Cisco India announced a competition with prize money of Rs 2 cr to find agri-tech start-ups with innovative solutions. The Challenge is being co-hosted by Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI K, Vijay Raghavan while conceptualised and managed by NGO — ‘The Nudge Centre for Social Innovation’. The challenge will run in stages over a year and the prize money will support participants in developing, testing, and scaling solutions to address the farming-related issues.
Cisco to hire 1,200 freshers from prestigious technology and management colleges in India this year. 50% of the recruitments will happen via internship route and rest through an on-campus drive. Final placements are currently going on at IITs and NITs in virtual mode. Over 95% of the freshers are going to be from prestigious engineering colleges like IITs, National Institutes of Technology, said Anupam Trehan, director, people and communities at Cisco India & SAARC.