Avaya Supports India’s Digital Transformation With University Outreach Programme

More than 70 graduating engineers attend first elective course at leading college in Pune as part of initiative to boost technology skills learning

Avaya, a global leader in business communications Avaya_curriculum_teamsoftware, systems and services, highlighted today its commitment to India’s digital transformation goals through the Avaya University Outreach Programme, a series of initiatives with leading educational institutes in Pune. More than 70 graduating engineers today attended the first elective course at the Cummins College of Engineering for Women, one of four colleges with which Avaya is collaborating on the programme.

The Avaya curriculum is a one-semester elective course, developed by Avaya in collaboration with the Colleges of Engineering. The course covers key trends in emerging technologies and telecommunication, including digital and IP telephony, VoIP protocols, unified communications and contact center applications and provides new engineers with the skills to develop their careers and further India’s digital transformation efforts. Avaya plans to make the course available to other educational institutions and colleges in Pune and across the nation.

India is driving digital transformation efforts to boost economic growth and provide access to digital services, knowledge and information for all citizens. Avaya is working with four colleges in Pune – to help develop training in key technologies and help deliver the skilled workforce India requires.

The Avaya University Outreach Programme consists of four key elements— Avaya curriculum, Technology exchange program for Faculty, Avaya Champs and Technology enablement for students.

India is at the heart of Avaya’s innovation focus and represents the company’s largest R&D center globally, spread across Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad, providing more than 30% of product & solution development globally. Avaya’s India R&D centers comprise talented engineers, researchers and product management staff, with more than 2,200 employees along with a state-of-the-art research and engineering lab and infrastructure with Data Networking and Unified Communications being the primary focus areas.

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