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Infosys Strengthens its Partnership with Udacity to Enhance and Amplify the Learning Capabilities of its New Hires

Bangalore - July 7, 2017: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, has announced that it has fortified its partnership with Udacity, a global online education company, for the second consecutive year. The joint endeavor, aimed at accelerating the pace of skill adoption in new technologies and industry skills in the new batch of trainees of Infosys, offers a Nanodegree program online in an innovative curriculum. It also enables the learner to develop unique, in-demand skills through project-based and real-world scenarios.

Highlights:

  • The training program, called Infosys-Udacity FastTrack Program, gives students an opportunity to complete a Nanodegree program online before joining the Infosys training program in Mysore
  • The best-in-class courses taught by leading experts, coupled with individual mentoring and detailed feedback, have demonstrated a positive impact on maximizing the learning potential of trainees over the last year
  • The partnership is aimed at preparing the current talent pool to work on more ambitious projects, and accelerate the deployment of these hires on projects

Talking about the partnership, Dr. Navin Budhiraja, Chief Technology Officer, Infosys Ltd said, "At Infosys, our focus has evolved from learning specific technology skills to learning to learn. We are consistently investing to bring a culture of lifelong learning early, especially for our young engineers. Through our partnership with Udacity, we are now able to complement this learning, and build a strong foundation with specialized skills training, and I look forward to scaling this partnership further."

"Udacity has been at the forefront of providing the latest, most relevant technology skills to prepare the global workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow. There is great demand within the IT industry in India to upskill workers and lead the world in software development, and we are excited to take our partnership with Infosys into our second year to further train their talent pool," said Vish Makhijani, Chief Executive Officer of Udacity.


About Infosys Ltd

Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, we help our clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Our team of over 200,000 innovators, across the globe, is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies that we bring to every project we undertake.

Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise thrive in the digital age.

About Udacity

Udacity is a global, online education company that connects learning to jobs, providing students with the latest technology skills to get a job or advance their career. The company’s Nanodegree program, a credential that consists of a series of online courses and projects in key areas such as self-driving car, AI, robotics, machine learning, data science and web/mobile development, is recognized by top employers such as Google, AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Nvidia, Facebook and others.

Udacity has recently secured a prestigious spot in the CNBC Disruptor 50 list.

For more information, go to in.udacity.com

Also read : Udacity ranked 10th on CNBC Disruptor 50 list!

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