25 July 2016, Hyderabad : The MOU signed between Samsung and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) in 2015 has entered into a new phase with the plan to set up Samsung Tizen Academy in Telangana.
The MOU was followed by by offering Engineering Graduates a skill development course based on Tizen OS platform. So far, over 500 youth and 75 faculty across Telangana have undergone the skilling programme. 90+ apps were created and uploaded on the Tizen Store by the students of which 13 apps were shortlisted by Samsung Research Institute – Bangalore for a final round of presentation today at the TASK office. These students made a presentation of their apps to a panel of members from Samsung, T-Hub and TASK. After the presentations were made, Top 3 apps were shortlisted and students who created these apps were identified for further mentoring at THub.
Speaking on the occasion Minister for IT, Shri KT Rama Rao interacted with the students and was appreciative of their ideas and quality of interactions especially from those who were from districts. He acknowledged the efforts of the master trainers from TASK and the synergy between Samsung and TASK in rolling out this skill pilot. He reiterated the Government’s commitment for enhancing skilling through TASK
During this event Secretary IT&EC, Shri Jayesh Ranjan IAS presented mementos to the principals/faculty of the colleges that supported this skilling pilot in their districts. SAMSUNG Mobile Phones were also handed over to Master Trainers from TASK and the shortlisted students who made their presentations today.
Apps developed were on diverse topics that included religion, beauty, public services etc. To list a few there was one titled Target MBA – that provided info about the course curriculum, list of colleges etc. Another one was named Girlish that provided a one stop shop on beauty options for women and others around Quran and Bhagwat Gita.
Speaking on the occasion CEO, TASK, Mr. Sujiv Nair shared that it’s a proud moment for us as these apps were developed by students from Medak, Khammam, Nizamabad and Ranga Reddy Districts which is a testimony of the talent potential available in Telangana.
Mr. Deepak – Vice President from Samsung shared that they are delighted with the success of the first TIZEN skilling pilot in India and want to continue these efforts for the coming year and would be keen for setting up a Tizen Academy and also create a steady supply of talent from TASK to THUB to enhance innovation ecosystem.