Consul General Judith Ravin lauds state’s progressive steps
Investment opportunities by US firms in Karnataka were top of the agenda at a meeting on Monday between Consul General Judith Ravin and Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan. The DCM, who also hold the electronics and IT/BT portfolio, told his guest that American companies were doing well in the state and there was further scope for US companies in various segments.
A Power Point presentation on the state’s IT policy, incentives, land reforms, etc. was made at the meeting.
Dr Meena Nagaraj, Director, Department of Electronics & IT/BT, gave a presentation on the IT/BT/electronics ecosystem in the state. Prashanth Prakash, Chairman, Karnataka Start-up Vision Group, spoke about the government’s focus on incubators, accelerators, start-ups, skill development and collaborations. P Pradeep, Commissioner, Department of Collegiate Education, spoke on the LMS (learning management system), University Unified Management System, and the revamp of the diploma curriculum.
Consul General Judith Ravin appreciated the measures taken by the state government and said the US was interested in collaborations in Karnataka.
Among those present were Dr Ramana Reddy, ACS, Department of Electronics and IT/BT, and H Bharath Kumar, Political/Economic Specialist with the US Consulate General in Chennai.
During this meeting, we presented in detail the Karnataka IT policy, incentives, land reforms, and other measures taken by our Government to promote our IT industry.— Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. (@drashwathcn) February 1, 2021
American companies operating in Karnataka are thriving. There is a huge scope for new companies to arrive and engage in diversified activities in our state.— Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. (@drashwathcn) February 1, 2021
She said that USA was interested in further collaboration with Karnataka under the guidance of MIT and other such eminent institutes.— Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. (@drashwathcn) February 1, 2021
Karnataka looks forward to various engagements & collaborations with the USA for mutual benefit of our vibrant Tech ecosystems.