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Advanced IT Skill Training Program


The spread of information and communication technologies in every industry is changing the skills needed by workers. This shift in skills is creating more job options but also making it harder for disadvantaged groups. Nowadays, having basic ICT skills is crucial for those starting their careers or looking for better jobs. Companies see a workforce with ICT skills as an asset that boosts economic growth, enhances competitiveness, and increases business productivity.

To create an employable talent pool and generate more employment in India's tier 2, tier 3 and rural regions, ICT Academy, in association with Mphasis, organises the Advanced IT Skill Training Program. This program aims to train underprivileged students from engineering, arts, and science institutions in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on IT skills by establishing a Centre of Excellence. ICT Academy will facilitate placements for the certified beneficiaries after the completion of the program, thereby creating more employment for underprivileged students.

Advanced IT Skill Training Program

Who can enroll?

Final-year students from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka engineering, arts & science colleges.

Advanced IT Skill Training Program



130 hours of advanced training in IT skills and soft skills


Training 2 faculty per institution to be mentors


Hands-on instructor-led training


Joint certification by ICT Academy & Mphasis


Placement Facilitation

Advanced IT Skill Training Program

Activities of COE

Empowering students in technology

50 students per institution will be trained in a specific advanced technology course

Creating Faculty Mentors

Two faculty members per institution will be trained in the advanced technology and recognized as mentors for the students.

Expert volunteering and mentoring sessions

To inspire and guide students on how to navigate the job market Subject Matter Experts and Leaders from Mphasis will take part in volunteering sessions thereby mentoring students.

Assessment and Certification

An online assessment will be conducted, and students will be awarded joint certification by Mphasis & ICT Academy.

Placement Facilitation

Exclusive placement drives for the certified students.

Advanced IT Skill Training Program



Java Backend Developer


Data Analytics


Cloud Practitioner


Artificial Intelligence

Advanced IT Skill Training Program

Selection Criteria

Final-year engineering, arts & science students especially women from underprivileged communities with any one criterion mentioned below

    Students with a family income of less than INR 3.5 lakhs per annum
  • Students with single parents
  • Students supported by a guardian
  • Physically challenged students
  • First-generation graduates

About Mphasis F1 Foundation

Mphasis F1 Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a charter to support innovative programs that work towards the inclusive development of society.

As front-runners in technology-led solutions, Mphasis' corporate social responsibility (CSR) works for socially excluded and economically disadvantaged groups through disruptive and tech-based solutions in the areas of education (improving learning outcomes) , livelihood (improving employability and income generation), inclusion (empowering people belonging to the target group) and sustainability (engineering climate sustainability).

Mphasis CSR programs expand across its geographies of operation as well as disaster affected regions in India.

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About ICT Academy

ICT Academy is an initiative of the Government of India in collaboration with the state Governments and Industries. ICT Academy is a not-for-profit society, the first of its kind pioneer venture under the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model that endeavours to train higher education teachers and students thereby exercising on developing the next-generation teachers and industry-ready students. Through its various initiatives, ICT Academy has been part of strengthening India's four important visions on Skill India, Digital India, Startup India, and Make in India.

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Advanced IT Skill Training Program

Expression of Interest for Institutional Partnership

Final-year students of engineering, arts & science colleges located in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka can partner in this initiative. This initiative will benefit 50 deserving students from each college. This program will be a fully sponsored program, implemented by ICT Academy under the CSR initiative of Mphasis. For enquiries write to

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Tamil Nadu, India