KU’s IT centre to help software industry development in JK
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 10: Directorate of Information Technology and Support Services (IT&SS), Kashmir University, will establish an Advanced IT Centre for “development of the software industry” in J&K.
According to the officials, the Centre would impart training to the IT professionals to ensure that the software industry in the region develops at a rapid pace.
“Establishment of the Advanced Centre of IT at Kashmir university is the fundamental step for ensuring development of software industry” said vice chancellor Kashmir university Prof Riyaz Punjabi.
He said: “The completion of first phase of e-governance at varsity has encouraged us to think beyond and we have got great support from the government in this regard.”
“The core of the software industry is the brain used for the development of the software. The state has large number of engineers in the field of computers, electronics and manpower with master’s degree in computer applications and allied areas. Even though they posses the basic qualifications and intelligence required in the industry but with this kind of academic qualification they still do not fit in the industry. A hi-end training course of about six months transforms them from qualified- to the skilled-manpower,” said the Director, IT and SS, Prof Meraj ud Din, while giving details about the proposed Centre.
He said: “It was the establishment of these centers in Bangalore and Hyderabad that provided the foundation for thousands of engineers and professionals not only to get excellent jobs anywhere in the world but also a good number of them could establish their own software units locally.”
“The Centre would be imparting Hi-end trainings to the students who have qualified Engineering/Masters Degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent Degrees. The training period would be of three/six months duration and the students would be charged fee accordingly,” he said.
The Centre among others shall have units namely Incubation Centers, Project Procurement & Placement Cell (PPPC), Quality Control & Testing Cell (QCTC) and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC).
The following are the five major areas of IT in which the infrastructure shall be developed: Software Engineering, Database Management Systems, VLSI & Embedded Systems, Multimedia Systems and Network Systems.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 10 Oct 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
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