Technology giant Cisco will train 2.5 lakh students in the area of networking, security and Internet of Things (IoT).
“We have done a lot of work in education and there are campuses that use our technology. We are extremely focused on India. We have been here for 20 years, we have R&D facilities, global delivery centres and have also invested heavily in the country in regards to Digital India perspective, ” said President of Cisco India and SAARC, Dinesh Malkani, in an official statement.
Cisco and RV College of Engineering (RVCE) have collaborated for a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in IoT for digital skills and training in Bengaluru.
“We have been engaged in most of the work that has been going with smart cities and we continue to be engaged whether its a safe city project in Navi Mumbai, or it was work we had done in Lucknow for safe city or Nagpur,” Malkani stressed.
Cisco is going to complete 50 projects in the areas of cyber security this year. These projects include T-hub in Telangana, Fetri village and wi-fi project in Rajasthan and iCreate in Gujarat.
The company has started manufacturing access points and routers at a facility in Pune.
“Our roadmap is very clear. Our first intention was to start with five or six products that we wanted to make in India for domestic market such as access points, routers etc,” added Malkani.
“The second stage is to make that centre (Pune) a global export hub. That is the next stage we are working on right now,
The US-based company also expects to complete 50 digitisation projects by the end of the year across India, which is part of its $100 million investment announced last year.
Cisco has also invested in 25-26 startups in India and is actively looking for more companies that are working in the IoT and security space.