CSC e-Governance Services India and IT giant Infosys have collaborated to impart digital skills to six crore students of the age of 10 to 22 years, mostly in rural areas of the country.
Common Services centres CSCs an SPV under the Ministry of Electronics and IT have partnered with leading IT firm Infosys to empower students in the age group of 10 to 22 years with digital skills through Infosys Springboard, a digital platform that helps reskilling and improves employability, according to a statement.
Through this engagement, CSC and Infosys will work together to upskill students and learners from underprivileged communities in rural and semi-urban areas of India and to develop vocational and professional skills.
CSC e-Governance Services India Managing Director Dinesh K Tyagi said that the foundation of CSC is based on education. According to Infosys Springboard, six crore rural citizens are being trained in digital skills under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan PMGDISHA He added that it will help bridge the digital divide and add value to its goal of inclusive education through CSCs. Amid an increasing need for skill enhancement of students to boost market readiness and employability in a digital era, Infosys and CSC will work together to bridge the digital divide, particularly in rural and semi-urban areas through high-quality learning programmes, according to Tyagi.
The future of a truly digital India depends on the digital literacy of today's younger generation, according to Thirumala Arohi, senior vice-president and head education, training and assessment at Infosys. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to join CSC and contribute to the development of a digital economy. Arohi said that equitable access to educational resources and technology adoption at the grassroots is essential, not only to equip young Indians to be future-ready, but also to foster long-term social and economic prosperity. Arohi said that they believe that collaboration with CSC will help provide meaningful opportunities for millions of learners from underserved communities across the country.
Infosys Springboard is a next-gen learning solution that aims to increase digital literacy of students and support life skills with the help of Infosys Wingspan.