Bahra University partners IBM for cutting edge computer education

Shimla: To keep abreast with industrial needs, Rayat Bahra education group has partnered with global leading computer company IBM to launch a B Tech computer courses at its institutions.

Talking to Hill Post, group chairman Gurvinder Singh Bahra said that job placements was a priority and it was often noticed that the courses offered at institutions are not able to keep pace with changes coming about in industry.

“To overcome such issues and to keep pace with industrial needs, we at Rayat Bahra are happy to announce our association with IBM for starting BTech and MBA courses,” said Gurvinder Bahra.


“Even for IBM it is a first of its kind association with an Indian educational institution,” said Bahra.

Such an association with students the opportunity to work on real time projects, will provide better job prospects with better salary packages and they will have opportunities to work on cutting edge technologies with an global imprint, he added.

The courses being started included a B Tech (Hons) in Business Analytics & Optimization, Cloud Computing and Virtualization, IT Infrastructure Management, Open Source Software & Open Standards, Cyber Security & Forensics.

Specializations in Telecom informatics, healthcare informatics and retail informatics would also be offered to students besides an MBA in Business Analytics and Optimization.

Speaking about Mohali (Punjab) campus’s innovation and research centre’s achievements in the mechanical engineering branch, he disclosed that an all terrain car developed by students was adjudged the best in Asia, out of a list of 100 entries made at the prestigious UD Baja Race held at University of Texas, USA in April, 2014.

Moon Buggy participated in NASA Buggy Race, Alabama 2009
Moon Buggy participated in NASA Buggy Race, Alabama 2009

The mountain car could just prove to the answer for meeting transport and emergency services in hilly terrain like the Shimla Hills, said Abhinav Sharma, the team leader of 11 student engineers who developed the car.

With a 305 CC Engine, the car weighs 230 Kgs and can attain a speed of 60 Km per hour, with a mileage of 15 Km per liter of petrol. It cost Rs 6 lakhs to develop the all terrain car.

Besides Abhinav, other members of the team were Ankit Girdhar, Aakaash Bose, Parul Bhardwaj, Navdeep Dimri, Hitesh Sharma, Kartik Dogra, Gurbeer Singh Banival, Parminder Singh, Abhishek Chaudhry and Sameer Gupta.

This was not the first time that the students from the Mohali campus were recognized for their engineering innovation. In 2008 a super mileage concept car, in 2009 a designed formula car capable of achieving a speed of 260 Kms per hour and in 2012 a moon buggy car have won prizes internationally.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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