HR Development in IT sector
Since 2001-02 there has been a steady growth in the seating capacity of Engineering / MCA / Polytechnic institutes in the State. For this purpose Government has been pro active in promoting self-financing technical Institutes in the State.
Likewise the growth curve of seating capacity in Diploma Engineering institutes has been as following:
Source: Director of Technical Education, Gujarat State)
To bring about uniformity in the technical education and also to improve the quality of State Govt. has set up the Gujarat Technical University in September 2007. This will help in stream-lining the admission, academic activities as well as examination of Technical Institutions in the State.
In order to improve the quality of technical man-power State has launched an innovative programme viz. "College to Career" in collaboration with IT industry in the State. Until 2008, over 16000 engineering/MCA students have benefited from this project. This project aims at providing knowledge of latest Software programming tools such as .net and JAVA. M/s. Microsoft and M/s. TCS are partnering with State Govt. in conducting this programme which is a hybrid of e-learning and satellite communication technology. At the end of the programme, M/s TCS and M/s Microsoft conduct test and successful candidates receive certification by the government and industry. During August 2007 and September 2008 job fairs were also organized for students who have successfully participated in this programme. More than 20 IT companies including companies such as TCS, WIPRO, PCS have participated in these job fairs
In order to improve the spoken English ability of the youth in the State, GoG has set up a "Society for Creation of Opportunities through Proficiency in English" (SCOPE). This project has been made operational since July 2007. Cambridge ESOP is the certifying agency for this programme.
Each year more than 200,000 youths graduate in various disciplines from different Universities in the State. Majority of these graduates belong to Commerce discipline. State Government has recently launched NASSCOM Assessment of Competence (NAC) test for graduates so as to make certified man-power readily available for BPO sector in the State. State Govt. proposes to dovetail NAC to the aforesaid SCOPE programme so that certified manpower for BPO sector would be readily available.