Fri, 23 Feb 2001

Aptech launches IT school

JAKARTA (JP): Aptech Ltd, a leading information technology (IT) education institute from India, launched its first training center in Indonesia on Thursday in cooperation with PT Mitra Murni Sejahtera.

Aptech Ltd vice president K. Ramesh told reporters after the launching ceremony, that the center at Mal Ambasador would run diploma programs, from three months to three-year courses, using an internationally recognized curriculum.

Aptech, which boasts 1,600 training centers in 40 countries, plans to expand in Indonesia to cover all provinces eventually.

The Bombay-based institute is providing the expertise while Mitra Murni is providing the financing.

Ramesh said he hoped to enroll 650 students to the Jakarta facility this year.

After the completion of their program, students pursuing a three-year diploma program could attend a one-year degree program at universities allied with Aptech, including Southern Cross University in Australia and Regent College in the U.S., he said. (05)