Pune: 250 students of CDAC Advanced Computing Training School selected by various organisations

Pune: 250 students of CDAC Advanced Computing Training School selected by various organisations

C-DAC’s Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) conducts PG-Diploma courses in various technical and engineering domains and trains around 7,000 candidates yearly

Pune: The campus placement of the February 2020 batch of C-DAC’s Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) has started in full swing with more than 250 students selected in first two days by various organisations

C-DAC’s Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) conducts PG-Diploma courses in various technical and engineering domains and trains around 7,000 candidates annually.

These courses are recognised by the Industry and significantly contribute to the IT Industry in providing skilled and deployable human resources. These courses are conducted in two batches, one starting in February and the other in August month. Admission to these courses is through the nationwide Computerized Common Admission Test (C-CAT).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration of February 2020 was extended, and the August 2020 batch could not be conducted. Owing to a large number of inquiries received from the candidates, C-DAC ACTS launched e-Diploma courses of shorter duration in the September 2020 batch.

The campus placement of the February 2020 batch has now started, and it is in full swing. In the first two days of the campus placement more than 250 students have already been selected by various organizations.

C-DAC ACTS announced its February 2021 batch (57th batch), with the date of commencement in March 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to conduct the online proctored admission test for which third party vendors were selected through the prescribed bidding process.

After completing the proctored entrance exam and declaring rankings, C-DAC received several complaints from the candidates related to technical problems they faced, connectivity issues at places, and use of unfair means. A large number of well-meaning candidates faced issues, while using the online exam system, potentially affecting their overall ranking.

To give all candidates an equal opportunity to excel and to maintain the sanctity of the examination, C-DAC has now decided to conduct re-exam for admission to the 57th PG-Diploma batch through computerised common admission tests at different exam centres across the nation.

This would follow the same processes in place before the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates for examination will be announced in 2-3 days on C-DAC's website, and the candidates will be intimated through their registered email and SMSs. The syllabus and pattern for the exam will also remain the same as announced earlier. A number of cities will be offered as exam locations, and as far as practical and operationally feasible, students will be allotted a city out of their choices.

The course may be delayed by a month due to this exercise but it is important to assure quality and fairness in all aspects of our courses to our candidates, recruiters, and other stakeholders.

Since 1993 C-DAC has been running PG-Diploma programs with C-DAC's own experts and experts from IT Industry. C-DAC has contributed almost a quarter a million trained human resources to the IT industry in the last two decades. Even during pandemic, ITES companies and organizations are benefiting from skilled manpower resources, and have found C-DAC a friend in their growth activities and projects.

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