IBM resources for academia
IBM's Project Praviin program is launched to better educate millions of students for a more skilled and competitive IT workforce. The program offers a broad range of resources and support to students, faculty and institutions, aiming to provide skills in open standards, critical in a fast-paced and ever-changing IT industry. This program has already trained 1335 students and 64 faculties in the engineering colleges in Kolkata. There are 302 students and 12 faculties certified on IBM technologies in the city. IBM has already established a Centres of Excellence in Kolkata at West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT).