Ericsson India visited Amity Institute of Telecom Technology & Management (AITTM) for the second consecutive year to launch its flagship EXCEL Professional Certification Program. Like 2009, this year also, AITTM was the first Institute visited by Ericsson to kick start the EXCEL program on an all India basis.
EXCEL Certification Program aims at helping Ericsson in creating a pool of industry-ready professionals and bridge the gap between demand – supply .EXCEL Professional Certification is a ‘General Telecom Certification’ and is vendor neutral. The EXCEL program would cover basics of 2G, 3G, IP, Multimedia & VAS fundamentals. Other aspects of EMPOWER Program include Summer Internships and Final Placements for students.
The team from Ericsson India comprised of Mr. Pankaj Gupta – General Manager, Corporate HR , Mr Amit Sharma – Program Manager – EMPOWER – University Relationship Program and Ms Gishmeet Kaur Bindra - Program Executive – EMPOWER. The program started off with Lt. Gen. P D Bhargava, Director General AITTM welcoming the guests and addressing the students.This was followed by a presentations on Ericsson as an organization by Mr. Pankaj Sharma and EXCEL Professional Certification Program, its objective, the stages involved and its importance for the students by Mr. Amit Sharma
Mr. Amit Sharma shared with the students how the program spans across web-based training, instructor led training, site visit and would culminate with a certification exam. All these activities of the EXCEL Program will be conducted over the next 3 months. He also shared that the same program is being rolled out globally and soon EXCEL Certification would be recognized internationally by all Telecom Companies.
Top 40 students of Final Year B Tech (E&T) were selected for the EXCEL Certification and were given detailed briefing about the program. The day ended with distribution of welcome kits to the selected students by Ericsson. Mr. Pankaj Shared with the students, in 2009 that the performance of the AITTM students was the best among all the colleges across India and he expected the 2010 Batch Students to surpass that benchmark.
Ericsson has also shown keenness to be associated with AITTM for review of syllabus for B. Tech (E&T).