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Nov 12, 2014

SCT and IBM partner to bridge IBM Cloud skills gap in Salem

Salem, Nov 12, 2014:  Sona College of Technology (SCT), Salem, has partnered with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to train and educate students and faculty on industry oriented IBM Cloud capabilities. This collaboration aims to improve the quality of technical education in Salem. IBM will also provide resources, professional training, certification and skills in open standards. 

IBM Academic Initiative is a global program that facilitates collaboration between IBM and educators to teach students and faculty on information technology skills. This partnership is aimed to develop capabilities which will help them build competitive advantage and keep pace with changes in the workplace.

Commenting on the collaboration, Sri. C. Valliappa Chairman, Sona College of Technology said, "We believe in educating students to be industry ready. This association with IBM is a step towards that direction. Bluemix platform has given opportunities for the young minds of Sona to transform their innovative ideas into products and become successful entrepreneurs. With an exposure to IBM Bluemix, students will be equipped to develop many innovative apps for the society. We wish them success to be winners in the current year of IBM TGMC (The Great Mind Challenge Contest)".

Ms. Robyn Selge, Director, Ecosystem Development, IBM Asia Pacific said, "There will be  huge requirements for qualified developers with expertise in Bluemix platform for building, managing and running applications of all types, such as web, mobile, big data, and smart devices. This platform provides extensive support for scalability and security of applicationsported".

About SCT:

Sona College of Technology has achieved global identity through its involvement in research in recent technology and successful completion of projects and products. The "AICTE – CII Award for Best Industry – Linked Technical Institute in India – 2013" bestowed on Sona among 1050 survey participants and 37 short-listed institutions stands testimony to the commitment of the college to impart quality education. It is yet another milestone in the success story of the institute. Sona College of Technology is equipped with world class infrastructure and highly qualified and experienced faculty members. An active Placement Training and Welfare Cell functions with the sole aim of placing the students in top-notch companies. In short, Sona stands tall as one of the best destinations for world class education.

The Vision of Sona College of Technology is to:

To become an institute of great repute, in the fields of Science, Applied Science, Engineering, Technology and Management studies, by offering a full range of program's of global standard to foster research, and to transform the students into globally competent personalities. 


  • To offer Graduate, Post-graduate, Doctoral and other value-added programs beneficial for the students
  • To establish state-of-the-art facilities and resources required to achieve excellence in teaching-learning, and supplementary processes
  • To provide Faculty and Staff with the required qualification and competence and to provide opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills
  • To motivate the students to pursue higher education, appear for competitive exams, and other value added programs for their holistic development
  • To provide opportunity to the students and bring out their inherent talent
  • To establish Centre's of excellence in the emerging areas of research
  • To have regular interaction with the Industries in the area of R & D, and offer consultancy, training and testing services
  • To offer Continuing education, and Non-formal vocational education programs that are beneficial to the society

About IBM Academic Initiative
IBM Academic Initiative (AI) is an innovative global program created to equip educational institutions with the most current IT tools in the market, to better prepare students for the professional world. Over the years, this partnership with colleges and universities has helped in building a pipeline of skilled and competitive IT workforce. Various AI programs help IBM develop strategic relationships with universities and colleges to assist them develop consistent, high quality curricula for leading and emerging technologies.

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