The second phase of the Post Graduate Diploma in Software Development (PGDSD) has started last week, the Embassy of India at Yangon said in a statement.
Classes will be conducted at the University of Computer Sciences Mandalay (UCSM), which has been designated as the temporary campus of Myanmar Institute of Information Technology (MIIT).
MIIT was set up with the technical and financial assistance from India.
Civil construction work of the permanent facility of MIIT is on schedule and is being carried out in Mandalay, the embassy statement said.
“MIIT is a national centre of excellence and will impart education and conduct research in the areas of information technology and enhance human resource pool of Myanmar to meet the future challenges of development,” it said.
The institute is being established under a memorandum of agreement entered into between the two governments of Myanmar and India. IIIT Bangalore has been appointed as the mentor institute for MIIT.
The first batch of 30 participants for the MIIT-PGDSD programme was selected through a joint online entrance examination conducted by the Ministry of Science and Technology and IIIT Bangalore.
First six months of the programme was conducted at IIIT Bangalore from May to October this year. During their stay, the participants were taught an industry tested curriculum by highly rated faculty to enable students obtain software development employment in the world’s leading companies, the Indian embassy said.
The second phase of PGDSD involves project work to be undertaken by the participants and will include planned workshops on special topics, project meetings, presentations, under the supervision of Professor Dr KRV Subramanian, Professor SV Subrahmanya and Rahul Kumar Choubey of IIIT Bangalore along with faculty of UCS Mandalay. A graduation ceremony on completion of the programme will be held in March 2015.