DATA-Q, established in the year 1995 , felt the need of various fields to be educated in computer science for successful exposure of challenging career opportunities in the corporate world and education spheres to meet the challenge of the twenty first century. Based on excellent track record of the institute since 1995, DATA-Q was granted accreditation by NIELIT for "O" level & "A" Level course in the year 2003 and 2006 respectively . In the year 2014 DATA-Q got the accreditation of B-Level( MCA ). As a result of a good job done since 2003, DATA-Q was inducted as an implementation partner in the Barasat Government College for "IT Education & Training", pioneered by the Department of Higher Education , Govt. of West Bengal. Later, around 2007 the Directorate of Higher Education extended the permission for conducting IT education in Bidhan Nagar Govt. College, Saltlake City for the benefit as well as quality IT education of aspirants from across the districts. DATA-Q has established IT Center at Sree Chaitanya College, Habra & Bhairab Ganguly College, Belghoria in the year 2014 and 2015 respectively where "Basic Computer Course" of NIELIT has adopted as compulsory for the students of 1st year (Honours & General) under the Digital Literacy Scheme of Govt of India.
In working towards our mission, we spend our efforts in two modes: First, by assessing, training students and those who have already graduated. This is what the DATA-Q has been engaged in so far. Second, by preparing the first and the second year students while in the college. These students are offered employment linkage immediately after they graduate.
Our objective to create link between the academia and the industry. The industry offers the demand, given its specific requirements. The academia supplies. The supply has to be per industry's requirements. Development and supply of resources for the industry is going to have to be from the institutions. In order to do that, the institutions have to package the deliveries as per industry's requirements. Industry's requirements change promptly, frequently and dynamically. The Institutions have to adapt quickly to such changes in requirements and integrate programs in its offerings promptly, quickly and dynamically. For that, the institutions have to understand the requirements, develop programs and deliver them in a dynamic manner. Even the UGC requires that. Consider us as consultants, executers, implementers, whatever suits your current situation, needs and resources.
The Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India, being concerned about the lack of skilled resources to fuel the economic growth, had set up a task force in 2003 to address the issue. An excerpt and a recommended framework from that report are quoted below: "Strategy for meeting the human resources requirements: Interactions with the industry and academia suggest that the issue of the manpower gap is not as much about institutional seat availability as about the nature of skills and training provided in these institutions. The overall strategy to meet the human resource requirements thus rests on the ability to inculcate the right skill-sets, establishing a standard to certify the quality of skills provided and attracting people to get them certified and deployed in ITeS/IT." While substantial numbers of jobs are getting created and there are more numbers of graduates than there are jobs, the industry's grievance is that they are not getting adequately skilled resources to fill their vacancies! This is a unique problem facing the country. It would be prudent, hence, to consider introducing generic employability skills (IT, communication and softskill) development programs within the college curriculum for all students. We work to hasten the bridging of this gap and aid development of academic curriculum by bringing in the industry expertise to academia.