OP Jindal University is the First Academic Institution Partner of Future Skills Programme across India

Raigarh : The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has created a platform- ‘Future Skills-Basic Learning for Future Technologies platform’ in association with EdCast to enhance skills and build industry ready talent for the IT sector in India. NASSCOM has launched Future Skills Programme at OP Jindal University, Raigarh on 20th December 2018. OP Jindal University is the First Academic Institution Partner of Future Skills Programme across India.
During the launch of the programme Dr R.D. Patidar, Pro Vice-chancellor, OPJU welcomed the guests from NASSCOM and Edcast and underlined the importance of Future Skills for students and faculty members. Launching the programme, Ms Kirti Seth, Sr. Vice President, NASSCOM said “The FutureSkills learning ecosystem is expanding to include universities, with O P Jindal University being the first pioneer in academia to come on board. Universities are crucial players in building digital talent as a competitive advantage for India. Going by the extremely enthusiastic response from students and faculty of OPJU, it is heartening to see how keen they are to participate in this journey.” Mr Shailesh Joshi, Vice President- Account Management, EdCast and Sumit Rudra, Director-Enterprise Solutions, EdCast shared the details of the Future Skills programme and made a presentation on its working and use. The presentation was very interactive. For this special occasion, Dr Sandhya, ED, SSC, NASSCOM sent a message- ‘This partnership is a significant foray into the academic ecosystem; it will enable the development of competency in students on emerging technologies, equipping them with the relevant knowledge and skills to address both present and future jobs.’

Future Skills Programme website will give students, faculty members, universities and corporations, access to basic and advance level courses on the latest technology. These courses will help the learners learn the basic concepts of new technologies helping them build their skills to advanced levels thereby making them industry ready. The courses featured on the website are categorized under some of the most important and industry relevant technologies such as Big Data, IoT, Machine Learning Cloud Computing and Cyber Security amongst others, with the initiative also helping learners certify their skills from respected global universities. The launch of the programme was witnessed by Dr P.S. Bokare, Dean, School of Engineering, Dr S. Nayak, Associate Dean, School of Management, faculty members and the students. At the end of the programme Dr R.D. Patidar, Pro Vice-chancellor, OPJU thanked the guests, faculty and students and appealed them to access the website and take full advantage this initiative.

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