HCL Infosystems Limited, India’s premier information enabler and country’s leading ICT system integrator and Distribution Company, today inaugurated the first HCL Career Development Centre (HCL CDC) in Chandigarh, under its latest initiative to create highly skilled IT professionals across the country. The company has ventured into the field of IT career development with an objective to meet the increasing demand for skilled professionals from organizations across the country. Prof. R.C. Sobti, Vice Chancellor, Punjab University, Chandigarh formally inaugurated the HCL CDC in Chandigarh today.
HCL CDCs provide specially designed courses to groom students into industry-ready professionals. The company already has fully operational HCL CDCs in thirty cities across the country and plans to set up similar centres overseas as well.
Mr. Rajendra Kumar, Executive Vice President, HCL Infosystems Limited said, “The IT boom in India has caused a severe shortage of high-skilled ICT engineers. With HCL CDCs, we hope to play a leadership role in enlarging the talent pool available to organizations deploying IT in India. Our faculty of industry experts and veterans draw upon our over thirty years of HCL experience in IT software, hardware, networking and system integration.”
“The HCL CDCs across India have received tremendous response from students eager to make a rewarding career in the IT industry and we are certain that the IT career aspirants in Chandigarh will share the same enthusiasm. We are therefore glad to choose Chandigarh as the location of the launch of first HCL CDC. Soon we will be setting up Centres in Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Patiala as key locations with expansion in other cities of Punjab and Haryana as well,” Mr. Rajendra Kumar added.
In the world of high-end cutting-edge technologies that we live in today, the students do not have the capabilities on leading edge technologies, which is so very critical to build the ICT infrastructure in the country.
A study by Cisco-IDC estimates that one-third of companies are not able to fill their demand for networking professionals. Also according to an estimate by E-Value, there is an estimated annual demand of around 2 lakh networking professionals in the country while the supply is limited to about 60% of the demand. The deficit is further estimated to grow at a CAGR of 21% till 2010.
“HCL CDC courses have been designed keeping in mind the specific needs of modern day organizations. Our mission is to transform our students into industry-ready professionals who are ready to take on enterprise-wide IT deployment and integration assignments from the day one, without the need for any further training by their prospective employers,” said Mr. STM Eswar, Head, HCL Career Development Centre.
“HCL is offering a three-months full-time and one-year part-time course titled HCL Certified Network Engineer (HCNE)” apart from various other modular courses, he added.
The HCNE program involves 7 modules, 21 projects and 70 online tests as part of the academic curriculum. HCL CDCs also provide for placement support to all their students who excel in their academics and display a remarkable performance during the course. The company also has plans for introducing short-term modular courses to enhance skills of working professionals, who aspire for faster growth in their respective careers. Most importantly the company offers the students various flexible payment options
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems Ltd with annual revenue of US$ 2.7 Bn (Rs.11,855 crores) is India’s premier information enabling and ICT System Integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL is a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization.
India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure Management Services Organization, HCL has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, E-Governance & Power.
HCL has India’s largest distribution and retail network, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Nokia, Apple, Casio, Kodak, Toshiba, Bull, Ericsson, Cisco, Microsoft, Konica Minolta and many more.
HCL today has India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facility with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience HCL desktops is the largest selling brand into the enterprise space.
With India’s largest ICT services network that reaches to every corner of India, HCL’s award winning Support Services makes it the preferred choice of enterprise and consumers alike. For more information please visit us atwww.hclinfosystems.in
About HCL Enterprise
HCL Enterprise is a leading global technology and IT enterprise with annual revenues of US $4.1 billion (Rs. 17,889 crores). The HCL Enterprise comprises two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is India’s original IT garage start-up. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Technology and Application Services, BPO, Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises over 47,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 17 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information please visit www.hcl.in