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.

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