Cisco, Nasscom FutureSkills Prime, and AICTE have come together to offer over 20,000 virtual internship opportunities in cybersecurity. This program is an extension of cisco’s Networking Academy programme comprising of two phases. Nasscom said, 20,000 virtual internships on cybersecurity will be offered in phase one followed by internship opportunities on new skills in phase two. The internship opportunity will allow students to learn enhanced skills.
India has added over 1,600 tech startups in the year 2020 to become the third-largest tech startup hub in the world, Nasscom said. The number is the highest addition during the last three years and takes the total tally to 12,500, including 12 new unicorns. The overall tech sector grew 2.3% YoY following acceleration in digital transformation and tech adoption, due to the pandemic. The sector contributed around 8% to the national GDP.
Nasscom and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council have jointly launched a contest, JANCare, to develop tech solutions for the delivery of health care solutions in small towns and rural part of the country. The aim is to identify up to 25 health-tech start-ups and SMEs to provide pilot test-beds in collaboration with state govt at PHCs, CHCs and industry to help validation and scale-up for adoption.
Madhya Pradesh’s government has signed an MOU with Nasscom and Microsoft to provide better placement opportunity to engineering and polytechnic students. Students who successfully complete these courses will be given priority during their placements. The course aims to skill all students in AI by delivering Microsoft’s AI, machine learning and data science expertise through different modules — live demos, hands-on workshop, assignments etc.
Nasscom and McKinsey, in a joint report, said there has been a 30% jump in digital transformation deals. The report titled Future of Technology Services – Navigating the New Normal said that it has found 80% jump in cloud spending since the pandemic. Tech natives and digital reinventors with revenue over $3 bn have driven 65% of the $ 6 tril growth in market capitalisation between Jan to July 2020.
IT industry body NASSCOM along with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched a digital learning platform called the Future Skills Prime. The platform, launched with the aim to encourage remote and self-learning, will offer subsidised access to certified courses in 10 emerging technologies – AI, IoT, Big Data Analytics, RPA, Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Cloud Computing, Social & Mobile, Cyber Security, AR/VR and Blockchain.
TASK, TSCHE join hands with Microsoft and Nasscom to train 30K Telangana youth in Artificial Intelligence by 2021 with AI Classroom Series. The course will introduce students to the concepts of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. It will help them to enhance their employability by acquiring the skills that the IT industry requires. The sessions will commence from November 23.
NASSCOM FutureSkills and Microsoft have partnered to launch a nation-wide AI skilling initiative to skill 1M students in AI by 2021. Students will get free access to Microsoft’s AI, ML, and data science expertise through Azure. Starting 21st Sept 2020, this course will include live demos, hands-on workshops and assignments through self-learning, virtual instructor-led training and mentoring, with NASSCOM and Microsoft’s certificate at the end of the training.
NASSCOM and techUK announced the completion of the latest ‘Tech Alliance’ meeting; formed in 2018 to grow digital capabilities and skills of the two countries. The latest meeting concluded that cross-border data flow with high-end data protection is the key to bilateral trade expansion. Also, the two govt should further streamline the integration of ICT tier 2 visas for the cross-border staff mobility and also increase dialogues on technologies like AI.