NASSCOM Collaborates with Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey University

IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM) announces that it has signed a MoU with Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University to launch the Global Business for Foundation Skills (GBFS) & Foundation Skills in IT (FSIT) program courseware developed by SSC NASSCOM. The strategic alliance with the institute aims to offer GBFS & FSIT program to all undergraduate students as an add-on course to enhance the employability skills of these students. Under this MoU, SSC NASSCOM will also provide guidelines & recommendations related to aspects of the GBFS & FSIT program, such as faculty selection, student selection, infrastructure for training and evaluation etc.

The Indian IT–BPM Industry currently employs about 3.1 million people directly and offers about 9 million people indirect employment opportunities. As per NASSCOM’s research report “Perspective 2020”, this industry has a potential to create about 30 million employment opportunities (direct and indirect) by 2020.

On the occasion Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, SSC NASSCOM & Vice President, NASSCOM said: “SNDT collaboration with SSC NASSCOM in implementing the Foundation Skills in IT (FSIT) and Global Business for Foundation Skills (GBFS) will facilitate its students to be industry-ready. The IT-BPM industry has a great need for students with the right knowledge, aptitude and skills who will be lifelong learners empowered to meet the challenges of this very dynamic industry.”

On the occasion Dr. Vasudha Kamat, Vice Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University shared her appreciation for initiatives of NASSCOM as IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council. She said there is a need to orient/ train students especially women in the 21st century skills. The university will be introducing these skill based courses under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) to students (technology/non-technology) from the next semester January 2016. She also underlined importance of teacher training.

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