Telangana Teams Up With Microsoft, NASSCOM, To Train Youth in AI

Telangana Teams Up With Microsoft, NASSCOM, To Train Youth in AI

Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) and Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE), under the March to Million initiative, has collaborated with Microsoft and Nasscom FutureSkills to train 30,000 youth in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Launched this week, the initiative aims at skilling one million youth in AI by 2021.


Microsoft AI classroom series will impart the concepts of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science to students from any academic stream.


The training helps students enhance their employability by acquiring the skills that the industry requires. The sessions will commence from November 23.


KT Rama Rao, who had announced 2020 to be the year of Artificial Intelligence earlier this year, on this occasion while conveying his wishes said, “The industry today, irrespective of the domain, requires smart technology-backed solutions that reduce resource utilisation and enhance productivity. We need the youth of Telangana to be skilled in these areas. I am glad that TASK and TSCHE have partnered for this initiative. The students of our state must make use of this opportunity to skill themselves in these emerging technologies.”


Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Department of ITE & C, said, “The world of technology is evolving very fast and we need our students to be a part of this technology revolution. An initiative such as this will help upgrade the talent pool in our state and enhance Telangana’s appeal to global organisations for making investments in the state.”


TASK CEO Shrikant Sinha said that the course will be a combination of self-learning modules, hands-on workshops, live demos and virtual instructor-led classes by experts from Microsoft and Nasscom, followed by an assignment and finally certification from Microsoft and Nasscom. “The course is open to students of all streams,” he added.




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