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Low-cost training offered by the ‘experts’ here spurs a rise in online training, reaching students in different countries

Best in industry:Software professionals at the Microsoft India Development Centre in Cyberabad.—PHOTO: P.V. SIVAKUMAR
Best in industry:Software professionals at the Microsoft India Development Centre in Cyberabad.—PHOTO: P.V. SIVAKUMAR

Budding engineers consider it a ‘gateway to glory’ and teachers term it as a ‘resource of fake projects’. Whatever the nomenclature may be the Maitrivanam stretch at Ameerpet – the software training hub is in news for another good reason.

The institutes teeming with people are now teaming up with students across the seven seas to train them in a variety of capsule courses in software development. Low cost training offered by the ‘experts’ here has spurred a rise in online training reaching students in different countries.

Their clientele from US, UK, Australia, Middle-East and Africa include students who want to enhance their employability, software professionals, who intend to increase their current skill set and newly established consulting firms to strengthen their workforce on bench.

“We have trained about 40 to 50 foreign students from places such as Dubai, US and UK in technologies like Java, Unix, Dotnet, C++ and Testing Tools,” says K. Sunny, HR Manager at Naresh Technologies. “At first we give them demo classes for three days and later if the person likes it, the training continues.” The cost of the courses offered is considerably low when compared to the industry standards in other countries.

A majority of the course takers include Indian students who pursue MS in foreign countries and working professionals. “We conduct classes based on the convenience of the candidates. Our faculty sometimes take classes even at 2 a.m. There is a huge demand for courses like Apache Hadoop, Analytics, Business Intelligence and Linux,” says Parameshwar Rao of Visualpath.

Availability of software like Team Viewer, Citrix GoToMeeting, Cisco WebEx and Skype, which facilitate video-conferencing and remote desktop support, has made the job of the institutes lot easier. Even the language issues are being sorted out as some software has the facility of typing the instructions via chat windows.

The faculty who impart online training also include IT professionals with industry experience who take out time from their busy life to make a decent earning. The advertising for the online courses is done through social media, websites and of course the benefitted candidates themselves spread the word.

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