Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University and Dr. R.S.Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University inaugurating IIT Bombay FOSS Centre at University campus.

While briefing about FOSS Centre, Satnam Singh Sandhu said, “We are working with the Government of India mission to increase Digital Literacy among common man so that they can become technology-savvy and hence can avail benefits of ICT to enhance their employability skills”. Training on emerging technologies such as Joomla, Java Business Applications, KTouch, ORCA, OpenFoam, Netbeans, Thunderbird, PHP & SQL that are used by the IT Industry to develop applications and softwares for the various clients in the banking and e-commerce industry and as a result of this training which will be a certified on-line course, the students will enhance their technical skills as per the Industry requirements which will lead to their increased chances of selection during campus placements, Sandhu added.

“The FOSS Spoken Tutorial Centre at campus will act as Skill Development Centre for the students where students from non-IT background can also pursue certificate courses in IT and hence give a diversification and value addition to their degree” said Dr. R.S.Bawa.