SITS In Collaboration With ECODE-Networks (UK) Celebrates 'SDN Festival' In India

SITS In Collaboration With ECODE-Networks (UK) Celebrates ‘SDN Festival’ In India

Ecode Networks, a UK based Network Orchestration company, along with Sinhgad Institutes of Technology and Science (SITS), today announced the organisation of the very first of its own kind of SDN Festival in India.

March 23, 2017 ( – Pune, India – “SDN FEST” as led by the industry experts and the leading academics, is designed to generate IT-networking awareness amongst the students, providing an ideal platform for the students to explore new ideas and innovation opportunities in the field of SDN. The FEST will comprise seminars, workshops and idea-thon contest which allow participants to present their innovative ideas, harnessing the disruptive paradigm. SITS Department of Computer Engineering, has signed MoU with Ecode Networks on 20th January 2017. The objective of this MoU is to establish a professional certification center offering ONF SDN certification.

Mr. Nimit Shishodia, CEO/Founder Ecode Networks states, “SDN is picking up and with lack of skill shortage in the market, we have left only with one choice – is to build them from ground up. Our training and certification program fills this gap”. With accreditation from Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Ecode Networks is also providing SDN training and certification to the enthusiasts globally. Dr. Krishna Chandramouli, VP (R & D) at Ecode Networks adds “The fundamental paradigm shift in networking requires new skills on network programmability that transcends traditional education. At Ecode Networks, our aim to facilitate next-generation technologies to academia and bring close-collaboration ties to explore new opportunities driven by industry requirements”.

“Education should be a conglomeration between theory & practical experience and due to extensive competition, our students constantly strive to be taught using out of box pedagogical methodologies with latest tools & technologies. We are thrilled to build a partnership with Ecode Networks. The collaboration offers our faculties and students to learn next-generation technologies and be at par with the IT industry. SITS thrives to develop R&D ecosystem through such collaborations”, states Dr. S. N. Mali, Principal, SITS. Head of Department, Prof. (Mrs). G. S. Navale adds, “We are thrilled to launch India’s 1st ‘dedicated industry/academia SDN Lab’ in partnership with Ecode Networks, during the SDN Fest. Our vision is to generate high-quality research innovation to facilitate academics and students to establish close-collaboration initiatives on R&D to enable the development of new services and solutions for ever-changing global markets.”

Prof. Santosh A. Darade, faculty supervisor of SDN training states that, “We have a great opportunity today to build a strong partnership by discussing ways to enhance R&D cooperation that could lead towards developing high-quality pioneers in India. At SITS, we are providing a platform for developing the SDN products in India by training young technocrats”.

SDN fest is organised in conjunction with SDN boot camp marking the successful completion of the first training session on networking fundamentals in which Ecode Networks trainers and engineers to provide hands-on training for the students on different protocols and programmability best practices. As part of challenge participants are encouraged to present explorative research possibilities in the field of SDN. Participants will be shortlisted by a panel of leading experts and the winners of SDN Fest will be offered a chance of an internship with Ecode Networks to gain experience working on live SDN projects.

To meet the growing need of SDN training and certification, Ecode Networks has developed the SDN Champions Program to provide a strong foundation of vendor-neutral knowledge and skills validation of foundational concepts and advanced technical components, complementing vendor-specific certifications in SDN.

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Sinhgad Technical Education Society was founded in 1993 by Prof. M. N. Navale has 100+ institutes inclusive of 10 Engineering colleges. STES believes in various Industry & global university collaborations for holistic development of students. Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science (SITS) founded in 2008 under the umbrella of Sinhgad Technical Education Society. A premium self-financed institute, under the strong Sinhgad Institutes brand, SITS is one of the reputed technical institutes of Maharashtra.  It is the 5th Engineering College of the group, located at Narhe, Pune.

ECODE Networks, founded in 2012, seeded to foster network innovation, defining the principals of network orchestration by abstraction. With partners like HP, Intel and Cisco, Ecode Networks is driving transformation to the future of Networking. As an ONF member Ecode Networks is a provider of SDN/NFV Management and Orchestration solutions. Abstracting the traditional network functions and bridging with the new Software Defined Network, Ecode is helping customers to migrate to next-generation of Networks. Ecode is also an authorized training provider for ONF-SDN Certification program, fostering the adaption.


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