Haryana Skill Development and Industrial Training Minister Vipul Goel today inaugurated Center of Excellence – Internet of Things (CoE-IoT) in Gurugram. This centre is part of Hartron Multi Skills Development Center located in Udyog Vihar in Gurugram. It has been set up jointly by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, Haryana Government and NASSCOM, on Public Private Partnership mode.
While addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Centre, Mr Goel said that after Bengaluru, Gurugram district has become the second place in the country where this kind of center has been opened. He said that with emerging technological innovations, these kind of centres are required in the country as this would help in resolving of problems of different areas. Besides this, it would also help in supporting new start-ups.
He said that with the technological revolution happened in the last four years, there is huge shift in the mindsets of people worldwide, realizing immense potential of employment in India. He said that the youth of IT sector today is dominated by more than 200 cities and around 90 countries. Gurugram being the hub of about 1,500 startups, has 10 to 15 per cent growth every year. Thus, this kind of centre would prove to be very beneficial for the people here and would yield good results, he added.
The Minister thanked the office bearers of NASSCOM for opening such a centre in district Gurugram. This centre would benefit all stakeholders working in IT sector and government sector. With the help of this centre, work could be done on innovative ideas so that various issues such as pollution and traffic management could be managed through software. This centre would help in taking further the Start-Up Vision, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney said that the importance of such a centre increases significantly in Gurugram where companies of different sectors are in abundance. Through this centre, new IT techniques could be used to deal with various issues. Today, there are several issues in each sector in the country which needs to be resolved in a creative manner. In this centre, work would be done with both IT and innovation, he added.
Secretary, Haryana Electronics and Information Technology and Managing Director, HARTRON, Mr. Vijayendra Kumar said that the Government of India had approved the project in August 2017. The project is worth Rs 22 crore of which Rs nine crore has been borne by the Haryana Government.
President, NASSCOM, Mr. Debjani Ghosh and Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Mr. Gopalakrishnan also spoke on this occasion.