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IBM CEs at 6 colleges in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Aug 10:  IBM today announced new and extended collaborations with six engineering and technology colleges across Maharashtra to provide a platform for development of software skills among students.
The collaboration has brought the establishment of a series of IBM Centres of Excellence (CoE), creating an opportunity for students to learn new skill-sets on the IBM software products--DB2, WebSphere, Lotus, Rational and Tivoli--as well as develop world-class solutions, a press release issued here said.
The CoEs were launched at Sinhagad Institute of Technology, International Institute of Information Mgmt and Maharashtra Academy of Engineering, all in Pune, Walchand College of Engineering (Sangli), Sardar Patel Institute of Technology and Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering, NMIMS University, Mumbai.
IBM will follow a two-pronged approach of providing the colleges with access to technologies relevant to the market and with training faculty to ensure that right skills are taught, the release said.

Through this initiative, IBM will work closely with the colleges in the state of Maharashtra, leveraging the selected institutes as centres of learning.
IBM India/South Asia, VP Channel, Marketing & Ecosystem, Anil Menon, said that "the world of information technology is extremely competitive and dynamic. This calls for constant upgrading of skills...through the Centres of Excellence, IBM works closely with educational institutions in India to give students the opportunity to put skills on test and allows innovation to take centre stage."

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