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Cisco has decided to train 250,000 students in India over a period of time, with the aim to aid startups and build successful technology careers. The company will impart skill to students in the area of networking, security, and Internet of Things (IoT).
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC said that the company has contributed to education in the country in a major way and there are many campuses which use their technology, according to www.ndtv.com.
Earlier this month Cisco and RV College of Engineering (RVCE) had announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Internet of Things (IoT) to impart training in digital skills in Bengaluru.
Dinesh Malkani told IANS, “We are extremely focused on India. We have been here for 20 years, we have R&D facilities, global delivery centers and have also invested heavily in the country in regards to Digital India perspective.”
Other Digital India initiatives and schemes introduced by the government like Aadhaar, digital lockers, and computerization of land records have changed the whole scenario and have played a major role in the smart cities mission.
The company has been involved in most of the work which has been going on with smart cities and continues to be engaged in projects like safe city project in Navi Mumbai or projects done in Lucknow for safe city or Nagpur.
Thus, across the board we have been very focused on the smart cities vertical. We keep refining our solutions and portfolios,” Malkani said.
He also said that the company is currently running 50 projects which aim to help in the area of cyber security and which is expected to be completed by the end of this year.