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Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow

Top IT solutions company Infosys will help in improving the employability of youth in Uttar Pradesh through digital learning process.

On Thursday, the state government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Infosys, whereby the company will offer free online educational modules to increase their employability skills.

The signing ceremony was held virtually between Infosys senior vice president and head, education, training & assessment, Thirumala Arohi and UPDESCO managing director Kumar Vineet.

The UP government has started the process of distributing free smartphone and tablets to the final year higher education students for ushering in digital learning, and spurring self employment and job opportunities.

Now, Bengaluru-based Infosys will offer job oriented courses through Infosys Springboard portal under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) template.

Besides, the company is looking to offer various modules to other educational institutions and universities in the state from the next academic session.

Infosys will offer more than 3,900 courses through the portal in the fields of programming, digital technology, domain strategies, project management, process and life skills etc.

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