BSNL to start cyber security training
State-run telecom major BSNL has started work on establishing a technical university that will offer engineering and management courses. The PSU expects to approach All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as well as University Grants Commission (UGC) for formal approval within next eight months.
BSNL has formed a committee under its Senior General Manager G.C. Manna to work on the detailed project report. BSNL Director ( Consumer Mobility) Anupam Shrivastava said at present he cannot share the exact number of seats that BSNL’s technical institute will have but said the company’s campus will have a capacity to train 1,500 to 3,000 students at one time.
BSNL will add formal courses on cybersecurity at the centre to contribute in government’s target of creating five lakh professionals skilled in this domain by 2018. “Cybersecurity is an emerging concern. We have the infrastructure to train people. Today, we have a crunch of cybersecurity experts. This initiative will not only help us but also other organisations with skilled workforce. It will be a dynamic course and its format will decided after due deliberations,” Shrivastava said.