The CMR Group of Institutions has launched Virtusa Centre of Excellence (CoE) at its college campus in Medchal. The center was launched in association with Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering and IT outsourcing services.
Virtusa Corporation is an American information technology services company founded in 1996 in Sri Lanka and has its headquarters in Westborough, Massachusetts, United States. The company provides IT consulting, business consulting, systems implementation and application outsourcing services to large enterprises and software vendors.
A center of excellence (COE) is a team, a shared facility or an entity that provides leadership, best practices, research, support and/or training for a focus area. Due to its broad usage and vague legal precedent, a “center of excellence” in one context may have completely different characteristics from another. The focus area might be a technology (e.g. Java), a business concept (e.g. BPM), a skill (e.g. negotiation) or a broad area of study (e.g. women’s health). A center of excellence may also be aimed at revitalizing stalled initiatives. The term may also refer to a network of institutions collaborating with each other to pursue excellence in a particular area.
Virtusa Centre of Excellence Necessity
The objective behind setting up the CoE is to nurture young talent by training and making them industry ready. Virtusa will nominate its experts to give out industry-oriented inputs. Additionally, as part of the coursework, students will have the opportunity to work on real-time cases.
The Virtusa team will mentor and review their work to ensure they are industry-ready by the time they complete their graduation.
Addressing on the occasion, Ch Gopal Reddy, secretary, and correspondent CMR Group said the management has taken initiatives to bridge the industry-academia gap by incorporating training in various technologies.