Monday, June 9, 2014

#NASSCOM signs MoU with CMR University

The National Association of Software Services Companies (NASSCOM) today announced that it has entered into a collaborative MoU with CMR University (CMRU). Under this MoU, CMR University will integrate Global Business Foundation Skills (GBFS) Courseware developed by NASSCOM (IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council) in its curriculum. The strategic alliance aims to offer measurable training programs to students and enhance employability skill sets of engineering graduates.

The Indian IT–BPM Industry currently employs about 3.1 million people directly and about 9 million indirectly. As per the NASSCOM Perspective 2020 report, the industry has a potential to contribute to, as much as, 30 million employment opportunities (direct and indirect) by 2020.

On the occasion Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director-SSC & Vice President, NASSCOM said “This MoU is a key milestone in our mission to develop a skills ready workforce. According to the NASSCOM’s National Skills Mission, about 500 million professionals would need to be skilled by 2022 to make them employable. To be able to achieve this target, a structured approach involving all stakeholders is imperative. Skill gap needs to be addressed through comprehensive efforts, at various levels and catering to different needs of the society and industry. Through this collaboration, we hope we will be able to nurture the next generation of talent for the industry. ”