IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM certifies the alignment of curriculum, prepared by IEEE Computer Society w.r.t. select   Engineering and IT Services Qualification Packs

Aimed at building robust IT-ITeS skills for a market ready future workforce

Left to right – Ms. Angela Burgess, Executive Director, IEEE, Computer Society and Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Vice President, NASSCOM and Executive Director, SSC NASCOM


BANGALORE, India, 9 December 2014 – IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM), has approved and certified the alignment of curricula, expressed in the outcomes based format, developed by IEEE Computer Society, towards five industry identified job roles/Qualification Packs (QP). IEEE Computer Society has used the approved curricula to  further  design its  own courseware, to effectively reduce the skills gap for Indian technology workers just beginning their careers.


IEEE Computer Society  has developed its own courseware and training material in pursuance  of the curricula aligned to the QPs concerned, to provide  the necessary training for engineers with zero-to-two years’ experience.   SSC NASSCOM’s Curriculum Alignment Certification to IEEE is for   NSQF Level 7 (National Skills Qualification Framework) QPs ie ‘SSC/Q4202-Engineer Trainee’, ‘SSC/Q0501-Software Developer’, ‘SSC/Q4601-Software Engineer’, ‘SSC/Q6702-Software Developer’ and   ‘SSC/Q0507- Engineer Trainee’


The training will be provided by IEEE Computer Society trained and approved ‘Registered Education Providers’ (REPs) based throughout India. Those completing the courses can aim to  be assessed  and certified as competent in the particular QP/job role, by SSC NASSCOM, the authorized  QP standard setting and certifying  body under  NSDC,GOI.


On the occasion Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Vice President, NASSCOM and  Executive Director, SSC NASCOM said “IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM) aims to drive, scale and sustain a powerful skill development initiative to create a skills ready workforce for the future of this industry.  I congratulate global organizations such as IEEE, who aim to prepare students in India, aligned to industry validated Qualification Packs (QPs), which is an important step in providing the quality education and training that India needs to continue in its anticipated growth trajectory. In this context SSC NASSCOM certifications w.r.t. Qualification Packs will provide our students the currency for global mobility”


“We are very pleased to partner with the SSC NASSCOM to provide our global and time-tested education and training resources in furtherance of India’s impressive campaign to raise education and training levels to create a new generation of highly skilled workers,” said Angela Burgess, IEEE Computer Society Executive Director. “We look forward to contributing to this goal however we can”, she added.


About IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM


IT-ITeS SSC NASSCOM is the skill standard setting body of the IT-ITeS Industry and it is the education and skill development initiative of NASSCOM. The SSC NASSCOM  as an integral part of NASSCOM  works with industry members, select academic and skill development institutions to help improve the quality and quantity of the employable workforce available to the industry. For more details access


NASSCOM® is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPM industry in India. NASSCOM is a global trade body with more than 1400 members, which include both Indian and multinational companies that have a presence in India. NASSCOM’s member and associate member companies are broadly in the business of software development, software services, software products, consulting services, BPM, e-commerce and web services, engineering services and animation and gaming. NASSCOM’s membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues in India and employs about 3 million professionals. For more details access


About IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferencespublications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinarsprofessional training, and the TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff’s technical knowledge and expertise, as well as the personalized information tool myComputer. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit

IEEE Computer Society delivers a wide breadth of education and training resources for the technology profession. The Computer Society’s Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) provides an authoritative and trusted definition of the software engineering profession. The Computer Society produces the SWEBOK Certificate Program, consisting of four learning modules and dozens of professional development courses to provide advancement opportunities for the computing field.