Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, is celebrating a decade of its Foundation Programme, a training programme for entry level engineering graduates at the Infosys Global Education Center, one of the world's largest corporate universities located in Mysore. This is a 23-week residential training programme designed to aid students' transition from the academic world to the corporate world, as qualified professionals. The programme is focused on imparting generic and stream-specific training in various technology areas, along with soft skills and leadership programmes, to engineering graduates who join Infosys every year.
The Infosys Foundation Programme at Mysore had small beginnings in May, 2002 with 50 trainees, one trainer, one classroom and a vision to develop a world-class training facility, committed to imparting knowledge, sharing best practices and building intellectual capital for the future. Today, delivered at the Global Education Center, among other training modules, the programme has grown in scale and can train close to 15,000 trainees concurrently. To date over 100,000 entry-level engineering graduates have successfully completed the Foundation Programme conducted by the Center.
Speaking on the occasion, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman said, "We have always recognized the significance of continuous learning for the development of individuals, our company and the country as a whole. In our ongoing endeavor to build intellectual capital for the future, Infosys will continue to focus on developing its workforce through corporate training initiatives.”
With 1.4 million square feet of floor space, the Global Education Center has 500 instructors and 200 classrooms. Recognized as the world's largest corporate university, the Global Education Center embraces international benchmarks, initiatives and values at its core. Infosys corporate education and training initiatives have been recognized globally by the American Society for Training and Development and Independent research firm, Forrester.