KTR Wants IT Cos to Train Budding Engineers in State
HYDERABAD: The State government will set up a Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge to impart employable skills to engineering students and has made it mandatory for all software companies to train them under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Engineering colleges and software companies would be linked for the same.
The decision is a brainchild of Employment and IT Minister KT Rama Rao who will hold a meeting with representatives of around 150 software companies here Friday and place the proposal before them.
KTR wants the companies to train students from their third-year engineering course. Speaking to Express, the IT Minister said, “We want to start the Academy as soon as possible.”
Besides the proposed academy, Rama Rao will also discuss with software, hardware, gaming and animation companies, the IT policy of Telangana. “We want to set up the country’s biggest incubation centre in Hyderabad. For this, we want to draw up an IT policy that is beneficial to the industry as well as Hyderabad. It is aimed at making Hyderabad the top IT destination in the world,” KTR said, adding that he will also be eliciting the views and requirements of the companies. The minister will also focus on problems faced by start-up companies.
“Fresh graduates and youngsters created Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. All these were ‘start-up’ companies. There is no facility in the State for young graduates to start such start-ups. We will create facilities for such graduates to come up with innovative ideas and develop entrepreneural skills,” Rama Rao said. KTR has been actively holding meetings and drawing up strategies to boost the IT sector among others in Hyderabad ever since he assumed charge of the IT Ministry.
He expressed the hope that software companies will respond positively to his initiatives.
Us visit in july 1st week
IT Minister KT Rama Rao will leave for the US in the first week of July to interact with the Telugu Associations there. He will invite them to invest in Telangana, especially in the IT sector, an official release said. It will be his first visit to the US after government formation.