News : ITeS Habitat on Expansion Mode
Kochi, July 14, 2014 -- In a move to promote startups in IT and ITeS sectors, the ITeS Habitat at Jawahar Lal Nehru International Stadium, Kaloor, is getting converted into a Smart Biz Centre-cum-Technology Business Incubation venue.
The ITeS Habitat Centre, which is a project under the Kerala State IT Mission, has also taken up more space in the stadium to cater to the needs of more companies. Currently it has a built up space of 15000 sq ft, which has been increased to 25,000 sq ft.
Hrishikesh Nair, chief executive officer of Infopark, who is currently in-charge of the ITeS Habitat, said increased space would allow the ITeS Habitat to accommodate more firms, besides incubating more start-ups.
The ITeS Habitat is India’s first exclusive ITeS training centre and has acted as training and facilitation centre for IT/ITeS industry. The Habitat has conducted various training programmes for students in spoken English, Business English Certification and Call Centre aimed to enhance the communication skills required for IT/ITeS industry.
In addition to regular training programmes, the centre has also conducted a one-month training programme for a team of eight students from South Korea.
Officials said the increased space at ITeS Habitat would help the IT Mission to attract more firms. At present, the Habitat Centre incorporates facilities for ITeS units to demonstrate BPO and Call Centre operations. The centre offers support facilities for IT/ITeS companies in the budding stage, by providing facilities at par with industry standards at affordable cost.
In addition to providing training for ITeS sector, the Habitat Centre incorporates facilities for pioneering ITeS units to demonstrate BPO and Call Centre operations.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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