CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA
Signing Ceremony of Addendum to the Agreement signed between Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of the Republic of India and DepartmentHigher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
An agreement was signed between CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of the Republic of India and DTPC (Department of Technology Promotion and Coordination), Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on 6th August, 2015 for project titled ‘Setting up of a Sustainable IT Infrastructure for Advanced IT Training using conventional, Virtual classroom and e-Learning Technologies in CLMV/ ASEAN’. An Addendum to this Agreement for extending the validi
ty by two years or till the completion of the project, whichever is later, has been signed this afternoon by Mr. Abhinav Dixit, Joint Director on behalf of CDAC, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of the Republic of India and Dr. Than NaingSoe, Principal, University of Computer Studies, Myitkyina, on behalf of Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmarin the presence of Mr. Nandan Singh Bhaisora, Consul General of India, Mandalay, Myanmar.Since there have been changes in the Department and the Ministry of the Implementing Agency in Myanmar, when the Agreement was signed in 2015, accordingly, the Addendum to the Agreement has been signed with the present Department and Ministry.
Under this Agreement, state of the art ICT Centre in Myanmar and an Information Technology Resource cum study Centre in India to facilitate conduction of training to teachers and students from Myanmar in the advance areas of IT will be setup. Also an e-content development lab at CDAC, India for delivering courses in the areas of ICT will be setup. Advanced IT courseware & reference Books for participants from Myanmar will be provided. CDAC’s e-Learning& LMS framework at ICT Centre in Myanmar will be deployed. e-Learning content for 28 courses in various niche areas of IT will be developed. Advanced IT training to Master Trainers/ Teachers and students from Myanmar along with 5 (five) seminars in India will be conducted. 2 (two) CDAC experts will be deputed in Myanmar for a period of six months for centre coordination & course delivery. The IT Centre in Myanmar will be accredited as Authorized Training Centre (ATC) of CDAC to follow the best practices and running CDAC courses. At the end of the course joint certificate between CDAC & University of Computer Studies (Myitkyina) will be awarded to the successful participants.
At the end of the project, Myanmar will have an ICT Centre imparting quality ICT training as per the framework & standards of CDAC’s Advanced Computing Training Schools (ACTS) for skill up-gradation, capacity building for local industries & removing digital divide. The ICT Centre will become a nodal point in Myanmar for rapid application of IT Training activities through distance learning mode. The skilled resources developed can be leveraged by companies trying to expand their business globally. The ICT Centres setup in Myanmar will become self-sustainable by the end of the project duration and the resource Centre in India will be single nodal point for handholding.