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DATAMEdu to tie-up with Bengal Govt to offer courses

Shobha Roy Kolkata | Updated on July 28, 2013

Hyderabad-based vocational and IT training institute DATAMEdu plans to enter into a tie up with the West Bengal Government to offer certificate courses in mining, infrastructure and oil and gas. According to D.S.N. Murthy, MD and CEO of DATAMEdu, the three-to-six months’ certificate programme is likely to be rolled out at Asansol in West Bengal by October this year.

Plans are afoot to offer certificate programmes in mining in the Eastern States of Odisha and Chattisgarh, and infrastructure and construction courses in Gujarat in tie-up with the respective State Governments.

“We are in advanced stages of discussions with the West Bengal Government. The State Government has agreed to provide us with the physical infrastructure required; we might roll out the course from an existing college in Asansol,” Murthy told Business Line.

He was talking on the sidelines of a skill development summit for eastern and north eastern region organised by National Skill Development Corporation, in association with the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Saturday.

The company will invest Rs 8 crore to set up an additional infrastructure in the form of equipments and also the manpower, he added.

The company had, in December last year, entered into a tie up with Australia-based Skills Tech to help Indian youth acquire technical expertise in several sectors, including mining, infrastructure and oil and gas.

“There is a huge demand for skilled manpower in the mining, infrastructure and construction sectors. But there are not too many players offering courses to equip people with the required skill set,” he said.

Once trained, people could bag a job either in domestic market or overseas. “Australia has a manpower shortage of nearly 1.7 lakh people in the mining sector alone. This provides a huge opportunity,” he said.

>shobha.roy@thehindu.co.in

Published on July 28, 2013

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