Article by – Dr. Deepak Shikarpur , Chairman Board of Studies (Computer Management),University of Pune
The Information Technology sector is a sunrise industry and is expected to grow by 15-20% yearly in the next five years. This sector will need a minimum two million (20 lac) skilled professionals globally in the next five years.
The need of hour is highly skilled, versatile professionals with all round approach for problem solving. Master in Computer Management (MCM) program offered by the University of Pune (UoP) aims at creating such professionals emphasizing study and creation of business applications, rather than mere programming.
“MCM is a flagship program of the UoP and enjoys a track recode of over 25 years. Many professionals have acquired an MCM degree and are enjoying global careers in multinational companies on posts of GM, VP and CEO as well ,”says Dr. Deepak Shikarpur Chairman Board of Studies(Computer Management),UoP.
Many MCM professionals have pursued PhD to further their career options. Admission process of the MCM course is smooth and course fees are moderate. “Syllabus for MCM has been recently received and encourages all round personality development of students and latest technology trends. IT professionals from IBM, TCS, Infosys, WNS, Saama Technologies, Wipro, Persistent, Cybage, and Zensar have participated in farming the new syllabus,” adds Dr. Shikarpur.
The first two semester of the programme are a mix of the computer –related and general business courses. Inclusion of mobile technologies, web technologies give a new platform to students to work on. Specializations are included in the third semester which includes network technology, Software Testing and Software development. Inclusion of specialization papers improves knowledge of students in those subjects. It will focus on particular technology in which the students are more interested.
In addition, global industry approved certifications are recommended as supplementary skill upgrade. Soft skills technologies are covered in each semester leading to overall personality development of the students and that will be help them in their placement activities and to sustain in the organization successfully. Colleges are encouraged to tech minimum one foreign language in addition to English to enhance employability of students.
“To summaries MCM, a two year Post Graduate and University of Pune approved IT program is the best option for students in today’s highly competitive environment,” says Dr Shikarpur.