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Memorandum of Understanding with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam University

The Qlik Academic Program signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) on August 31st 2019 with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University Lucknow one of the largest Technical Universities in India, to train students in data analytics across its 750 colleges affiliated to the University. Its affiliated colleges are spread across the entire state of Uttar Pradesh, one of the largest states in India.

The MOU was inked during the HR Conclave, themed, “Role of Industry in Technical Education”.  During this Conclave, discussions and thoughts were shared around various initiatives that could be undertaken to bridge the academia-industry gap to ensure students are better prepared for the future. The Chief Guest of the event, Smt. Kamal Rani (Minister for Technical Education for Uttar Pradesh), graced the occasion along with University Vice Chancellor Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak (Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Vineet Kansal) and other dignitaries. More than 200 professors, students, and industry representatives were present in the audience

 A study on hiring trends in the analytics sector in India, conducted by edtech company Great Learning, indicates that 97,000 positions related to analytics and data science are currently vacant due to a dearth of qualified talent. By utilizing resources offered by the Qlik Academic Program including training and qualifications, the University hopes to stride towards its mission of equipping students in skills of the future and making them job ready. The University is embarking on various initiatives and programs for students in this direction.

I had the opportunity to address the audience and talk about the Academic Program and the benefits it offers for Universities to get enabled in data analytics with the help of industry relevant training and qualification offered by Qlik. During the event, quite a few Professors and students interacted and were curious to understand about the Academic Program and how they can include them in their respective institutions.

As the next step forward, the University wants to undertake a pilot project by selecting few of its colleges and roll out the program. The plan is to appoint a Special Point of Contact ( SPOC) at these colleges so that the program can be implemented successfully.

With this engagement, the Academic Program hopes to create more data literate students and professors and help fill the skills gap

If you want to know about how the Qlik Academic Program can enable students and professors in your university, visit: qlik.com/academicprogram.