Now the students of Navrachana University can help themselves get updated with the ever changing technology as they will learn the skills from the experts. Navrachana University is collaborating with IBM to offer specialized courses in the areas of Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things and Cyber Security for B.Tech students from this year.

Navrachana will be the first University in Gujarat to offer the IBM Innovation Center for Education program courses. The collaboration will help the students acquiring the much in demand technical skills helping them build a robust career In the industry.

IBM Innovation Center for Education (ICE) program, will deliver innovative curriculum integrated with a Learning Management System. IBM will also be systematically enabling the university faculty team on these courses, through teacher sessions, webinars, seminars and connecting subject matter experts from the industry with students and faculty members.

The students will also have access to the online course materials, collaborative learning tools and discussion forums to enhance their knowledge real-time. On successful completion of the program, the students will also be receiving an electronic badge from IBM. This will be a one year course with various modules and it’s an additional specialised course for the students along with their curriculum.
Prof. Abir Mullick Vice Chancellor, Navrachana University said, the association with IBM will prepare students for the emerging technologies expected to exponentially grow in the years to come. By 2025 these technologies are expected to grow to a worldwide market size of approx US$ 12 trillion as per some reports. Preparing students to take advantage of the growth potential of these technologies is therefore paramount.

According to Arati Ranade, Director, IBM Systems Lab Services & Technical Training, IBM India/South Asia, “There is a strong demand for skilled technology and trained management professionals. The IBM Innovation Center for Education initiative will equip the students, at the University, to adapt to the dynamics in the industry and drive technology and business innovation.

The industry relevant technology courses will provide deep theoretical knowledge to the students, coupled with broad-based industry alignment, interaction, talent discoverability as well as excellence in their professional practice. Through this collaboration, we can positively impact the outcomes of the university students”.

In addition to that the from this academic year Navrachana University will launch Reinventing Engineering Education, a new teaching-learning experience to offer comprehensive education and employability.

Reinventing Engineering Education will alter the way engineering is taught and learned. it will make changes to how students study technical subjects. Discussions, case studies and hands-on work will offer complete immersion in engineering culture and experience. Everyday machines [like a motorcycle] will be used to teach about evolving technologies, think out of the box and demystify the secrets of engineering concepts. A course called Experiential Engineering will be introduced to train students to become curious about how things are made, why they are made that way, and alternative ways of making the same thing.

Reinventing Engineering Education will address the rapid changes in the industry. it will have greater emphasis on technological innovations to sustain the economic prosperity, security, and social wellbeing. It will help students solve real-life problems and innovate technologies embedded in production, consumption, social, environmental, cultural, and ethical issues.

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