Pegasystems’ University Academic Program Provides Expanded Education Opportunities For India’s Engineering Community

Posted by: at 11/23/2016 02:09:00 am

Partnership with TalentSprint brings Pegasystems education and certification program to premier universities to improve student employability and earnings potential

HYDERABAD, 23 November, 2016: Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises, today announced a major expansion of its University Academic Program (UAP) to enhance the skills and readiness of next-generation engineers in India. Pega has partnered with TalentSprint, a leading youth career accelerator, to deliver Pega application education and professional certifications to students at premier engineering universities across India. This provides university graduates with more access to valuable training on the industry’s most used tools and applications.

Pegasystems’ University Academic Program Provides Expanded Education Opportunities For India’s Engineering Community

Pegasystems’ University Academic Program Provides Expanded Education Opportunities For India’s Engineering Community

Pegasystems’ University Academic Program Provides Expanded Education Opportunities For India’s Engineering Community

Pegasystems’ University Academic Program Provides Expanded Education Opportunities For India’s Engineering Community


Commenting on Pega’s UAP expansion, Suman Reddy, MD, Pegasystems India, said, “India’s developer ecosystem is rapidly expanding, and with the world’s focus on India as a R&D hub, there is definitely a demand for highly-skilled talent. Through this large-scale expansion, we want to take our existing training module and target the core of the issue we face as a country, which is up-skilling. This program is targeted to train and certify students to become highly skilled market-ready engineers, who are equipped with the knowledge and skillset to innovate within our complex industry demands.”

“TalentSprint is delighted to collaborate with an industry leader like Pegasystems and offer best-of-class global technology skills to young job seekers in the IT sector. This partnership is a major step towards ensuring that even fresh engineering graduates can acquire relevant competencies and certifications to configure an advanced CRM and BPM platform. This collaboration will empower progressive universities and colleges to create a future-ready technology workforce," said Santanu Paul, Co-Founder & CEO, TalentSprint.

As an authorized Pega training implementation partner, TalentSprint together with Pega will be training up to 1800 graduates. For a nominal fee, students from institutes across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai will be trained by university faculty and TalentSprint instructors using market-leading tools and applications provided by Pega. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to pass the Pegasystems’ Certified System Architect exam to receive their final certification.

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About Pegasystems:

Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega® 7 Platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at http://www.pega.com.

About Pega University Academic Program:

Pega's University Academic Program (UAP) is a worldwide initiative that offers training and certification on the Pega 7 platform for both university professors as well as students majoring in Engineering, Computer Science, Business Information Technology, or Computer Information Systems. With one third of its workforce based in India and a significant partner ecosystem, Pega aims to nurture and build a job-ready talent pool that companies can leverage. The University Academy Program is an exclusive opportunity for graduating students from leading universities to supplement their academic curriculum with the latest software training and a potential professional certification. More than 300 students were trained and certified in the initial UAP pilot program with the vast majority already finding employment in the ecosystem. As a result of this positive outcome, Pegasystems has ongoing plans to expand the program to include additional universities worldwide.

About TalentSprint:

TalentSprint is India's leading Career Accelerator for Youth. Its technology-driven platform attracts youth with high aspirations and equips them for exciting careers in the knowledge sector. Funded by Nexus Venture Partners and the National Skill Development Corporation, TalentSprint aims to empower ONE MILLION young job seekers to pursue careers in Information Technology, Banking and Financial Services, and Education. TalentSprint is the recipient of several national and international awards including the TV5 Business leader Award 2015, Excellence in Education Award 2015, World HRD Congress HR Tech Leader Award 2014.



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