Bangalore, India, May 2, 2016 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced that it will set up a Quality Assurance Center of Excellence (CoE) at Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) to build an ecosystem of industry-ready test engineers.
“The incubation center is a first of its kind in the Indian market focused towards an all women technical university and will bring awareness of test engineering practices, processes and the critical role it plays in the software development lifecycle,” said Shail Maniar, Vice President and Managing Director, Sabre India .“With complex and mission critical software products being built at Sabre’s development center in Bangalore, we see an increased demand for trained test engineers in automation, performance engineering and big data testing. We believe this program will benefit IGDTUW, the industry and Sabre.”
Sabre and IGDTUW signed a memorandum of understanding to set up the knowledge center that will nurture student skills on industry standard test engineering practices through a combined program of workshops and webinars at IGDTUW, Delhi and a six month internship program at Sabre’s development center in Bangalore. On successful participation in the CoE program and completion of the internship, Sabre will also facilitate International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) certification for students based on their performance.
“I am very happy to learn that Sabre is establishing a Quality Assurance CoE at IGDTUW. The center would provide hands-on training to the Masters in Computer Application (MCA) students of IGDTUW in using Quality Assurance tools effectively, while developing an insight into the latest software testing techniques used in the IT industry, ” said Nupur Prakash, Vice Chancellor, IGDTUW. “This would give them an opportunity to learn and use Quality Assurance tools from industry experts, which in turn would enhance their knowledge and skills making them employable and industry ready.”
IGDTUW, the first engineering college for women established by the Government of Delhi in 1998, attracts more than 2000 students that enroll in various engineering programs offered by the university.
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $120 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) was established in 2013 after upgrading Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), the first Engineering College for Women established by Govt of Delhi in 1998.The University offers various UG, PG and PhD programs in Engineering, Architecture, Science and Technology exclusively for the women of our country. It promotes teaching, research, innovation and incubation of ideas apart from imparting industry relevant technical education. Every year around 600 students are admitted to various B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Arch, MCA and PhD programs of this University. Presently around 2000 students are enrolled in this University located at Kashmere Gate campus of Delhi and pursuing various programs in different branches of Engineering and Technology.