Adhiparasakthi Engineering College Adopts SWEBOK and CSDA

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 17 January, 2011 – Adhiparasakthi Engineering College has signed a memorandum of understanding with Registered Education Provider Purna Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd. to offer IEEE Computer Society software development education programs to APEC students.

APEC’s agreement to offer the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) and the Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) programs to students was signed by APEC Principal Dr. S. Jayashri and Mrs. Meenakshi, director of Purna Career Solutions, in the presence of Dr. V. Ramaswamy, APEC dean of Development and Planning, Mr. R. Senthil, APEC vice principal, Mr. A.K. Gnanasekar, convener of the Institute Industry Interaction Cell, Mrs. P. Tamilarasi, IEEE chapter convener for APEC, and other Purna Career Solutions officials.

“We thank the IEEE Computer Society for enhancing our college, globally competing with worldwide institutions for the updated technological and scientific approaches in the world arena. Offering SWEBOK, CSDP, and CSDA credential certification to our students would benefit greatly and substantially boost their placement and career prospects on an international standard," said Dr. S. Jayashri of APEC.

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 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, information technology, and software applications.

About Adhiparasakthi Engineering College

Adhiparasakthi Engineering College is one of the educational institutions sponsored by the Adhiparasakthi Charitable, Medical, Educational and Cultural Trust. President of the college is His Holiness Arulthiru Bangaru Adigalar. The college was started in November 1984. It is a self-financing institution governed by a Board of Management. This college is affiliated with Anna University and functions with the approval and guidance of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The college is situated in the spiritual town of Melmaruvathur.

The campus offers a serene atmosphere for the pursuit of studies in engineering and technology. Adhiparasakthi Engineering College’s mission is to achieve excellence in engineering management and computer education through a participatory work culture.

About IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organisation 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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