Both entities have agreed to collaborate in providing Linux, Open source learning and skills to students as per the signed MoU.
The program aims to provide aspiring professionals with essential technical expertise and help them leverage opportunities in the cloud job market via “SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in Enterprise Linux” certification.
SUSE will support the program with all course materials for cloud-related technologies such as DevOps, cloud application development, cloud administration, and enterprise Linux.
“Through the SUSE Academic Program, we have been supporting academia to meet the changing demands of the digital economy by providing open source knowledge, training materials and an affordable education opportunity that benefit students as they explore job possibilities in the fast-growing technology space,”said Marco Kraak, VP – Channel, SUSE EMEA and APJ.
“At SUSE, we believe that by educating and preparing the next generation of professionals, we are ensuring the future growth and adoption of open source. Our collaboration with KITS will pave the way for learning and skill development in this area,” added Rajarshi Bhattacharyya, Country Manager – SUSE India.
As part of the program, SUSE will provide all staff and students with full access to an on-demand technical training course library, curriculum, virtual labs and educational resources.
SUSE will also endorse and support B.Tech – Computer Science and Engineering and M.Tech – Computer Science and Engineering courses offered by KITS.
“The education system in India needs enormous transformation to be on par with the current trends in cloud-related technologies. The demand for such professionals is outstripping supply and we are delighted to partner with SUSE on a mission to create experts in these technologies,” said Dr. P. Mannar Jawahar, Vice-Chancellor KITS.
“The availability of job-ready graduates who are hands on with technology will help to fill the skill gap in the IT industry. We look forward to a fruitful and continuous relationship with SUSE,” added Dr.Jawahar.
As part of the collaboration, the faculties will also be offered technical experience and practice through a “Train the Trainer” approach. SUSE has already been providing trainer programs exclusively on KITS premises.
Founded in 2017, the SUSE Academic Program includes over 800 universities, schools, libraries and other academic institutions across the globe. It aims to double the number of participants in the next six months.