Keonics to upgrade cyber lab

To set up new lab in association with Japan's NEC in B' luru as well

Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (Keonics) Chairman U B Venkatesh has said Keonics, in association with NEC of Japan, will upgrade cyber lab in Mangaluru and will set up a new lab at Bengaluru shortly.

Briefing reporters, on Monday, he said the MoU is likely to be signed in June in this regard. “We are working out the modalities on how to upgrade and link Mangaluru centre with Bengaluru and what kind of training to be initiated. The legal papers for the MoU is being prepared.”

The state-owned Keonics, which comes under IT/BT Department, is the technical nodal agency for the project. NEC was selected as partner for the project considering the company’s expertise in cyber security and its technology is providing human resource for setting up Interpol’s digital crime centre at Singapore and other parts of the world.

On the other hand, the Keonics is also planning to enter into a tie up with HP in training youth from rural areas who fails to get selected in campus interviews conducted at various places. To begin with a centre would be set up in Bengaluru.

The HP will in association with Keonics will impart training to the youth in vocabulary, writing skills and help in upgrading their skills , so that they could be immediately absorbed by the firms. The duration of such trainings will be six to 12 weeks. The modalities will be worked out and will be finalised within three months, he explained.

IT park in Mangaluru
Keonics Chairman said that the Keonics is planning to set up an IT park in Mangaluru on its 3.5 acre land at Kuntikana. The Keonics owned five acre land, of which, 1.5 acre was given to STPI.

“Though Mangaluru is a developed city, IT parks should have come long back. We will hold talks with the locals on the requirement and then proceed further by holding talks with the firms,” he added.

The Keonics already has IT parks in Shivamogga and Kalaburgi.
“We had identified 20 firms across India, of which, seven have been shortlisted for entering into a collaboration to increase the activities of Keonics. A final decision on the same will be taken up in a meeting scheduled to be held at Bengaluru on May 28,” he added.
The Keonics in Karnataka has 310 training centres.

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