LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 November, 2011 – Arya Group of Colleges has signed a memorandum of understanding with Purna Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd. to offer IEEE Computer Society software development education and certification programs to its students.
Arya's agreement to offer the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), the SWEBOK Certificate Programme (SCP), and the Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) and Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) credentials was signed by Mr. Akhil Pandey, Director of Training and Placement in the Arya College of Engineering and IT; and Mr. Dhian Singh, Director of Purna Career Solutions, an IEEE Computer Society Registered Education Provider in India.
"The association of the IEEE society and the Arya Group of Colleges will enhance the capabilities and competence of our students to act as global professionals. At the same time, it will contribute toward enlarging the membership strength of IEEE through whatever students can contribute toward the Society's mission and vision," said Mr. Akhil Pandey.
Arya Group of Colleges was established in 1999 under the aegis of the All India Arya Samajis Society for Higher & Technical Education. Its founder, Chairman Shri T.K. Agarwal, envisions opening 50 private engineering colleges in Northern India to make Rajasthan an IT hub.
The SWEBOK Certificate Program, consisting of four learning modules with 25-plus hours of instruction each, was created to raise a university student's understanding and proficiency of the SWEBOK Guides' 15 Knowledge Areas. Each completed module will result in a certificate. By completing the four modules, a student will have a solid understanding of the software development lifecycle. This will give students an excellent foundation as they embark on a career in software development, and provide a stepping stone to obtaining a CSDA certification.
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 credential is currently being refreshed.
The 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.