Nasscom ties up with IIT-Madras for skill development

New Delhi: IT industry body Nasscom on Saturday announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras for reskilling students and employees in the Information Technology sector and IT-enabled Services (ITeS).

The partnership is aimed at building an able workforce to support the industry and other stakeholders, Nasscom said in a statement.

“This collaboration is in line with Nascomm’s FutureSkills Platform, that is targeted at reskilling or upskilling four million people from the IT-ITeS industry, students entering the workforce and employees of other industries and government who need to learn digital skills of the future,” it said.

Commenting on the partnership, Amit Aggarwal, CEO, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council, Nasscom, said this MoU “will be a significant catalyst for the IT-ITeS industry’s FutureSkills initiative, which aims to get India accelerated on the path to becoming the global hub for talent for the new emerging technologies like AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), cyber security, big data, cloud and blockchain.”