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Software Majors Should Help Check Cyber Crime

“Software majors should come forward and fund educational institutions to take up research to counter cyber crime,” V.B. Coutinho, Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, said here on Wednesday. Speaking at the distinction award ceremony at the People’s Education Society Institute of Technology here, he said: “cyber crime is on the increase and the best way to check it is by companies such as Infosys, Wipro, and TCS coming forward to fund educational institutions to take up R&D work and projects on countering cyber crime.” “The syllabus for technical education must also be prepared in such a way to nurture students to face the challenges posed by cyber crime which will confront them in future,” he said. Top priority of the governments should be on checking cyber crime, he felt. Addressing the award winners, Nagaraj Ijari, Operations Head, Tata Consultancy Services, said that in the past five years, there had been a downturn in the industry and this had even affected the intake (employment). This was a challenge which could be averted if the educational institutions achieved excellence in their respective realms. M.R. Doreswamy, Founder-Secretary, PES Institutions, referring to the confusion on admissions to professional technical colleges in the wake of the Supreme Court judgment, said the managements had decided to accept the Centre’s guidelines. Full Story

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