C-DAC, CSI team in bid to plug IT domain skill gap

Written by fe Bureaus | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: Jun 29 2010, 04:49am hrs
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and the Computer Society of India (CSI) on Sunday signed an MoU for joint programmes on skill upgradation, training and certifications. The pact will boost domains like Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Indian language computing, e-governance, information security, embedded systems and cloud computing.

Our MoU with CSI will help in enhancing the outreach of C-DAC to the furthest parts of country, says Rajan T Joseph, director general, C-DAC.

Pune-based C-DAC, noted for computing technologies such as High Performance & Grid Computing, Multilingual Computing, Ubiquitous Computing, and Health Informatics, is a national initiative by the ministry of communications & information technology.

The experts at CSIs meet feel there is a skill upgradation gap among professionals and students in smaller towns and rural areas. The pact will address shortage of good training and certification services, said CSI president P Thrimurthy.

CSI, founded in 1965, is Indias largest professional society in the IT Domain. Its mission is to facilitate research, knowledge sharing and enhancing careers of IT professionals. CSI is also working to ensure that the benefits of IT ultimately percolate down to every single citizen of India.