State IT minister Bratya Basu on Tuesday said that Bengal will be among the top three states in the country by 2020 in terms of growth in the field of Information Technology (IT).
While addressing a gathering at JIS University on Tuesday Basu said: “We are on the track. If we continue to do what we have been doing in past few years, we will be among the top three states in the country in IT and ITeS sector by the end of 2020. We are expecting an exceptional boom in the IT sector in next few years.
To achieve the target the state IT minister has sought the support of the industry experts. Speaking at the programme the minister also said that construction of seven IT parks in the state will be completed by 2017 and this will create huge employment.
Around 20,000 youth will get jobs in these IT parks. In order to take the development in IT sector forward, the JIS University has signed an agreement with the NASSCOM under which the university will offer various industry recommended course curricula. The courses would be formulated in such a way so that the highly skilled IT professionals could be produced and they can match the requirements of professionals here in the city.
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skills Development Corporation will issue the certificates to those who will study various courses offered by the university.
A senior official of NASSCOM said this is the first time they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with any university in the state. Though, in the national level they have tied up with 15 universities to offer various courses, the official reminded.