‘Software parks will create 10,000 jobs in JK’
Microsoft Dream Spark Yatra Srinagar 2011 held at Kashmir University
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 15: Minister for Information Technology, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi today said in order to encourage private businesses the government was in the process of creating software parks that would create 10,000 jobs in IT sector in J&K.
Ruhullah said the J&K youth were intelligent and they had lot of potential to help government carry forward these projects.
Ruhullah was speaking at a day-long IT event where students were given tips about software development. The event was held at the convocation complex of the Kashmir University today.
The minister said the government had prioritized IT and e-governance.
The event, Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra Srinagar 2011, was held by Directorate of Information Technology and Support System (IT&SS), KU in collaboration with Microsoft Student Partners (Srinagar Team). J&K Bank, Mercy Corps, Highland Automobiles, Esquebe Solutions, Career Craft, and Greater Kashmir sponsored the event.
Vice chancellor, Kashmir University Prof Riyaz Punjabi spoke about the significance of IT and e-governance in the modern day world.
He told the participating students to keep the windows of their minds open while treading the road to professionalism in the IT world.
Saying that today’s age is the age of ideas and optimism he asked the youth to understand the changing nature of jobs in the present day world.
The VC said that KU was on the path of bridging the gap between Academics & Industry through the establishment of Advanced Centre of Information Technology which shall also include development of the necessary support structure for the development of the IT Industry
Director IT&SS, Prof Mehraj-ud-din said that the establishment of the IT Directorate at KU was to ensure active contribution of the University in the development of the society through the capitalization of IT opportunities.
“The Directorate is serving as a Central Resource for capitalizing the enormous opportunities associated with Information Technology,” he said, adding that already 25 colleges had been linked to the university and the process was on to manage the e-governance in the varsity system.
General Manager, Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft India Moorthy Upplauri, who was the guest-of-honour at the event talked about the significance of the event in the Kashmir context.
He asked the students to keep themselves updated every time as the IT industry was evolving fast. He
Registrar, KU Prof Syed Fayaz, Prof Mufeed Ahmad of Business School attended the event which saw participation of more than 3000 students.
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