IBM, BITES launches project INVITE
IBM India and BITES has launched 'Project INVITE', an initiative aimed at fuelling growth of IT at grassroot level.india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 19:41 IST
IBM India and the Board for IT Education (BITES) on Tuesday launched 'Project INVITE', an initiative aimed at fuelling growth of IT at grassroot level.
The project INVITE (Initiative to Nurture a Vibrant IT Ecosystem) aims at significantly contributing to capacity building efforts in Karnataka by enhancing the local talent pool and leveraging the ecosystem to fuel the growth of IT at the grassroot level, a release said.
The department of IT, Biotechnology and Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka are among those who will participate in the project.
The project complements the IBM academic initiative programme to help universities train students on open source, open standards based technologies and IBM technologies for a more competitive workforce.
The major objectives of the project are building a repository of e-governance prototype and make it freely available to government agencies, solution providers and academia, it said.
It also aims at involving students and faculty for creating proto-type solutions for local e-governance needs at various levels, including creating agriculture market yard management system, school administrative software and online pathology reports for the state health department.
"Through INVITE, students would be empowered to implement IT solutions at the grassroot level and also impart training to stakeholders, fulfulling the true objective of e-governance", according to Shankarallinge Gowda, Secretary to government, Department of IT, Biotechnology and Science and Technology, government of India.