Artificial intelligence has become one of the essential components of the journey of making India digitalized and in line with this, the city-based PU recently had a partnership with FutureSkills Prime during a two-day meeting at University’s Vadodara campus. The “FutureSkills Prime” was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, and NASSCOM in an effort to take a step further toward making India a global digital talent hub as well as to concrete the “make in India” Initiative. The strategy was established upon strong foundations and values that aim to transform and build the nation. As a result of this partnership, the University’s technology-enabled programs will be made more enriching for the students.
FutureSkills Prime is a learning platform built by the government together with the IT Industry to boost tech educational support across the nation. It aims to reskill and upskill around 4 lakh professionals in the next three years with an objective to propel India into a leadership position in the digital world. This partnership aims to appoint 200 students from PU as Future Skills PRIME Campus ambassadors who will be trained and nurtured and will be assigned to all colleges to help other students build their technical knowledge. Recognizing the need, the Government of India under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and IT has joined hands with NASSCOM as a Team India effort to make India a global hub for talent in the emerging technologies.
The event welcomed honorable guests including Chief Guests Mr. Sachin Mhaske, Lead Western Region, NASSCOM, Ms. Sridevi Sira, National Head, and Mr. Maulik Bhansali, CEO, Sr. Vice President Tie, along with the University’s dignitaries. The expert conversations that took place encompassed a discussion by Ms. Sridevi Sira who gave a clear picture of the functions of the Future skills prime, its need for skilling of students, and the importance for academia. Additionally, Mr. Maulik Bhansali briefed about what the industry expects from Academia and the importance of bridging the skills gap. The program is being extended under the GoI flagship Champion Service Sector (CSS) Scheme and has a vibrant Ecosystem with partners hailing from the industry, academia, and the government such as AICTE, CDAC, and NIELIT, NSDC, Skill-India, Microsoft, CISCO, AWS, Genpact.
PU has been making continuous strides to groom a technology-driven youth and as a result, the university has introduced more facilities as well as courses in this field including Blockchain, Cyber Security, Data analytics and intelligence, Extended Reality (XR) amongst many others. Towards the end of the event members of the university were presented with an opportunity to further exchange knowledge with the experts in an effort to channel the knowledge to their students.