GUWAHATI, July 21 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today inaugurated the new Tata Consultancy Services Learning and Development Centre at the NEDFi House building.
The TCS centre earlier set up at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati in 2008 has so far trained over 1800 candidates.
The new centre, which has made employment offers to over 12,000 engineering students during the last two years, will have training rooms, video conference and meeting rooms, cafeteria and library, besides other state-of-the-art facilities.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the Centre will play an important role in improving the Information Technology sector of the State.
�Assam and for that matter the entire North-east has an attractive pool of talented people and this centre will provide a perfect platform to them.�
�The TCS centre can further help in tapping the natural resources of the State to the optimum level, thereby contributing towards the overall growth of the State,� Gogoi pointed out.
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who was also present on the occasion, said that the TCS centre, apart from being a learning centre, should also become an earning centre.
�Besides, the consultancy will play a pivotal role in making the best use of the natural resources,� Ramesh asserted.
The inaugural function was also attended by S Ramadorai, adviser to the Prime Minister, National Council on Skill Development and vice chairman, TCS and Ranjit Barthakur, investment adviser to the Chief Minister.