Noida| India, October31, 2018:Esri India, country’s leading Geographic Information System (GIS) Software & Solutions provider launches “Esri India GIS Academy Program” (EIGAP) for teaching, learning, and research purposes. The Company alsoannounced that it is making its flagship ArcGIS Technology available to universities at a special price. The 12-month license includes core components of ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online and many other web/mobile apps.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Agendra Kumar, President, Esri India said, “There is a considerable demand of high quality and well trained GIS professionals across industries and sectors in the country. We are committed to building a strong GIS ecosystem in the country through academia and industry. Our program will help in bridging the skill gap and enable the university students acquire best of GIS knowledge”.
As a part ofEIGAPevery university can:
1. Procure Esri software ArcGIS at an extremely special price to setup GIS Lab
2. Organize specialised workshops and seminars by qualified Esri India trainers for students on advances in GIS technology
3. Participate in Faculty Development Program to equip faculty with latest updates of Esri software
4. Receive relevant curriculum recommendations from Esri India on GIS and related technologies
Conscious of the skills gap in the GIS space, Esri India is making strategic investments to train talent by making the technology accessible and affordable. This program will bring a transformation by not only skilling the students with latest GIS technologies but also promoting its adoption in India.
The program is available to all Universities and colleges who plan to, or are already teaching GIS in their curriculum. The program includes access to software, curriculum and training resources to equip the institutions to impart best of the GIS skills to their students in various disciplines. Esri India has been supporting the academia through training the resources and equipping them with the GIS know-how through other programs like GIS Academia Council and mApp Your Way.