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Innovative Technological Ideas Essential for Societal Reconstruction,Says Minister Dr. R. Bindu

The ICT Academy of Kerala plays a significant role in shaping Kerala into a modern, technologically and knowledge-driven society. 

Thiruvananthapuram [ Kerala]: Minister for Higher Education Dr. R. Bindu emphasized the necessity of leveraging innovative ideas in IT, artificial intelligence, and robotics for societal reconstruction. She asserted that embracing these technologies is crucial for societal progress while inaugurating the 10th anniversary celebrations of the ICT Academy of Kerala (ICTAK) at C-DAK Amphitheatre, Technopark. The academy functions in the Technopark with the cooperation of the Government of Kerala.

Dr. Bindu highlighted the significant role of ICTAK in transforming Kerala into a knowledge society over the past decade. ICTAK’s contributions have been pivotal in addressing unemployment among educated youths and bridging the skill gap between the education system and the industry. She mentioned that skill development programs would become integral to the four-year degree courses in Kerala’s higher education system. The creation of an innovative start-up ecosystem in educational institutions is a priority, with the government committed to offering skill development programs across various platforms.

“The government is dedicated to providing technological knowledge to students, especially with the rise in knowledge-based jobs driven by AI. The new generation must be well-equipped to face the evolving job market with confidence,” Dr. Bindu stated.

During the function, a message from Chief Minister Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan congratulated ICTAK on its 10th anniversary. He noted that Kerala has become a preferred state for skilled youths sought by major companies, thanks to ICTAK’s efforts. And the founding Chairman, Mr. S.D. Shibulal, expressed in his video message that ICTAK has successfully revitalized many challenges over the past ten years and looks forward to achieving even more in the future.

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