IBM Centre of Excellence

What is IBM CoE?

An IBM Software Center of Excellence (CoE) was established in the Department of MCA after the formal exchange of MoU between Mr. Himanshu Goyal, Country Manager – Academic Initiative, IBM and our former Principal, Dr. K. V. S. Ananda Babu, on May 22nd, 2009.

This collaboration provides numerous training and certification programmes on several tools and technologies for the CMRIT community. The skill sets learned here enable our students to stand apart from the competition. Additionally, it equips our faculty with hands-on training on the latest products, keeping them up-to-date to be able to share this in their lectures and lab sessions.


  • To achieve and sustain long-term success by delighting stakeholder’s needs and expectations.
  • To equip our students and faculty with knowledge of the latest technological tools thus enabling them to stand apart from the competition.

Inaugural Activities


by Mr. Himanshu Goyal, Country Manager- Academic Initiative, IBM

Signing of MoU

by Dr. K.V.S. Ananda Babu – former Principal, CMRIT & Mr. Himanshu Goyal – Country Manager IBM Academic Initiative

Addressing of MoU

by Shri K. C. Ramamurthy, Chairman – CMR Group of Institutions

Benefits to Students

Students have access to the following at IBM CoE:

  • Free IBM software training on select list of software
  • Free software and training material
  • Free IBM software certifications
  • Free “The Great Mind Challenge” mentoring

Students have the opportunity to obtain Professional Certification in one or more of the following:

  • IBM DB2 Certification
  • IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD) Certification
  • IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT) Certification
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server (TDS) Certification
  • IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Certification

Blue Scholar certification:

  • Students who achieve two certifications and submit a ‘The Great Mind Challenge’ Project will have the opportunity to get Blue Scholar Certification from IBM

Student Ambassadors:
These individuals manage the IBM activities on campus in coordination with Professor in-charge and Single Point of Contact (SPOC). In recognition of their work, they will be awarded with certification and free passes to all premier IBM events, etc.


IBM CoE Team

Dr. Sanjay Chitnis

Principal, CMRIT

Prof. Rachna Sharma

Single Point of Contact (SPOC-IBM),
HOD, Department of MCA

Ms. Neha Agrawal

Faculty in-charge,
IBM Software Centre of Excellence

Vikash Kumar

IBM Academic Initiative Member

Uma B.

IBM Academic Initiative Member


IBM Academic Initiative Member


IBM Academic Initiative Member


IBM Academic Initiative Member


IBM Academic Initiative Member

Mr. G B D Chaitanya

IBM Student Ambassador

Ms. Fazilath Fathima

IBM Student Ambassador

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