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Industry needs to internalise internship for students: Karnataka Minister

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Industry-academia collaboration is a must to make students future-ready: Ashwath Narayan

BENGALURU:

Industries should design their organizational structure so as to facilitate students for internship, project work, hands-on experience and training, opined Dr CN Ashwath Narayan, Miniister for Higher Education and Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood.

Participating on Tuesday in the 17th edition of the India Innovation Summit virtually organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), with the tagline ‘Crafting our Future-Innovation for the Next World’, Narayan noted that while a few organizations are student-friendly in this regard, many more need to follow suit.

Making the future generation globally competitive is a big challenge and requires huge infrastructure, and this can be addressed through collaboration of academia and industry, he said.

‘Govt revising policies regularly’

“The industrial sector itself will suffer if students are not made ready as per industry requirements. Keeping in mind the interests of industry, the government has been revising the IT/BT policy and the Engineering R&D policy, among others, regularly,” the Minister said

He was confident that the offices of KDEM (Karnataka Digital Economy Mission) in Bengaluru, Hubball and Mysuru would facilitate the growth of digital industries in the state.

Dr EV Ramana Reddy, ACS, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Dr Omkar Rai, Director-General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures and Co-Founder, Infosys Ltd, CK Ranganathan, Chairman, CII-Southern Region, Ramesh Ramadurai, Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council, Jyothi Pradhan, Vice-Chairperson, CII Karnataka State Council and CEO, Kurlon Enterprise Ltd, were present.

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