IIHT to set up 100 centers in China
By agencies | Thursday, 31 March 2005, 08:00 Hrs
NEW DELHI: Indian IT is surely going places. Two days after reports said that Aptech of India is the number one computer training institute in China, another Indian firm, this time training major, Indian Institute of Hardware Technology Ltd has announced it will invest $2 million in China in two years and set up 100 centers there over the next three years with the first one coming up in Shanghai by October. ''We have done a survey for setting up training centers in China as part of our plan to commence global operations. The first center will be set up in Shanghai in the second quarter of 2005-06,'' IIHT CEO Keshav Raju N said. IIHT, which offers education in Hardware and networking environment to individuals, and highly customized training solutions to corporate customers, plans to open 100 training institutes in China by 2008. Back home, the company intends to expand its network from 140 to 500 centers by 2007. ''We are also planning to increase our operations to smaller towns, besides B class cities,'' he said. Besides graduates and corporates, IIHT is also eyeing 10+2 candidates as new segment for its courses, which are both product-centric and technology-based, Raju added. IIHT, which has already entered into tie-ups with IT majors like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Red Hat and Novell, plans to set up an R and D facility in North India to create a pool of well-groomed technocrats on all emerging technologies.