Microsoft collaborates with the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) to increase access to skills for jobs through CyberShikshaa and Ready4Cybersecurity programs.
According to the partnership, Microsoft and NIELIT will deploy CyberShikshaa and Ready4Cybersecurity programs in 30 NIELIT training centers in Tier 3 and Tier 2 towns with a particular focus on Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, and northeast states of India. These programs can be scaled in subsequent years to include cybersecurity training programs in all the training centers of NIELIT.
Dr. Madan Mohan Tripathi, Director General of NIELIT, mentioned that NIELIT is committed to training people for in-demand jobs, specifically in remote areas, to contribute to today’s digital economy. This can enable a robust pool of skilled professionals to protect organizations from cyber-attacks. He also stated that NIELIT’s collaboration with Microsoft will not only train people through the CyberShikshaa and Ready4Cybersecurity programs but will also provide opportunities in terms of employment.
As per the collaboration, nearly 3500 learners will undergo training and receive employment opportunities for in-demand cybersecurity jobs. Besides training, Microsoft will support curriculum content, certifications, and mentor opportunities. It will also collaborate with the Data Security Council of India, ICT Academy, Tata Strive, and Quick Heal Foundation to deploy CyberShikshaa and Ready4Cybersecurity programs.