With eyes to build an enterprise based on intellectual property, Infosys has planned to offer Masters as well as Doctorate Programmes to willing candidates. The company has recently got its new CEO, Mr. Vishal Sikka, who is constantly trying to step up the ladder of technology value chain and raise the level of the programmes that it presently offers. Infosys presently offers training to its employees at the sprawling training campus in Mysore.
The COO of Infosys U B Pravin Rao said, “People can acquire credits taking courses, and if, say over a 5 year period they accumulate enough credit points, we will call them Infosys Master. Similarly, if people do something for ten years, we may call them Infosys Doctor. These are some of the things we are thinking out aloud.” The company is planning to launch courses dealing with newer technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing technology and Data analytics so that it can push its employees to take up roles that are presently handled by their senior counterparts.
The Mysore training campus was a huge success for Infosys and they are creating learning modules differently for learners, so that they can get a classroom environment while learning and go through online classes as well. Rao further pointed out in his interview, “Employability increases through learning. When we conducted exit interviews with people, inevitably 9 out of 10 people talked glowingly about their experience in Mysore and the need for such continued engagement.”
Along with the plans to give away Masters and Doctorate programmes to its employees, Infosys is also tying up with various global universities. It has tied up with the Institute of Design at Stanford and Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME) in Stanford for the overall development of its employees who could find solutions to key industry issues by handling the matter through joint research and development. It has also came in agreement with the University of Berlin to create a Research and Development centre, that would focus on the emerging technologies and new age machines.