22nd, May 2015: Quick Heal Technology, the leading IT security product company, has been selected by Maharashtra Government as one of the business partners for a state-of-the-art Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) to be set up in Pune. The other business partners for the Pune IIIT project are Rolta India Limited and Hubtown Limited.
Mr Kailash Katkar, MD & CEO, Quick Heal, said, “It is an honor to be associated with an illustrious project such as the IIIT. It is only while setting up Quick Heal – the country’s largest software product company, today – did I realize the power we Indians have when equipped with knowledge and the right direction. I’m grateful to the Government of Maharashtra, who have given us the opportunity to help them create an infrastructure that will provide students from all sectors gain access to quality education.”
On Wednesday, the state cabinet of the Maharashtra Government gave its nod for the project in Pune, the second city in the state after Nagpur to have such an institute. Both IIITs will be set up on Not-for-profit Private Public Partnership (N-PPP) model.
The major objective in establishing IIITs is to set up a model of education which can produce best-in-class human resources in IT and harness the multi-dimensional facets of IT in various domains.
These IIITs are conceived as research-led institutions contributing significantly to the global competitiveness of key sectors of the Indian economy and industry with application of IT in select domain areas.
About Quick Heal Technologies
Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd., founded in 1993, is a leading IT security solutions provider and an ISO 9001 certified company. The company’s R&D has focused on endpoint, mobile and network security solutions. Quick Heal has partnered with Microsoft and Intel. The products are internationally certified by OPSWAT, ICSA Labs, AV-Test and more. The company has global offices in UAE, US, Japan and Kenya. It has a well-connected network of 15000+ channel partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. It has an active customer base of over 17 million in 112+ countries and employs more than 1200 people across 33 branches in India.