IBM Center of Excellence

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Inside IBM COE

Our association with IBM starts way back in 2010. Since then in small scale participation in “THE GREAT MIND CHALLENGE” contest has been there. From 2010, we have been seeing progressive participation in TGMC and other IBM associated activities. We have been awarded the IBM Software Centre of Excellence in Dec 2010. In TGMC 2010-2011, 20+ teams participated.

IBM Academic Initiative Programs have motivated the students to look at international certifications in a friendly manner and has given them confidence that these certifications are achievable as students. Year 2011-12 was a year of achievement and good start. As of date, we have 100+ IBM certified students on various technologies.

We believe, the IBM academic Initiative and The Great Mind Challenge national Project Competition and our partnership as centre of excellence is helping us to produce employable matured engineers.


IBM Academic Initiative has helped us in learning about new IBM products, various technologies, implementing these technologies in a proper way and helping us to achieve professionalism and problem solving! I must say ,I came to about technologies like RAD,RFT etc from which we gained a lot of knowledge and we practically experienced the difference between what we are learning in academics and what industry expects.I just hope we get through and get a chance to learn and compete more! Thanks…

Ramprasad A V
2007-11 Batch
CS & E

It was a very nice & helpful experience for me. In our B.Tech syllabus we studied about DBMS, software engineering,etc But in TGMC we Actually worked on that. I got and opportunity to learn different tools and technologies like RAD and RFT…Learning these things now helped me in making my final year project and surely it wll be beneficial in my job after this B.Tech.

Gowravi S
2007-11 Batch
CS & E

First of all i would like to thank IBM for offering the status of IBM Software Centre of Excellence to my college. TGMC gives us the opportunity to work on a real time scenario which is the most imp. Part of the engineering Student life . Since the requirement analysis part is already done by IBM professionals, it becomes quite easy for a student to start the work from there and build further upon it.Along with this we came to know about RAD and RFT and its uasge.. Hope it will be usefull in future.

Sushmitha Shenoy
2007-11 Batch
CS & E

IBM is a global technology and innovation company that stands for progress. With operations in over 170 countries, IBMers around the world invent and integrate hardware, software and services to help forward-thinking enterprises, institutions and people everywhere succeed in building a smarter planet.

IBM has been present in India since 1992. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software, uniquely distinguishes IBM India from other companies in the industry.IBM India’s solutions and services span all major industries including financial services, healthcare, government, automotive, telecommunications and education, among others. As a trusted partner with wide-ranging service capabilities, IBM helps clients transform and succeed in challenging circumstances.

IBM has been expanding its footprint in India – and has a presence in over 200 cities and towns across the country – either directly or through its strong business partner network. IBM India has clearly established itself as one of the leaders in the Indian Information Technology (IT) Industry – and continues to transform itself to align with global markets and geographies to grow this leadership position. Widely recognised as an employer of choice, IBM holds numerous awards for its industry-leading employment practices and policies.

IBM CoEs aim at creating a platform for the development of software skills among students and also gives them the opportunity to acquire new skill sets around IBM software as well as help them develop world-class business solutions.

In addition to extending high-quality education on emerging technologies through these CoEs in colleges, IBM also plans to bring its Global Entrepreneurship Initiative (GEI) to some of these colleges. This initiative helps start-ups capture new business opportunities by providing access to technology resources from IBM.

“Apart from providing training, certification and software which is free of charge to these colleges, IBM plans to take the CoEs to the next logical level of converting them into Incubation Centers, to bolster software skills and ensure industry-ready professionals. Under this concept, the company aims to work towards creating a bridge between the industry and academia by creating a programme where industry can use the CoE set up and the certified resources in the college to create innovative software projects and proof of concepts,” said Himanshu Goyal, Country Manager, Academic Initiative, Developer Works & Globalization, IBM India/South Asia.

The year 2009 saw IBM open CoEs at several engineering colleges in the states of Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, among others.

The CoE is an outgrowth of IBM’s Academic Initiative which covers more than 2,000 colleges and universities around the world. Under the initiative, IBM partners closely with the local government and academia to create an enabling environment by allowing access to IBM software, course material, training and curriculum development.