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  • Pre-Budget Expectation quotes Mr. Shekar Sanyal, Director and Country Head, the IET.

    Published on January 30, 2017

    “The Union Budget 2016 focused more on skill development and improving our infrastructural capabilities. As India advances on its path to gain technological supremacy, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data will be the key drivers to economic Shekar Sanyal, Directorgrowth. It is now an opportune time to up skill our brain pool with the right skill sets to ensure they are increasingly kept relevant to the growing needs of the industry. The country is now looking towards a more connected tomorrow. With a projection of estimated 20 billion connected devices  by 2020, It is necessary that India channelizes all its resources to ensure we are ready for this rapid technological sprint. The 2017 budget should continue to focus on ‘ease of doing business’ and its thrust on the development of the technological infrastructure.


    Over the past two decades, higher education system has undergone a rapid expansion. The 2017 Budget needs to emphasize on improving the quality of higher education infrastructure and focus on providing more practical learning opportunities to the students in order to make them industry ready. This would help in identifying and bridging the existing skill gap. Thrust on better research facilities will improve advanced research opportunities in India. The Government also needs to roll out initiatives to boost e-learning. With a vision to build a strong engineering ecosystem in India that contributes to the society in resolving critical societal challenges, we are excited to see how the government will lay emphasis on making India an education hub.”


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