Bengaluru: Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) announced that it has collaborated with UiPath and ICT Academy to train educators from its university and affiliated colleges on the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) skills to upskill students with the skills they need for an automated world. VTU has also updated the curriculum on Robotic Process Automation Design & Development to meet industry needs. This course is available to all students of the computer science and engineering program as a professional elective.
This partnership is planned to benefit more than 200 constituent colleges, affiliated colleges, and autonomous colleges of VTU. As part of this association, UiPath shall facilitate train the trainer sessions, teaching content, learning materials, and software tools for educators under the university. All these benefits will be available at zero cost and implemented in association with ICT Academy.
Educators interested in continuing this learning journey can also explore bringing UiPath Academic Alliance to their respective institutions and collaborate with other educators using RPA as part of classroom, research, or projects.
Elaborating on the efforts, Dr. Karisiddappa, Vice-Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University, said, “As a Premier Technological University in the country, we always look for the opportunity to equip the faculty members and students with industry-relevant skills. We constantly collaborate with technology companies to provide exposure the latest technology, experiential learning, mentorship and job opportunities. A technical-minded graduate with industry-based experience puts him/her in the driver’s seat when choosing a career path. We at VTU, always motivate our students to be job creators than job seekers. Our partnership with UiPath and ICT Academy fulfils our aspiration to provide the best learning opportunity to our students. We look for more such partnerships in the future as well.”
Speaking on the occasion, Anil Bhasin, Managing Director and Vice President, UiPath India and South Asia said, “As a leading enterprise automation software company, UiPath understands the importance of building a strong foundation to empower the nation’s youth. UiPath is committed to empowering every teacher with the skills needed to help them impart knowledge and explore the full potential of technology. We are excited to partner with VTU and ICT Academy in upskilling educators to bring automation skills to their students and thereby helping them explore new career opportunities.”
Also speaking on the occasion, Dr. B. Anbuthambi, President, ICT Academy, said, “With the rising need for RPA skills, the future workforce should equip themselves with skills on par with industry standards. To increase their skills, ICT Academy enables collaboration between industry and Universities. This partnership will help the students and faculty members to understand the benefits of RPA, its application in various fields, and how it will play a crucial role in shaping the future of work.”
About UiPath Academic Alliance:
UiPath Academic Alliance works with state governments, leading universities, not-for-profit organizations, and other public and private educational organizations, to develop a global RPA knowledge ecosystem. The program aims to shape the future of work by facilitating an inclusive community ranging from young students to experienced professionals. UiPath Academic Alliance provides a broad and deep curriculum for students of all educational backgrounds along with hands-on technical and business skills they require to succeed.