Tata Consultancy Services partners with the University of Kashmir to launch education, skill Programs

Srinagar: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in partnership with the University of Kashmir, has launched a program to improve the employability skills of students in Kashmir, under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.

Over the next three years, TCS will carry out its Youth Employment Program (YEP), BridgeIT, goIT, Ignite My Future (IMF) and Adult Literacy Program (ALP) which have already seen success in other parts of the country.

The University of Kashmir will play the role of a facilitator to create linkages for TCS to drive its goIT and IMF initiatives. The goIT is a program for school students that increases interest in technology through design thinking, mobile app development, and mentorship from TCS employees.

The ALP will augment the Government of India’s efforts to address the challenge of educating adults.

Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, TCS, said, “TCS believes in investing in helping young people to become responsible and productive citizens. We are pleased to partner with the University of Kashmir to empower students and educators in the region with skillsets and mindsets for the digital economy.”

Additionally, TCS will pilot an ‘Entrepreneurship in Tourism’ program under its flagship BridgeIT program for promising students from the university’s Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Studies.

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These students will be mentored in key domain functions, portal management, data management and analytics and market assessment. They will also be guided around seed funding and human resources development to establish a tourism start-up.

Professor Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, said, “Such collaboration between academia and the industry shall go a long way in fostering strong linkages for skill enhancement, proper placement, and entrepreneurship development among students and youth,” he said. (KNT)


Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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