Students from Manipur should start exploring the potential of the IT sector, instead of considering call centres or BPOs as the only job in the IT sector, additional chief secretary Vumlunmang Vualnam said on Wednesday.
Addressing the “One day awareness programme on Educational Opportunities at III-T, Manipur” which was organised by the Indian Institution of Information Technology (III-T), Manipur at its campus in Mantripukhri, Imphal, he pointed out that the IT sector is where the global wealth and prosperity exists right now and cited top companies of the world like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft which are successful due to the use of advanced IT systems.
Pursuing diploma courses of computer science is good but not good enough to get high profile jobs in the IT sectors, he said, adding the high-profile jobs with benefitting salary can be earned with a B. Tech degree in computer science.
Concerning the present trends of running after government jobs, he said government jobs are not the only option. In fact, there are various options in the private sector which are far better than government jobs, he added.
He said, “Once you step into the world of IT sector with qualification, there is no risk of job security.”
Stating that of the total 234 students admitted at IIIT, Manipur in the last batch, none of them were from Manipur, the additional chief secretary said and apprised the students of the state to take the opportunity of such institute of national importance and try to enrol themselves from the upcoming sessions.
Director of IIT, Manipur, Krishnan Baskar pointed out that 100 per cent of the students who had recently passed out from the IIIT, Manipur got job placements.
He said that students need not worry about money for studying in the IIIT, Manipur as there are certain opportunities given to the students to support the education once they get into the institute by means of scholarships, collateral free loan and others.
Loan payment after completing the course will not be a big deal as a good programmer will earn a minimum salary of Rs. 25 lakhs in upcoming four years, he explained.
During the programme managing director of Globiz Enterprise spoke on the topic “Opportunities for Entrepreneurs”; assistant professor of IIIT, Manipur, Kishorjit Nongmeikapam spoke on the topic “Opportunities and procedure to admit at institute of national importance-IIIT, Manipur” and assistant professor of IIIT, Manipur Nagesh Ch spoke on the topic, “Scholarships and loan facilities to study at IIIT, Manipur.”
The function was also attended by director of IT Nambam Deben and director of Education (S) L Nandakumar as guests of honour.