India has been a major seat of learning for thousands of years. While some of the country's universities (IITs, IISc, IIMs, AIIMS, ISI, NITs, BITS, TIFR and ISB) are among the world's well-renowned, it is also dealing with challenges in its primary education and strives to reach 100% literacy.
According to the All India Council for Technical Education, India produced 401,791 engineers in 2003-04, 35 per cent being computer engineers. In 2004-05, the number of engineering graduates increased to 464,743, of which 31 per cent were computer engineers.
Compared to India and China, the United States produces only 70,000 engineering graduates every year. All of Europe produces just 100,000.
India currently has 113 universities and 2,088 colleges, many of which teach various engineering disciplines. Engineering colleges in the country have been growing at 20 per cent a year, while business schools have grown at 60 per cent.
Five Indian states -- Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala -- account for 69 per cent of India's engineers. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Orissa account for only 14 per cent.
The Education sector works much the same way as any other industry. Both K-12 and higher education institutions are expected to provide ever better quality services. Limited resources make it difficult for them to serve the students and employees to their satisfaction.
Our experts know the Education industry inside out, and understand the user needs as few others. CR2, as a software solution provider to this industry, focuses on delivering complete, high-productivity, integrated software solutions.
The most remarkable feature of the present day educational institutions is that they are not limited by physical boundaries. Distance education and demand for remote access to real time data have revolutionized the way educational institutions look at information technology. The newest requirement of the software applications is to be "mobile". One of the latest trends is the launching of PDA versions of software applications. CR2 provides answers to all these requirements.
Our solutions to the Education industry are aimed at bringing about the following advantages to the users:
• Easy user access to real time data
• Any-time, any-where access to the software applications
• Small footprint requiring lower bandwidth
• Ease of use and maintenance
Applications that have the above features invariably result in better user confidence and cost savings. We have been serving these clients for a number of years.