The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has tied up with Miles-Futurense for its Future Technologies Digital Skilling initiative with an aim to upskill over 3 lakh students.
The initiative has been launched with a vision to create a digital workforce of 1 crore students in India skilled in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Block Chain, Data Analytics, Cyber Security and more.
The joint initiative of the AICTE, Union ministry of education (MoE), and Union ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) was launched by Union minister of education Dharmendra Pradhan.
Miles Education will integrate its technology-powered industry student interface app, MilesOne, and offer free live workshops by industry experts to help upskill over 50,000 students every quarter. Futurense will offer more than 1,00,000 free certifications and 5,000-plus virtual projects and internship opportunities in Data Engineering, Data Science, Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence.
“Digital education can be democratised if the information is made accessible to students in their native language. The learning outcome can be unimaginable. A blend of culture and technology can create resilience to future challenges. To make India a complete digitally skilled economy, we need to de-commercialise digital education and make it more accessible for all, in other words, make digital education a mass movement in India,” Pradhan said.
AICTE chief coordinating officer Buddha Chandrashekar said students across all levels need to be equipped with digital skills for a long career mileage. “NEP is a game-changer that can make India a frontline digital economy,” he said.
Vikas Gupta, chairman and managing director, Miles Education & Futurense, said the partnership with AICTE was a step towards making India the technology capital of India and a global talent hub.
Miles-Futurense will work together with AICTE to elevate the upskilling and talent standards through new-age technical education nationwide. Students aged 18 and above with an education qualification in Accounting and Commerce will get an opportunity to upskill and reskill in the emerging areas of Management Accounting, Corporate Finance, Marketing Management, Analytics, Technology, Corporate Law and Human Resource.
Free certifications, virtual projects and internships by Futurense will be offered as per AICTE's framework.