Manav Rachna University and Xebia organized a Tech Talk on ‘Developing Skills for Today’s Digital Organizations’ today. Mr. Vikas Mittal, Senior Director, Digital Assurance & an industry acclaimed leader in Digital Transformation was the resource person for the day. He was accompanied by Mr. Brijesh Kohli, Director, Xebia Academy Global, and Mr. Divyanshu Sinha, Program Manager, Xebia.
The Tech Talk started with a brief introduction of the emerging digital industry and how it is affecting the demands from the universities who are preparing students to lead tomorrow. Relevancy of digital in the industry, how it is expected to grow in the coming years, and the way industry’s demands are evolving were some of the concerns discussed by Mr. Vikas Mittal. He also apprised students about the latest statistics of the IT industry. He said, “Digital is 10% marketing and 90% core engineering. You would find a majority of engineers in the Billion Dollar Organizations like Uber, Thumbstack, Pinterest and others”.
Mr. Brijesh shared that students studying Computer Science & Engineering (Specializations- Data Science & Machine Learning, and Digital Transformation Engineering) offered at Manav Rachna in association with Xebia will get a certificate, stating that the student is skilled in the mentioned technologies, from Xebia in addition to their CSE degree. He added, “With these courses, our intent is to make it realistic for students and equip them with relevant skills. We want them to be productive right as they enter into the industry and so, we teach them the latest and greatest in industry”.
Ms. Hanu Bhardwaj, HoD- Department of Computer Science & Engineering, addressed the parents and students and shared that, Curriculum has been developed by Xebia experts who have the vision to foresee the future of IT industry, and Agile Classrooms have been set up at the campus which enhance group and peer learning. She added that with these courses, we are looking 10-20 years down the line where the industry in progressing.
The Tech Talk was highly encouraging, informative, and interactive. Parents and students also visited the Agile Classrooms and learnt how learning takes a new form here.