Sabre has formed a partnership with the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women in India in anticipation of the need for more software testing engineers.
As part of the tie-up, Sabre is creating a centre of excellence will teach students the theory and practice of test engineering processes.
Successful students will then be offered a six-month placement at Sabre's development centre in Bangalore. Upon completion of the placement, Sabre will then give students the chance to become certified via the International Software Testing Qualifications Board.
Shail Maniar, vice president and managing director for Sabre India, believes this initiative is the first of its kind in India. He added:
“With complex and mission critical software products being built 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 opened its development centre in Bangalore in 2005. Last year it announced a big expansion of the site and staff numbers. The expansion was framed in the context of it just having completed the purchase of Abacus, "which will expand Sabre's presence in the [Asia-Pacific] region."
The university was launched in 1998 as the Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, the first women-only technical college in India. It changed its name in 2013 and currently has some 2000 students studying engineering, architecture, science and technology at undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD level.