Here's good news for Telecom
and Networking professionals: BICSI (Building Industry
Consulting Service International) has opened its India
chapter. BICSI members can avail of the latest technical
information, attend seminars, and also pursue certified
training through international courses, without the
need to go abroad.
Founded in the US in 1974,
BICSI has become a worldwide non-profit telecommunications
association. It has over 22,000 members from nearly
90 countries, and its programs cover a broad spectrum
of voice, data and video technologies. Building Industry
Consultants (BICs) are responsible for the design and
distribution of telecommunication cabling for commercial
and multi-family buildings.
Vikas Pinjarkar, GM, Structured
Cabling, D-Link India, has been elected as the official
BICSI country representative.
Pinjarkar said, "Like its
worldwide operations, BICSI will offer courses, conferences,
publications and registration programs for telecommunications
cabling distribution designers and installers in India."
Pinjarkar added that BISCI
will offer technical courses and organize exams like
RCDD. It will also conduct technical seminars. Scholarships
for courses would also be available in course of time.
Initially, members can avail of technical manuals produced
in the US, but these would later be distributed locally.
Membership is open to individuals
for an annual fee of $70. In addition, there's a corporate
membership that enables organizations to use the BICSI
logo. Aspiring members can register online (www.bicsi.org).
|Vikas Pinjarkar, BICSI official
in India (seated second from left) and Paulo Eduardo
da silva, BICSI International Development Manager
(seated in the center), with other BICSI officials
at the launch of BICSI’s Indian chapter in Mumbai