Today, PwC India announced the introduction of a new Cloud Technology Development Programme, a three-semester, 18-month credit course on Salesforce training for third-year computer engineering graduates and post-graduates (B.Tech and M.Tech students). The objective of the program is to prepare the next generation of students for the future by equipping them with digital-first economy-relevant skills. In the first phase of the Cloud Technology Development Plan, 500 students will be enrolled in five regional engineering schools.

The cooperation will incorporate industry-specific information into the curriculum and give students with opportunities to acquire future-relevant digital skills. Padmaja Alaganandan, Chief People Officer, PwC India, stated, “As we move toward a complex, dynamic, and tech-enabled future, the need for industry and academics to collaborate to include digital skills into the curriculum becomes more crucial than ever. Our long-term objective is to aid in the development of a robust tech talent pool and to strengthen the tech communities required to tackle critical challenges in India and throughout the world. Students will be able to acquire Salesforce skills through customized paths aligned to the National Occupational Standard as part of the curriculum (NOS).

The course will be a combination of in-class and online learning, with PwC specialists contributing 40 hours of teaching time throughout the course’s duration. Students will also have the option to receive a credential from PwC India, which will grant them industry-recognized digital and cloud competences upon graduation. Partner and Salesforce Technology Competency Leader at PwC India, Anjumara Syed, commented on the programme, stating, “PwC India’s Cloud Technology Development Programme will equip students with the right skills and build a robust talent pool that will accelerate sustainable growth, drive greater productivity, and increase business resiliency. We are thrilled to have Salesforce as a partner, since they share our passion and dedication to establishing a flourishing digital ecosystem in India.” Sanket Atal, senior vice president and managing director of Salesforce India, stated, “Reskilling has never been more vital as we continue to navigate in a digital-first world.

We’re delighted to partner with PwC to help bridge the skills gap and equip the next generation with the skills necessary for a successful IT career.” The Cloud Technology Development Programme is one of the various ways PwC India collaborates with universities to improve and make more industry-relevant their courses. In conjunction with the Indian Institute of Management, PwC India recently inaugurated the PwC ESG Research and Innovation Forum (Ahmedabad). This forum intends to play a significant role in beginning the proper dialogues in the ESG area in India and in contributing to thought leadership in ESG research, industrial use cases, and timely policy initiatives. Last year, PwC India also organized Campus Contender 3.0, a program that brings together the finest minds from the country’s top B-schools and gives them the opportunity to offer creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting organizations today. Regarding PwC At PwC, our mission is to foster societal trust and address critical issues.

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