Need to enhance educational knowledge in advance techs

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Hyderabaad, May 12 (UNI) Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India, Secretary Jainder Singh today underlined the need for enhancing the educational knowledge in advance technologies to cater to the needs of the Information Technology (IT) Industry.

Inaugurating the faculty updation programme ''Prepare Future'' for Engineering Faculty at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University here, he said India's image has changed because of IT and the country was able to provide latest Information Technology.

Stating that it was necessary to update and enhance the skills of engineering faculty in advanced domains of Information Technology to keep pace with the IT Industry, he said there were many employment opportunities in the IT Sector.

The IT exports of the country has crossed 40 billion dollars and it will double in the next three years, he claimed, adding 36 per cent of the Indian exports were from the IT sector.

Around 2 million people were directly employed and six million indirectly employed in the IT industry, he said and added that 1.5 million jobs would come in the IT industry in the next three years.

He said realising the need for skilled manpower in advanced areas of IT, the DIT has initiated a new programe on 'Manpower Development for the IT Industry'. The Industry was facing severe shortage of employable engineering graduates and to improve the employability, students were required to be moulded in their skill sets as per the industry expectations.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Hyderabad Centre Director Sarat Chandra Babu said based on the strengths, the CDAC, a scientific society of DIT, was given the responsibility of conducting faculty updation programme for engineering faculty.


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