Data Analytics Park soon in Hyderabad: KTR

By: R Ravikanth Reddy

After the successful launch of India’s largest Technology-Hub, the Telangana Government is toying with the idea of creating a Data Analytics Park to tap the employment opportunities in this rising sector through imparting the requisite skills among students.

State IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao said that the Government was keen on improving the skills of engineering students to make them industry-ready in true sense. He was speaking at the MoU signing between NASSCOM, JNTU Hyderabad and Telangana Academy for Skills and Knowledge (TASK) to enhance engineering ecosystem in Telangana.

He said that the Government had already launched the biggest incubation centre at IIIT Hyderabad and also started Technology Entrepreneurship Programme at ISB to further entrepreneur skills among students.

The NASSCOM Vice Chairman, B.V.R. Mohan Reddy said that as a part of the MoU pedagogy of teaching methodology will be reworked to infuse skills needed in emerging areas in the IT sector. He said that industry-institution interaction has taken off in Telangana and recently 3,200 students from 17 engineering colleges were run through a training programme. It will be a continuous process, he added.

University in-charge Vice Chancellor Shailaja Ramaiyer said that the Government had identified three sunrise sectors – Data Analytics, Design Engineering and Cyber Security and with NASSCOM’s assistance courses in these subjects would be offered to B.Tech third year engineering students from this year. It will be a pilot project to be launched in selected colleges benefitting around 15,000 students. About 200 teachers will also be trained, she said.

Mr. Rama Rao assured them of continuous process and efforts in touching every college and student. There are enormous opportunities in these three sectors so the focus is now on them. He also made it clear that the Government wants quality engineers from the State and not just quantity. Harpreet Singh, IT Secretary; Sujiv Nair, TASK CEO; Kishen Kumar Reddy, Rector, JNTUH and N.V. Ramana Rao, Registrar, JNTUH were also present.

Source: The Hindu

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