B.S. Abdur Rahman University Adopts SWEBOK and CSDA Certification

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 13 December, 2010 – B.S. Abdur Rahman University has become the first university in Chennai, India, to sign an agreement to offer the IEEE Computer Society’s Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential to its students.

The agreement was signed by Mr. V.M. Periasamy, registrar of B.S. Abdur Rahman University; and Ms. Meenakshi, director of Purna Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a Computer Society Registered Education Provider in India, in the presence of Dr. P. Kanniappan, vice chancellor of B.S. Abdur Rahman University; Professor K.M. Mehata; and other officials.

“Our university is keen to offer our students SWEBOK and CSDA to strengthen their employability and marketability worldwide through increased knowledge and skills,” said Mehata, Dean of the School of Computer Software Engineering, IT, and Computer Application.

The CSDA, designed for entry-level software developers, is intended to provide undergraduate computer science and software engineering students their first credential toward a solid career foundation as a software development practitioner. The Computer Society’s Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) certification is intended for mid-career software development practitioners.

The CSDA and the CSDP are the first two certifications that conform to the ISO/IEC 24773 standard, which stipulates methods of certifying software engineering professionals worldwide.

SWEBOK is the foundation for both certifications. Software practitioners worldwide participate in the Guide’s development to ensure that it captures established traditional practices recommended by many organizations. The SWEBOK Guide uses a rigorous process that includes successive levels of review.

As part of the IEEE’s India Initiative, the IEEE Computer Society is now extending its benefits to Indian technical institutions, especially the faculty and students of computer science, software engineering, IT and software applications.

About B.S. Abdur Rahman University

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, which has now been upgraded as B.S Abdur Rahman University, was an institution acclaimed throughout India for its quality in teaching and research. Being one of the largest engineering institutions in India, it lays emphasis on innovative research, investment in high-quality facilities, and first-rate infrastructure. By making use of the latest technologies and quality teaching, the college is able to offer a wide choice of interdisciplinary degrees in engineering which has enabled students to gain accolades in the global level.

It is one of the few institutions with all the UG and PG programmes approved by AICTE and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation. It was upgraded to university status with a view to helping keep academics keep pace with industry developments.

About IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities. For more information, go to http://www.computer.org.

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