MindTree looking for partners on digital infra initiative

Bangalore: Leading IT company MindTree said it plans to forge an alliance with leading educational institutes in the country for an initiative aimed at setting up digital infrastructure and formulating a curriculum tailor-made to the present requirement of the industry.

The company has already -- identified two educational institutions in Karnataka -- BVB College of Engineering and Technology in Hubli and Gogte Institute of Technology in Belgaum --- for the purpose, company Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman Subroto Bagchi told reporters here yesterday.
Talks are under way with the management, he said, adding that the company aims to ink agreements with as many as 10 institutes.

"All these days, educational institutions were modifying their curriculum based on the requirements of the industry and now it is the other way round. We will approach them to know their innovative practices and how they could help industries," he said.

On the hype about the IT sector and the focus on tier-II and tier-III cities, Bagchi said there is a need to look beyond the established information technology hubs in the country.

"In developed nations, nobody talks of information technology. Every region has its strength which has to be looked into and IT can be used to improve it," he said.

MindTree Vice-President (Talent Acquisition and Transformation) Dattatri Salagame said that nearly 40 institutions had approached the company for tying up with the firm for the new initiative and the process of short-listing them had begun.

Earlier, addressing students, Bagchi said that life is a matter of choice and what kind of life one leads is the consequence of one's choices.

Bagchi, who has authored bestsellers like 'Go Kiss the World: Life Lessons for the Young Professional', said that society was divided in four categories of people -- low platform-low purpose, low platform-high purpose, high platform-low purpose and high platform-high purpose.

He told the students that unless they were ready to improve their skillsets, they would remain within a single quadrant throughout their life.

MindTree is the application development and maintenance services partner for the unique identification project in the country, also known as 'Aadhar'. 
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