Virtusa collaborates with Great Lakes Institute to improve employment readiness of students

Virtusa Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, a premier business school in India. In this partnership, Virtusa will help redefine Great Lakes’ program curriculum and restructure their new age technology course modules on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and Analytics.

Speaking at the event, Arvind Purushothaman – SVP & Global Head – Data Management Practice, Virtusa said, “We are happy to partner with Great Lakes Institute and will support them in building an industry-oriented curriculum that will help students gain knowledge of the new age technologies. This technical know-how will, in turn, help the students reap benefits at the time of campus placements.”

As part of the partnership, Virtusa will nominate its subject matter experts to give out industry-oriented invaluable inputs. They will deliver sessions at the institute, handpick students for internships, and make pre-placement offers. Additionally, as part of the coursework, students will have the opportunity to work on real-time use cases that will expose them to actual scenarios. The Virtusa team will mentor and review their work to ensure they are industry-ready by the time they pass out.

Speaking on the partnership, Bala V Balachandran, J L Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting & Information Management, Northwestern University, USA and Founder, Dean & Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management, India, affirms, “Great Lakes, a pioneer in Management Education has introduced a new major in AIMLA and is also proud to announce an association with Virtusa to impart practical, industry-relevant course content to our students. I hope this will further strengthen our already excellent relationship with Virtusa and I look forward to many years of meaningful, fruitful and mutually beneficial association with Virtusa.”

Virtusa also aims to engage with the faculty of Great Lakes and provide them guidance and inputs to make the programs industry relevant.

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