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Universities opt for IBM technologies for teaching
Wednesday September 18, 2013 7:31 PM, IANS

Universities in India are increasingly opting for IBM technologies to prepare students with the help of virtualization equipment and software to aid high end research, refine processes and elevate the IT infrastructure in the universities.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research , Bhopal, Karunya University, Coimbatore and the Shiv Nadar University have selected IBM technologies, the company said in a statement here Wednesday.

"With education being high on the public agenda, and with students, professors and the society calling out for new ideas and solutions for better and new skills, the agreement between IBM and these leading universities in India, recognizes the increasing relevance of smarter computing as an approach to IT," Tobby Kakkamthottil, midmarket and inside sales leader, IBM India/South Asia said.

"If universities are to produce highly qualified students in the various branches of science, they need to focus on integrating science education and research with advanced information technologies - that is, they need to consider adding supercomputing capacity," Sunil Kumar, a professor at IIT, Madras said.

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