Expanding its portfolio of courses, Infosys, well known Indian corporation, is planning to create its Masters and maybe even a doctorate programme. Infosys is considered as the third-largest India-based IT services company.
The decision is made under its new CEO Vishal Sikka. The company is attempting to move quickly up the technology value chain and bulid on intellectual property. This year it wants to raise the level of the programmes it offers, including at its sprawling training campus in Mysore.
Another concept that Infosys lays is allotting credits for taking courses. Suppose if a person has taken a course of 5-year period, they accumulate points for Infosys Master. Similarly, if they accumulate credit for 10-year period they will call them Infosys Doctor. U B Pravin Rao, COO of Infosys said that there are things like this they are thinking out loud.
Further, courses are also expected in newer technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud and analytics. The idea is to push its engineers to climb the technical ladder and take on senior technical roles.
Infosys now creates learning modules in different formats which includes courses that can be learned in classroom as well as the courses that could be learned online. The foundation training at the Mysore campus has been a big success. In Rao’s opinion employability increases through learning. Whenever Infosys conducts exit interviews, he says that 9 out of 10 people talked glowingly about their experience in Mysore and the need for such continued engagement.
The firm is also focused on its alliance. It is also strengthening its learning programme by join hands with global university. Like, it joined hands with D.School which is a design school at Stanford in order to train its employees with design thinking. It has partnered with the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME) in Stanford to develop curriculum in data science and analytics and will undertake joint research to find solutions to key industry issues.
Moreover, it has entered into an agreement with the University of Berlin to create an R&D centre focused on emerging technologies. Rao said the company would bring use cases based on experience in working with a diverse set of clients and work with the university to design curriculum.
By doing all this the Infosys team will look how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be applied to solve real world problems.