Visveswaraya Technological University (India’s leading and largest technical Universities having 194 affiliated engineering colleges and over 3,50,000
students) in partnership with iCMG, a global leader in Enterprise Architecture, is setting up the Sir Visveswaraya Center for Excellence in Enterprise
Architecture, which is expected to be the world’s largest center in this domain.
This is a path breaking and will have unprecedented impact on the way future enterprises will be defined and managed. Why? Currently, we are witnessing the
similar problem what Mendeleev would have faced with his periodic table in the late eighteen hundred century. Only the knowledgeable few and practicing
alchemists understood the significance of his periodic table. Similarly, when Henry Gray published “Human Anatomy”, only the select few understood its
ramification and impact. Today, we teach periodic table in grade 9 or 10, so as human anatomy. Imagine Zachman Framework (Enterprise Ontology) being taught
to under graduate and post graduate students now and its impact 50 years from now. IMHO, it is game changer.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a relatively young discipline that has only been around since the early 1980s. It was not until the mid-1990s that EA
started to build momentum: being adopted by most of Fortune 500 companies. As there exists enormous potential for growth, VTU and iCMG will be initiating
several programmes which will not only create a substantial resource pool base, but also will become a leading-edge research and excellence center.
The partnership will embolden VTU initiatives in providing industry-centric education, create vast resource pool base and capacity building for the global
industry which is looking for students with better and enhanced skill sets. The Center will focus on training programmes in the area of Enterprise and IT
Architecture, research in software and enterprise architecture and consulting services by VTU team and ICMG for Government, Small & Medium Enterprises.
To initiate enhanced student interest in EA, the Center will be offering scholarships to four students every year from one of the many VTU affiliated
I look forward to hearing from you.