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Cisco to train 250,000 students in India in cyber security, IoT

Earlier this month, the company tied up with a Bengaluru college to launch a Centre of Excellence

Aiming to help create startups and build successful technology careers, Cisco will train 250,000 students in the country over a period of time, a top executive from the global networking giant said.

“We have done a lot of work in education and there are campuses that use our technology. We will skill 250,000 students in the country around networking, security and IoT areas over a period of time,” Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC, said.

Cisco and RV College of Engineering (RVCE) earlier this month announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Internet of Things (IoT) for digital skills and training in Bengaluru.

“We are extremely focused on India. We have been here for 20 years, we have R&D facilities, global delivery centres and have also invested heavily in the country in regards to Digital India perspective,” Malkani said.

Digital India initiatives and schemes by the government like Aadhaar, digital lockers and computerisation of land records, have gained momentum in the country and are playing a major role in the smart cities mission.

By June 2017, some 510 smart city projects with a total investment of Rs 20,669 crore are expected to take off.

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Source: Business Standard

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