Remote Mentoring is a unique program designed to provide a mechanism for students to learn real life technical problem solving, project delivery concepts and communication skills. This program simulates remote project management and delivery environment. Students work with their Faculty Mentor and consult with designated OTS Mentors (experts) on their project. Students deliver the projects from on campus facilities. At the end of the mentoring period (2-3 months), certain projects would be selected as star projects. The students who worked in Star projects may be provided with an opportunity to present their work before a panel of senior OTS'ers. Faculty leading the Start projects would be given an award for their contribution. Faculty involvement is expected to trigger thought process around technology as well as project delivery leading to collaborative thought leadership and research in these areas. Projects focus on High Performance Computing, Information Management, Open Source, SOA Cells and Delivery related tools to name a few. OTS would be launching programs for business, services and other areas of interest.
OTS Technical ContestTo ignite innovative spirit of young minds and to fast track them on industry-relevant technologies, OTS hosts first of its kind Technology Contests based on next generation technologies at the colleges/universities across India. This is a unique opportunity for students to get hands-on-experience on high end technologies and tools to develop innovative solutions for complex and real world computing problems in real-time. Each contest is based on a technical theme and students are encouraged to enhance their knowledge with the open source information available at various OTS sites. The contest puts to test the participants' technical prowess by taking them through online contest, written test followed by pop quiz. The winning teams walk away with attractive prizes.
Academic Initiative ProgramsWith Academic Initiative OTS collaborates with educators in teaching students skills necessary to compete and keep pace with the ever-changing IT workplace. This initiative offers a wide range of technology education to educational institutions, ranging from large research universities to small colleges. OTS works with academic institutions that support open standards and seek to use open source and OTS technologies for teaching purposes. Institutes are given access to entire OTS Middleware Software for free along with Course Material, Tools, Tutorials, Training and Certification.
OTS launched The Great Mind Challenge [TGMC], a premier national contest across India. Open to all engineering and MCA colleges, TGMC provides students with a unique opportunity to develop innovative solutions using open standards-based IT tools under grueling real time situations.