Govt Invites NIIT to Impart IT Education in Schools

The state government has invited leading computer training institute, NIIT, to partner with the government in its ambitious programme to impart digital/computer education to students in government schools here Friday.

IT minister KT Rama Rao met NIIT chairman Rajendra Singh Pawar in Hyderabad where he invited NIIT to partner with the government to impart computer education to students of government schools across Telangana. Rama Rao explained about the various IT initiatives taken up by the TS government.

Rajendra Singh, who also leads the NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force, appreciated the efforts of the government in this regard.

Rama Rao told the NIIT chairman that the government is in talks with Carnegie Mellon University for conducting research in cyber security issues and is planning to introduce special courses in Telangana universities on the subject.

The minister also drew Pawar’s attention to state government’s initiative to sign an MoU with CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. He also pointed out that multinational financial services provider MasterCard has evinced interest in collaborating with Telangana government on cyber security.

Rama Rao urged the NIIT Chairman to choose Hyderabad as the location for a research centre on Cyber Security given the intense activities taking place here. The minister also wanted private entities to impart training to people and create a pool of cyber warriors. He was optimistic that Telangana government and NIIT will soon enter into an association in the field of cyber security, an official release said.

Source: The New Indian Express

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