ServiceNow Academic Program Upskills Aspiring IT professionals in Telangana


The program provided jobs to engineering students, in alliance with academic partners and leading Information Technology (IT) companies. 

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 ServiceNow has successfully piloted the ServiceNow Academic Program in Telangana, in partnership with TASK (Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge).

The program culminated in Telangana in a job fair last week, providing 264 job offers to 248 certified students.

The program was designed to provide students with skills that industry demands, and it provided guaranteed job prospects to engineering students, in alliance with academic partners and leading Information Technology (IT) Companies.

Rao Surapaneni, Vice President of Engineering, ServiceNow said, “This initiative is in line with the Government’s ‘Skill India’ program, aimed at improving skills of 40 crore people by 2022. We are pleased to partner with TASK team and deliver outstanding ServiceNow certified application developers.”

The ServiceNow Academic Program certified students are likely to get better opportunities in the future. According to a joint study by International Data Corporation (IDC) and Cisco, the Indian economy is looking to add more than 1.4 million new IT jobs by 2027.  This represents a 46 per cent growth in jobs primarily driven by emerging technologies like cybersecurity, Internet of things (IoT) and big data.

ServiceNow Academic Program completes first year

The colleges which participated in the inaugural year for the ServiceNow Academic Program include BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering for Women, CMR College of Engineering and Technology, CVR College of Engineering, G Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science for Women, Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, VNR Vignan Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, and KL University.

Firms including Capgemini, Cognizant, DXC, Hexaware, Infosys, LTI, Mphasis, TCS & Wipro participated in the job fair.

Speaking about the collaboration, Sujiv Nair, CEO, TASK said, “Thanks to the ServiceNow Academic Program pilot, the state of Telangana is now equipped with ‘trained & certified’ faculty and fresh engineering graduates as ‘ServiceNow application developers’ and are excited to extend the reach of this program to many more colleges in the near future.”

Bridging skills gap in the industry

Under the Academic Program, ServiceNow is trying to equip students with knowledge and experience in cutting-edge technology, to prepare them for a successful career with some of India’s leading technology companies.

The program aims also to bridge the skills gap in the industry and generate skilled workforce for the city (Hyderabad) and the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Gopika Dakoju, a student at CMR College of Engineering, Hyderabad who undertook the ServiceNow program said, “With India’s tech sector undergoing tremendous change, students are expected to have enhanced efficiency and skills to be adept with the continuously evolving IT industry. Forums such as ServiceNow’s Academic Program not only train young aspiring professionals like us but also give us the opportunity to reflect upon new perspectives and connect with leading IT organizations.”