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NEW DELHI : The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has partnered with NASSCOM to create an online platform to upskill IT professionals to increase their employability.

“The government will release 436 crore for this purpose. The government along with NASSCOM will develop a programme for training 4 lakh professionals in higher digital skilling over the next 3 years," IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on Wednesday.

The idea behind the exercise is to train existing IT professionals in 10 emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cyber security, Internet of Things, among others.

The programme is called Future Skills PRIME (Programme for Reskilling Upskilling of IT Manpower for Employability). The training modules of top IT companies will be available on the platform.

Courses will be available starting 6000. NASSCOM will provide a certificate to those who complete the course.

“The portal will also provide a diagnostic for learner’s preference and through the programme we aim to create India Digital Talent Stack," Prasad said.

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