DXC Technology and NASSCOM Foundation Inaugurate Digital Education Center for Female Engineering Students in Pune
Digital training centers will be launched in seven more female engineering colleges across India; the first center was launched in Hyderabad
The centers will contribute to the mission of the Digital India government by building the technical capacity of the students
Encouraging women’s participation in digital learning in India is key, hence all the exclusive collaboration with women’s engineering colleges
DXC Technology, in association with the NASSCOM Foundation, jointly inaugurated its second digital training center in Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune, to improve students’ technical skills and digital learning. Following the successful launch of the first digital training center in Hyderabad last month, eight more similar centers at colleges across the country are planned to facilitate digital training in emerging technologies.
The Cummins College Digital Training Center was officially opened in the presence of Kartik Iyer, Director of Operations – GDN, DXC Technology, Santosh Rao Manager Skilling Programs, NASSCOM Foundation, and Dr. Madhuri Khambete, Principal of Cummins College. The inaugural session was also attended by other dignitaries from TMIe2E and college faculties and students.
As part of this initiative, similar digital centers will also be inaugurated later in the following seven establishments:
- Gayatri Vidya Parishad Women’s College of Engineering, Vishakhapatnam
- Bhoj Reddy College of Engineering for Women, Hyderabad
- Ravindra College of Engineering for Women, Kurnool
- Godutai Women’s College of Engineering, Kalabutagi
- Universities Mody, Jaipur
- Banasthali Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Jaipur
- Mahendra College of Engineering for Women, Salem
Under the Technology Skilling Initiatives program run by TMIe2E, advanced technology centers have been established to enable engineering students to hone their technical skills and educate, engage and uplift them to be ready for the future in the evolving digital environment. Students can also gain industry-relevant capabilities by combining developing technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and more, with management training. The centers can also be used for various events, including IdeaThons and Hackathons.
Lokendra Sethi, HR Manager – DXC Technology, Indiasaid: “While enabling accessibility to the right knowledge and life skills is central to our vision of CSR, there is also the broader goal of nation building by empowering young people, and especially Indian women, ways to become self-sufficient. Through this collaboration with the NASSCOM Foundation, we are reaching out to female engineering students across the country to provide them with the digital skills and competencies needed to prepare them for the future. Digital learning is the next step in the overall advancement of our youth and therefore the key to a stronger India.”
Nidhi Bhasin, CEO of NASSCOM Foundationsaid: “While the bulk of India’s population is made up of young people, they face the challenge of securing the potential of their talents and harnessing the demographic dividend. The existing skills gap has tested the progress of young people as well as the supply of talent for To close this gap, prioritizing digital learning by creating digital hubs will address the much-needed skills of students, especially women, for the ever-growing futuristic tech industry We are honored to partner with DXC Technology to collaborate on an initiative that inspires young minds and encourages them to embrace rapid technological advancements to meet national and global needs.”
Reports suggest that the market for digital transformation solutions will grow by 15.6% globally by 2030. With the increased adoption of digitalization during the COVID-19 crisis, the pace of adoption of technology has accelerated dramatically in all sectors. Therefore, digital and technological expertise will be the main in-demand employable skills in the future. To empower young people in educational institutions, especially women, with advanced future skills and modern techno-digital solutions such as AI, ML is bound to do much to empower and shape their future.
About DXC technology:
DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global enterprises manage their critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. The world’s largest enterprises and public sector organizations trust DXC to deploy services aimed at achieving new levels of performance, competitiveness and customer experience in their IT assets. Find out how we deliver excellence to our customers and colleagues at DXC.com.
About the NASSCOM Foundation:
Established in 2001, the NASSCOM Foundation has witnessed the transformative power of technology over the past 20 years. Being part of the NASSCOM ecosystem, we are the only neutral non-profit organization representing the Indian technology industry. We remain rooted in our core philosophy of TechForGood, where our efforts focus on unleashing the power of technology by creating access and opportunity for those who need it most. We strive to help people and institutions transform the way they address social and economic challenges through technology. We have three key focus areas, digital literacy, skills and employability, and female entrepreneurship.