Tirunelveli: The Software Technology Park of India (STPI), a central government establishment under the union ministry of electronics and information technology, is to set up 28 more centres of excellence all through the country by collaborative means, said the director general of STPI, Omkar Rai.
Addressing students and industry people through video conferencing mode during the handing over of 3.5 acres to set up a STPI-IT incubation centre within the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) campus on Thursday, the STPI director general said that the Software Technology Park of India, apart from serving the IT industry, has shifted its focus on accelerating and creating new IT industries by involving educational institutions like MSU, so as to motivate students to become better entrepreneurs.
He said that the STPI-IT incubation centre that is to be set up at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli within the next academic year would be of great help to cater to the entrepreneurial need of students and youth of this region. He added that STPI has been working to create 28 more centres of excellence to develop the entrepreneurial opportunity of the talent pool in the country. Sanjai Tiyagi, senior director of STPI, Chennai, received the documents for transfer of the land required to set up the incubation centre from the Vice-Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Dr Krishnan Baskar, and said that the STPI incubation centre at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University would have all ingredients for the IT industry to set up their shops. Dr Krishnan Baskar, vice-chancellor of MSU, assured of every possible support to establish and for the early operation of the STPI incubation centre within the university campus. The MoU to set up the incubation centre between the STPI and the MSU was signed in 2014.