Pune: MIT School of Telecom ( MITSOT) is celebrating the World Telecommunication’s Day on 22 July 2016. The programs to mark this day are in sync with the ITU’s (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva) theme for World Telecom Day 2016. MITSOT will also be instituting “Start up awards” this year” to encourage students who are aspiring to become entrepreneurs. MITSOT will be awarding select few startups this year who have leveraged ICT and made an Impact in their respective domains. These are in the fields of Innovation in IT & Training, Telecom Technology & IOT, Financial Technology in Education, Health Tech etc. This is in in line with the theme “ICT Entrepreneurship for India Impact”. The program would include panel discussion on ‘Indian Start-ups- opportunities and challenges’. This program is open for all and free and can witness the demonstrations and case studies .
Speaking on this occasion Dr Milind Pande , Project Director MITSOT said that every year, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organizes World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) on 17 May with an objective to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.But since most of the students are on vacation in May or in Industry internship programs, we decided to organize this event in July, as this is primarily an event for students of electronics, telecommunications , computer , engineering, management & other related fields and telecom professionals .
He added that since its inception in 2007, MITSOT has been taking forward this vision by celebrating this important initiative and awarding leading ICT players for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields.This year, taking a cue from ITU’s WTISD theme for 2016, MITSOT has formulated the theme for this year’s initiative as“ICT Entrepreneurship for INDIA Impact”. Moreover, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi too had this year, in his Independence Day speech announced the “Start-up India” initiative. This initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for growth of Start-ups. The objective is that India must become a nation of job creators instead of being a nation of job seekers.
The objective is to bring together different stakeholders in the startup ecosystem as well as concerned Industry members on a common platform and also stimulate dialogue for the benefit of the management students from MITSOT & other engineering as well as management colleges from in & around Pune. These students will soon be embarking on their careers in the coming couple of years and some of them will also be aspiring to become future entrepreneurs. This initiative will add immense value to their career outlook & help them plan accordingly.
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