Telecom giant BSNL is all set to foray into Indian education sector. BSNL is planning to open a Technical University. BSNL has already sent proposals to All India Council for Technical Education as well as University Grants Commission for formal approval.
Anupam Shrivastava BSNL Director (Consumer Mobility) exclaimed, "BSNL has sufficient infrastructure to meet AICTE guidelines for engineering and management education. We also have sufficient supporting staff to meet norms as laid down by UGC. Our staff is working on it. We should be able to send it for formal approval in 6-8 months." "Due to the initiatives of HRD Ministry, institutions running short-term courses such as Defence Institute of Advance Technology have been converted into formal and autonomous education institutions. We should also have no issues in getting approval," Shrivastava said.
"We have a centre in Ghaziabad which is aided by United Nations but is under-utilised. It has a capacity to train between 2,500-3,000 students. Similarly, we have a centre in Jabalpur. There are other 16 centres which have a minimum capacity of 1,000 students," Shrivastava said.
"Cybersecurity is an emerging concern. We have the infrastructure to train people. Today, we have a crunch of cybersecurity experts. This initiative will not only help us but also other organisations with skilled workforce. It will be a dynamic course and its format will decided after due deliberations," Shrivastava said.
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