VJIT, Qlik setup Data Analytics Acceleration Centre
Qlik, a global leader in data analytics, has partnered with Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology (VJIT), a premier higher education institution in...
Hyderabad: Qlik, a global leader in data analytics, has partnered with Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology (VJIT), a premier higher education institution in Hyderabad, to launch a new Data Analytics Acceleration Centre.
Inaugurated as the ‘Centre of Excellence in Analytics – powered by Qlik’, the first-of-its-kind centre is aimed at equipping future professionals with advanced data analytics skills and competencies.
The centre is the first dedicated facility to be supported by the Qlik Academic Program, and underlines Qlik’s vision to make the next wave of professionals job-ready by empowering them with in-demand analytical skills and technical know-how.
Situated in the emerging IT city of Hyderabad, the Centre will serve as a dedicated point of contact for VJIT students and professors looking to collaborate for research opportunities and industry-academia partnerships in the area of data analytics.
It will also serve as a point of confluence to share innovative ideas, and advanced concepts in data analytics, not just for individuals associated with VJIT, but also for professionals, industry bodies, and domain experts from across Hyderabad as well as the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
As part of the initiative, students and professors will have access to a computer lab equipped with 70 high-end computers, dedicated servers, and a leased line internet connection, in addition to a roof-mounted LCD and a Green Generator for power backup.
Students at the centre can also access several training resources offered under the Qlik Academic Program such as Qlik Continuous Classroom (QCC), analytics curriculum and community support to train themselves and enhance their data skills.
With more than 60 students from VJIT already enrolled in the program, Qlik is targeting to empower 180 students annually through its Centre of Excellence.
Speaking about the new centre, Souma Das, Managing Director, Qlik India, said, “Data might be the new gold for organizations, but there is an alarming gap between the global demand and supply of skilled data professionals. It was to address this disparity that we have launched this first-of-a-kind Centre of Excellence in partnership with VJIT.
Chairman of Anurag Group of Institutions (under which VJIT falls) and Member of Legislative Council, Telangana, Dr. P. Rajeshwar Reddy said “Anurag Group welcomes the initiative taken by Qlik to launch the Academic Program at VJIT and for starting the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Analytics.
Initiatives like these from the industry ensures that students are ready for the workforce and we are extremely pleased to be working with the world’s leading data analytics platform provider for this initiative.”