HYDERABAD: In order to improve the falling standards of technical education in the state, the government on Tuesday sought the expertise of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)for designing relevant curriculum to make students job-ready.
Under a pilot project, as many as 15,000 students from 17 select engineering colleges, affiliated to JNTU Hyderabad, will receive training in three sunrise sectors - Data Analytics, Design Engineering and Cyber Security in the fourth year of their engineering course. After receiving industry-certificate, the trained graduates will be directly absorbed by the industry.
At an high-level meeting held here on Tuesday in the presence of IT minister KT Rama Rao, NASSCOM, JNTU Hyderabad and Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge(TASK) signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance engineering ecosystem in Telangana.
For the successful implementation of the programme, JNTU Hyderabad will train 100 faculty members in the said areas to impart training to students.
Speaking to press persons, IT minister KT Rama Rao said the project was aimed at increasing the ‘employability quotient’ of engineering students. He said the government was committed to overhaul the technical education system in the state.
“The government will continue to act sternly against erring colleges no matter even if it is perceived as an unpopular decision,” the minister remarked.
He said the government intends to establish a Data Analytics Park soon in Hyderabad.
NASSCOM vice-chancellor BVR Mohan Reddy said the move was aimed at bridging the gap between curriculum and industry expectations from the students. He said as a part of the MoU pedagogy of teaching methodology will be reworked to infuse skills needed in emerging areas in the IT sector.
JNTU incharge vice-chancellor Shailaja Ramaiyer, registrar NV Ramana Rao and others participated.