DGT publishes the results of the 1st batch of the advanced (professional) diploma in IT, networks and cloud computing



The General Directorate of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship announced the results of the first promotion (2018-20) of the higher (professional) diploma in computer science, networks and cloud computing.

The first batch consisted of 19 trainees, 14 of whom passed the exam. In addition, 18 interns were offered internships with IBM and their channel partners. Vurukuti Pavan Kumar of NCTS Hyderabad got the top spot while Vinod Kumar KV of the Bengaluru branch got the second spot and Dusa Srilekha got the third spot.

The course started in 2018 at the two National Vocational Training Institutes (NCVT) in Hyderabad and Bangalore on a pilot basis, but was expanded to 16 NCTS in 2019. The course is approved by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) as a Level 6 National Competency Qualification Framework Program (NSQF).

The two-year course includes industry-relevant courses on hardware maintenance, web development, cloud-based development and deployment, analysis, and soft skills training.

In the first year there are five core modules, each of 320 hours, credit-based, independent and focused on professional skills. In the second year, the trainee must select two of three elective modules, each of 320 hours, and complete 800 hours of paid on-the-job training, supported by IBM who also provides a monthly stipend to each trainee. for the remaining period of training (1.5 years) from the third promotion.

“With the pandemic forcing companies to quickly adopt next-generation technological solutions to run their businesses, the demand for the right skills in artificial intelligence, analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, etc. is increasing. A 2020 IBV study indicates that 6 out of 10 companies plan to accelerate their digital transformation efforts, but inadequate skills are one of the biggest obstacles to their progress, ”said Manoj Balachandran, CSR manager, IBM India / Asia from South.

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