IEG designs programme to train students for employment

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Hyderabad, Sep 29 (UNI) The Institute for Electronic Governance (IEG) has designed a programme to train SC, ST, Minorities and BC students with B Tech and MCA back ground for imparting employable skills, enabling them employable in IT sector.

The programme was named as 'special training programme'.

Chief Executive Officer IEG Mr Amarnath Reddy Atmakuri gave a presentation to the Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today, highlighting the salient features of the programme.

The programme was planned to train 2000 students annually and the pilot programme aims at training 100 unemployed. They would be selected through a written test on October 14, 2007 and will be provided a residential training for a period of six months. Infosys will be providing the content and course material and JNTU will be the education partner, a release said here today.

The objective of the programme was to provide 100 per cent placements to all the trainees in good IT companies by providing technical and employable skills.

The Chief Minister has expressed his support to the concept and suggested that the programme be scaled up to include BPO trainings also. He suggested that major corporate sectors like Infosys, Wipro and Satyam should play an active part in organising such programmes as part of their corporate social responsibility.

Dr Reddy expressed that the socially challenged students were on par with others in academics and honing up their soft skills would make them confident and employable. The project was sure to set an example for other States to follow.

It is stated that special training programmes taken up by IEG would provide jobs to over 10,000 socially challenged students in the near future.

UNI

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