Huawei India partners with academia to promote ICT education

02 February 2017

Huawei Technologies India CEO William Zhao (right) says a large base of highly skilled youth can “galvanise” society’s advancement. Also pictured is IIIT-B founder and director, Professor S. Sadagopan.

Huawei Technologies India CEO William Zhao (right) says a large base of highly skilled youth can “galvanise” society’s advancement. Also pictured is IIIT-B founder and director, Professor S. Sadagopan.

Huawei Technologies India will provide scholarships to 80 students as part of its programme to contribute to the development of ICT skills in the country.

The company has entered into MoU with eight leading engineering universities and colleges.

They include: the M S Ramaiah Insitute of Technology; Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering; International Institute of IT – Bangalore (IIIT-B); University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering; Bhusanayana Mukundadas Sreenivasaiah College of Engineering; National Institute of Technology Karnataka; PES University; and CMR Institute of Technology.

Huawei says its ‘Excellence Scholarships’ will be awarded to “meritorious and deserving” students.

Each will receive around INR50,000 (USD763) to cover the annual cost of college fees.  

William Zhao, CEO of Huawei Technologies India, says ICT skills is one of the keys to the spread of new technologies and narrowing gaps in societies and regions.

He says: “We believe that a large base of highly skilled youth can galvanise the advancement of industry and society.

"Our partnership with Indian universities will enable students to excel in ICT knowledge and skills, paving the way for an enriching career and their contribution to the industry and society."

Zhao adds that Huawei has always supported ICT education in countries where it operates.

India hosts its largest overseas R&D centre which was established in Bengaluru in 1999.

Huawei says the facility develops telecoms products and components such as VAS, BSS, OSS, e-commerce, terminal device software, as well as software for Big Data, cloud, NFV, SDN, IoT and storage.