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RVCE Bangalore and Cisco join hands to launch Centre of Excellence in IoT

The centre will provide advanced training and education to enhance employability and innovation in the digital sector

Earlier this week, RV College of Engineering (RVCE) in Bangalore, played host to global IT and networking giant Cisco, as the Nasdaq-listed ICT company launched a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for providing training and developing digital skills in IoT. The move was part of the Cisco’s Country Digitisation Acceleration Program. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary of Karnataka’s Department of IT, BT and S&T, and VC Gopalratnam, SVP-IT and CIO-International, Cisco jointly inaugurated the centre, located at the RVCE campus.

The centre will help hone students’ digital skills by providing specialised training to make them ready for the next generation of jobs. The training aims to help bridge the skills gaps to transform India into a completely digital economy. A number of technology courses stretching over one week, four weeks, six months, and a year, will be provided to students as well as working professionals, with customised courses to suit their needs. Short-term courses will also be provided on weekends and during weekday evenings.

The courses, in collaboration with government bodies and local businesses, will teach students how to apply technology to create solutions. They will comprise of both live and video-based learning, with training provided by experts from the college on IoT and digitisation. The move is aimed to drive innovation in fields like manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and energy. The centre plans to mentor and train as many as 10,000 students from 50 colleges in the state over the next five years. Course certifications will be provided jointly by RVCE and Cisco.

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