Despite boasting a large number of engineering colleges, Hyderabad does not produce enough employable graduates for which the Telangana government is planning to act as a bridge between these colleges and Information Technology (IT) companies, said IT Minister K. T. Rama Rao.
Speaking at a meeting on ‘Hyderabad-The Road Ahead’ organised by Round Table India on Friday, Mr. Rao said plans were afoot to form two consortiums, one of software companies and another of engineering colleges with the government acting as a facilitator. “The companies can adopt colleges and train students to create readily employable graduates,” he said. Outlining other IT and ITeS related plans that were on the drawing board, Mr. Rao said one initiative was to create right eco-system to promote and nurture innovation and for this, country’s biggest incubator which would incubate maximum innovations was being planned in the city.
Another ambitious concept being worked upon was to make Hyderabad as the country’s first wi-fi enabled city. “We are talking to the company engaged in rolling out 4G services and coupled with wi-fi, it is going to be an exciting challenge,” he said.
The Minister said the ITIR coming up with an outlay of Rs.2.18 lakh crore over 20 years was set to create 50 lakh employment opportunities.
Courtesy : The Hindu