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NASSCOM launches program to train students for ERD sector

The Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM), in collaboration with NASSCOM member companies in the Engineering and Research & Development (ERD) space has recently launched the ‘Foundation Skills in Integrated Product Development (FSIPD)’ program to empower students and make them industry ready.

The key contributors of this program Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Technologies and NIT Silchar have helped fine-tune the curriculum for the program to enable students enhance their skills in the subject, a release said. The program is being launched in pilot mode at 15 colleges across the country.

India is making good gains in providing cutting edge Engineering and Design solutions to the global clientele. As per the Booz and Allen report, the export revenue from India for Engineering and Design is poised to touch USD 40 billion by 2020. Keeping this in mind, NASSCOM has initiated the program which will create a talent pool that is relevant to the industry requirement.

Dr. Sandhya Chintala Vice President, NASSCOM and Executive Director - IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council said, “The Indian IT-BPM industry is growing at a fast pace both horizontally and vertically. At an industry level we always strive to achieve excellence and are making significant investments in tools, technology and talent. We are positive that the launch of the FSIPD program will be successful in equipping students with the desired skill set and further contribute to the growth of our sector and the overall Indian economy.”

The NASSCOM Engineering Council has additionally sponsored a study that will help identify the gaps between the industry requirements and the academic outcome.