IIT Jodhpur to train students of ITIs in cyber security

  • | Thursday | 21st September, 2023

Indore: Students of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) of Madhya Pradesh will be imparted training in cyber security by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur, a move seen to upskill youths on advanced technology.Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development and Employment Generation Board has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT Jodhpur. The training will be given online to the students of ITIs.As part of the agreement, experts from IIT, Jodhpur will draft short term online training programmes in cyber security.Directorate skill development additional director and additional CEO GN Agrawal said, We have signed an MoU with IIT-Jodhpur for training students on cyber security. We are working on adding value to the courses with the demand from industries. Candidates with knowledge on cyber security and technology related courses are in demand and this will help in bridging the skill gap.The short-term course will be divided into four modules where experts cover different subjects like safety from malware software attack, safety features in funding system software and sessions on forgetting passwords among other topics.The states State Skill Development and Employment Generation Board is exploring options to collaborate with corporates and technology firms to upskill students of ITIs.Agrawal said, We are working on various options and with companies, industries and institutes to upskill candidates and bridge the skill gap. Industries are looking for skilled candidates with knowledge of the latest technology tools and courses.We also published the following articles recentlyIIT-Jodhpur creates wound healing antimicrobial agentResearchers at IIT-Jodhpur have developed an antimicrobial agent from snake venom that can kill various types of bacteria. The agent, called a peptide, is non-toxic and has a low chance of generating resistance. It can be used for wound healing, disinfection, and preventing post-surgical infections. Antimicrobial peptides are seen as promising alternatives to traditional antibiotics in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. The researchers aim to implement the peptide in ointments, injectables, and aerosolized formulations for various applications. Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern due to the misuse and overuse of antibiotics.UPSRTC staff to get training on cyber securityThe UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) is organizing a two-day training on cyber security to protect its ticketing system from hackers and cyber fraudsters. The training will be conducted in hybrid mode, combining online and offline sessions. The training aims to equip employees with skills in retrieving data, preventing cyber hacks, and dealing with data theft. This comes after the UPSRTC e-ticketing system was hacked in April, resulting in customer data being stolen. The training will also cover IT infrastructure applications related to e-ticketing systems and online portals.Up-skilling artisans would make them financially self-reliantUnion Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virendra Kumar, launched the PM Vishwakarma Scheme in Indore, stating that upskilling craftsmen and artisans will increase their income and make them financially independent. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance and training to artisans and craftsmen, recognizing their contribution to the Indian economy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had previously launched the scheme on September 17, with the goal of improving the quality and reach of traditional crafts and integrating them into domestic and global value chains.

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