Myanmar, India to found IT institute

Photo shows International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B), India.
Photo shows International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B), India.

Yangon, 22 March — The International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B) is collaborating with its counterpart in Mandalay, ancient capital of Myanmar, to build information technology institute in the Southeast Asian country, according to an Indian diplomat.
“We are setting up Mandalay Institute of Information Technology which is the centre of excellence for IT modelled on IIIT-B and being implemented by IIIT-B,” Indian ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya said on the sidelines of an event organized by CII.
IIIT-B is in Electronics City, which is one of India’s largest industrial parks and which houses major electronics and IT corporations.
For next step, the entrepreneurship development institute in Yangon is also in the process of tying-up with Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-Lucknow).
Myanmar was also sending its people for training at the Institute of Management Training, Bangalore.
Bangalore based- watchmaker HMT Limited has built two industrial training centres in Myanmar aimed to skill up that nation’s workforce.
Mukhopadhaya also said, “We have set up an entrepreneurship development institute in Yangon which we are now trying to tie-up with IIM-Lucknow. We have also established two industrial training centres that have been set-up by HMT.”
India has provided supports to English language department in Yangon University and a language laboratory for Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enable its officials to learn foreign languages.
Indian ambassador also said that Calcutta University has also tied-up with Dagon University, one of the largest universities in Myanmar which has two IT institutes, one each in Mandalay and Yangon and another one is coming up shortly. “
Indian investments in Myanmar for capacity building have scaled up to the tune of $250 million. GNLM

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