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CSC, Infosys team up to educate 6 crore rural citizens

Through Infosys Springboard, the Common Services Centre (CSC) has partnered with IT services giant Infosys to upskill 6 crores, rural citizens, with digital skills across India.

CSC is a Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). Infosys Springboard is a digital reskilling and employability platform.

“Through this engagement, CSC and Infosys will work together to upskill students and learners from underprivileged communities in rural and semi-urban areas across India and help them develop vocational and professional skills,” CSC and Infosys said in a joint statement.

“We have a mandate of training 6 crores, rural citizens, in digital skills under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA). Infosys Springboard will help us bridge the digital divide and add value to our goal of inclusive education through CSCs,” said Dinesh K. Tyagi, Managing Director, CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd.

In light of the growing need for students to improve their skills to improve their market preparedness and employability in the digital era, Infosys and CSC will collaborate to bridge the digital divide through learning programmes, particularly in rural and semi-urban areas, according to Tyagi.

“We are thrilled to embark on this skilling initiative with CSC and contribute to the development a digital economy… We believe this collaboration with CSC will help us provide meaningful opportunities for millions of learners from underserved communities across the country,” said Thirumala Arohi, Senior Vice President and Head of Education, Training and Assessment, Infosys.

Springboard from Infosys has more than 4,900 courses and 1.6 lakh learning resources. Its goal is to improve students’ digital literacy and help them become proficient in digital technology. Programming challenges, virtually proctored examinations, Infosys certifications, and various social learning tools are all available on the platform.

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