Technical Workshops to be Funded by IT Ministry

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DIT is likely to give UGC a support of Rs 30K for each of the 232 workshops on electronic system design and manufacturing over 2 years. The government will provide funds to technical institutes with a view to promote awareness and talent in electronic products design and manufacturing.

“We have plans to organise 232 workshops on Electronic System Design and Manufacturing over period of two years. DIT will give support of Rs 30,000 for each workshop to UGC- approved institutes for workshops,” said a Department of Information Technology (DIT). The official further said that added that for next two years, DIT has planned to organise 116 workshops in at least least four institute per year in each state.

The fund for this workshop is part of initially allocated Rs 18 crore for brand building exercise of government to promote country as destination for electronic product design and manufacturing. Under the workshop programme, DIT will connect institute with companies having facility to manufacture information and communication technology product in India.

The government has announced support of up to Rs 25,000 crore for setting up electronic chip manufacturing plant in the country and is in process of setting up of Rs 10,000 crore electronics fund to promote the sector.

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