First-Ever Digital India Future SKILLS Summit in Guwahati

  • Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced the establishment of Assam’s first-ever semiconductor packaging plant. 
  • The plant, worth nearly Rs 25,000 Crore, will be established in partnership with the Assam Government and TATA Group. 
  • The plant will enable young Indians to enter the world of semiconductors without leaving their state or traveling to other cities. 
  • The summit aimed to motivate young Indians to fully immerse themselves in the world of skills, particularly in emerging technology sectors. 
  • The initiative will cultivate a globally competitive talent pool accessible to Indian companies and organizations worldwide, setting a new standard in the global tech landscape. 
  • The Digital India Future SKILLS Summit was hosted by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) through the National Institute of Electronics and IT (NIELIT). 
  • The Summit witnessed the convergence of dignitaries, industry leaders, academia, policymakers, and technology enthusiasts to deliberate on strategies for catalyzing future-ready talent for India & the world.

 

Digital India Future Skills Summit Highlights 

 

  • The summit aimed to educate youths on Industry 4.0 across 77 polytechnics and ITIs. 
  • An agreement was signed with TATA and 150-acre land was allocated for the semiconductor industry near Guwahati. 
  • Key speakers included Sh. Kuntal Sensarma, Economic Adviser, MeitY, Ms. Jaya Jagadish, Head, AMD India, and Shri. Ruchir Dixit, Vice President & Country Manager, Siemens EDA, Shri. Lingraju Sawkar, President, Kyndryl India, Shri. Ganesh Gopalan, CEO and Co-Founder, of Gnani.AI, and Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay. 
  • Shri. Ganesh Gopalan highlighted India’s potential for AI companies, stating that around 100 million jobs will be created globally in AI. 
  • Shri. Ruchir Dixit highlighted the potential shortage of skilled workers in the electronics industry in the next five years. 
  • Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri highlighted the government’s skilling programs and the New Education Policy 2020 for career gradation.
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