NEW DELHI – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced that the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) – located in New Delhi and one of the premier planning and architecture institutions in India – has joined the Be Careers Network Academic SELECT subscription program. SPA’s new Academic SELECT subscription provides students with lab and classroom access to more than 60 software products used by professional design and engineering organizations for sustaining infrastructure; unlimited no-fee home-use software licensing for faculty and students; LIVE training in Bentley’s virtual classroom and OnDemand eLearning through the Bentley LEARN Server; access to training material; 24/7 technical support; scholarships and grants; professional networking via Bentley’s Be Communities website; and much more. SPA will use the program to help it establish a center of excellence at the institution that will enhance the software skills of its graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral students and help them succeed in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), and operations professions.
Commenting on the program, Ranjit Mitra, director of SPA and a professor of urban design, said, “Through our new Be Careers Network Academic SELECT subscription, we will create a SPA Center of Excellence dedicated to providing our students with in-depth knowledge of the tools and best practices they will need to design, build, and operate the infrastructure of tomorrow – everything from buildings to transportation systems, communications systems, water systems, plants, and more. We are delighted by the broad range of software the subscription encompasses as well as by its cost effectiveness. Without question, it will give our students a distinct competitive advantage as they enter the jobs market, empowering them to become innovative infrastructure engineers at some of the world’s leading AEC firms.”
Atanu Pattanayak, Bentley territory executive for South Asia, said, “On behalf of all my colleagues at Bentley, I am very pleased to welcome SPA into our Academic SELECT program. This renowned educational and research institution continues to be at the forefront of practices that build a strong foundation for students’ career development. Bentley’s academic subscription supports SPA’s commitment to helping secure a successful future for students in their chosen disciplines by enabling them to acquire not only an understanding of core architectural, engineering, construction, and geospatial concepts, but also solid advanced technology skills that make them job ready.”
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About the School of Planning and Architecture
The School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) is a specialized university that provides training in different aspects of human habitat and environment. In striving for excellence, SPA has consistently taken the lead in introducing academic programs in specialized fields, both at the bachelor’s and master’s level, and in extending education and research to new frontiers of knowledge. For additional information about the School of Planning and Architecture, visit
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries, $500 million in annual revenues, and, since 1999, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
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