One Million jobs in next five years in ICT industry: Minister KTR

ktr01The Information and Communication Technology industry will be strengthened so as to enable one million jobs to be created from the industry in next five years, said Telangana IT Minister KT RamaRao after inaugurating the ICT Round Table Conference at Hyderabad yesterday. Representatives of over 300 companies, from Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Mumbai and several other places along with local companies participated.

KTR, through a Power Point presentation explained the strength and governmental efforts being put in promoting Hyderabad as the chosen destination for ICT industry. We hope to make Hyderabad a center for technology R&D and innovation, we want to project the city as the biggest technology incubator in the country. The coding and programming skills of Indians, especially technicians from Hyderabad are known across the World, we will do every thing to protect the recognition. The job readiness of new graduates has been an area of concern, with the help and co operation of companies and academic institutions, with the participation of respected academic institutions like IIIT, Bits Pilani, ISB and others, we will encourage adoption of colleges by industry through which trained graduates will come out. The colleges – students will benefit, the industry will benefit as well, this will be a win-win situation,” said KTR.

The upcoming ITIR zone will add hugely to the job scenario in the State, reminded the minister. Three growth clusters, focusing on a media city with Gaming, Animation, Media, Entertainment; R&D city for Avionics and EMC are being worked out, as per policy documents released during the event.

Here is a link to Minister KTR’s full speech at the event….

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