NASSCOM, SNDT University, collaborate to enhance employability skills of undergrads

The IT-ITeS sector skills council at NASSCOM has collaborated with Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University to enhance the employability of undergrads

Sonal Desai
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MUMBAI, INDIA: The IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM) has signed a MoU with Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University to launch the Global Business for Foundation Skills (GBFS) and Foundation Skills in IT (FSIT) program courseware.


Developed by SSC NASSCOM, the course will be offered to undergraduate students as an add-on course to enhance their employability skills.

Under this MoU, SSC NASSCOM will also provide guidelines such as faculty selection, student selection, infrastructure for training and evaluation etc.

The Indian IT–BPM industry currently employs about 3.1 million people directly and offers about 9 million people indirect employment opportunities.


As per NASSCOM’s research report Perspective 2020, this industry has a potential to create about 30 million employment opportunities (direct and indirect) by 2020.

Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, SSC NASSCOM & Vice President, NASSCOM, said, “The collaboration will help SNDT to prepare its students to be industry-ready. The IT-BPM industry has a great need for students with the right knowledge, aptitude and skills to meet the challenges of this very dynamic industry.”

Vasudha Kamat, Vice Chancellor, SNDT, said, “There is a need to orient/ train students especially women in the 21st century skills. The university will be introducing these skill based courses under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) (technology/non-technology) from the next semester in January 2016.”

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