Delegates from Fachhochschule, Neu Ulm, a leading Business School in Germany, visit Extentia to expand internship and student exchange programs in India.

October 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Pune, India: Delegates from Fachhochschule Business School, Neu Ulm, Germany visited Extentia Information Technology, a leading software development company in Pune, India to expand their student exchange and internship program in India.

Established in 1998, Extentia has been in the business of software development and consulting, and has deployed innovative solutions across the globe. With a presence across the US, Europe and Australia, Extentia addresses the mission critical needs of international software houses. Extentia’s combination of technical innovation, strong management, and long term commitment has given Extentia the opportunity to build strong and valuable business relationships with customers and partners across the globe.

Over the past few years, Extentia themselves have been inviting and encouraging global internship programs under their “Connect” internship program ( Speaking about Connect, Umeed Kothavala, Director at Extentia said, “Extentia offers an exciting internship program to individuals who are motivated, ambitious, and keen to experience working overseas. We have been associated with Fachhochschule, Neu Ulm, for the last few years and it was a pleasure to have Prof. Klaus Lang and Prof. Bernard Wagemann visit our offices in India. We look forward to the opportunity to expand Connect – our internship program along with the students and faculty at Fachhochschule, Neu Ulm.”

Fachhochschule, Neu Ulm is one of the leading Business Schools in Germany with a focus on Business Studies and Information Management. The University is highly practice-oriented and has close links with industry in the region. During their stay in India, Prof. Lang and Prof. Wagemann visited Neville Wadia Institute of Management Studies & Research (NWIMSR), Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Symbiosis Center for Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR) and Indian Institute of Modern Management (IIMM) to meet with their directors and explore possibilities of similar internship programs for students coming from Germany.

Prof. Lang said, “Pune has always been popular amongst the students in Germany due to the well-known academic and research institutions and also for its IT infrastructure and growth in the city. We were looking for Indian partner institutes that could give our students cross-cultural learning and strategic IT and business management skills. While interacting with the directors of the various institutes and companies that we visited, we felt that our students will certainly benefit from the practices that are defined and followed within the institutes and organizations here. This certainly was a very successful visit and we look forward to visiting India more often.”

Lt Col ( retd) Arnab Banerji who heads the Connect program said, “Extentia and Fachhochschule have been associated with each other for the last few years through the Connect program. Every year we invite students to do an internship with us and encourage them to stay for several months. These students work closely with our business unit heads and get trained in different competencies. Our Connect program invites candidates with marketing as well as technical background to work with our teams. At the end of the internship, the candidates are given an experience certificate while they carry along with them hands-on experience of various enterprise level projects that are executed in Extentia.”

Global Internship programs like “Connect” offered by Extentia Information Technology not only promote cross cultural working but also provide a platform for practical learning for students interested in shaping their careers in an increasingly connected flat world.

About Extentia:
Extentia Information Technology ( is a software development and consulting organization primarily servicing North America and Europe. With strong technical skills both on Microsoft and Java platforms, Extentia is committed to delivering high quality information technology solutions. The Company focuses on providing global solutions as also addresses the needs of corporations or software development companies requiring Internet, web-based and client-server solutions based on industry standards and emerging technologies.

About Connect:
“Connect” (, a global internship program offered by Extentia, is an exciting internship program open to graduate and post-graduate students who are motivated, ambitious, and keen to experience working in an IT company. Through balanced exposure to theory and practice, students gain both valuable know-how and hands-on experience during the internship which is open throughout the year to suit academic calendars across the globe. As part of the Connect internship program with Extentia, students have the opportunity to work with IT professionals, gain exposure to real-world business practices, earn real-world experience in delivering technology solutions and strategies and get an insight into the unique perspectives of working across countries and cultures.