Mumbai, India: Rolta has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as the Resource Partner, for providing Geospatial Technology Vocation Course, for XI & XII standard students.
Under this MOU Rolta will provide technical assistance, develop and create the curriculum and also impart advanced training to CBSE teachers across the country. As part of the curriculum for Standards XI and XII, Rolta will provide Rolta Geomatica. By undergoing the vocational course on Geospatial technologies and especially using a product that is in use by thousands of professionals in over 135 countries around the world, Indian students will be able to acquire better understanding of the practical aspect of Geospatial Technologies, while teaching them real-life applications for overcoming real-world challenges.
Potentially there are about 11,000 CBSE schools who may want to introduce this course and Rolta has committed 11,000 software licenses of Rolta Geomatica. This is a potential donation of INR 1.65 billion at current license costs and Rolta will work together with CBSE to provide this at almost no cost.
Today, India needs a large number of professionals who are adept at understanding and harnessing Geospatial Technology for successfully designing and implementing nation building programmes. This new Vocational Training course in Geospatial Technology is an initiative of the Human Resource Development ministry under the leadership of Minister Kapil Sibal and the Government of India as a part of its vision for education sector and to provide employment for a large number of youth in the country.
K.K. Singh, Chairman and CEO of Rolta Group of Industries said, “By being an integral part of Geospatial Technology Vocational training for CBSE, I am certain that Rolta Geomatica platform will empower students to learn various aspects of Geospatial Technology. I am sure this initiative will go a long way in building up a critical mass that is required for the nation, enabling the country to rise up above the rest.”