In April, an IT road show was organised by Milind Prabhu, CEO of Genora Pvt Ltd. Prajyot Mainker, CEO of Androcid Media Pvt Ltd, Jonathan Pereira, head of Google Developers Group, Luke Sequeira, CEO of Deeper and co-founder of Startup Goa, Caslino Pereira, CEO of Sandbox Infotech and co-founder of Startup Goa along with the director of GITIC held the Roadshow.This initiative was focused to bring the Goan IT Industry to institutions so that graduates of tomorrow can prepare for what is relevant today. The participants were also made aware of new technologies, relevant jobs in the field, and the Goan IT industry at large. Over 450 students were covered from GEC – Farmagudi, NIT – Farmagudi, SRIEIT – Shiroda, Don Bosco, Fatorda and Goa University.
Students were informed about entrepreneurship, skill sets required, mentoring organisations like GEMS, institutions for support like DITC, GCCI, GSIA, MSME and funding agencies like EDC and other available schemes if they wished to take on entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs shared their stories and the path and qualities that lead them success. This programme was highly appreciated by institutions and students alike.
The next edition for GITIC’s IT road show will be held in June where over 30 entrepreneurs will converge and have interactive sessions with students, showcase their companies and spread awareness about the IT industry in Goa.
For more details visit www.gitic.in, write firstname.lastname@example.org visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Goa.IT.Innovation.Centre.
Q: I have a manufacturing unit that makes components for various corporates in Goa. I want to apply for ISO Certification. Is there any government help available under any scheme?
That’s great news! Yes of course, you can get help from the government. You can apply for reimbursement under the Scheme for Quality Management 9001 and Environment Management 14001 respectively. It will have to be with the EM Number in place of Permanent Registration Number – which can be obtained from DIC as per the MSMED Act, 2006. Applications received without the EM Number will be rejected and returned to the applicants. The applicants are required to submit applications only with the Director of MSME-DI formerly known as SISI in the area where the units are located. The reimbursement will be processed as per the latest step of de-centralization. Applications will not be received in the office of DC(MSME) formerly known as DC(SSI).
Applicants are required to enclose the Invoice for payments made by them to the certifying bodies, consultants and other expenses also with other annexure. Those applicants who have not so far submitted and whose cases are pending with the office of DC(MSME) formerly known as DC(SSI) for reimbursement are requested to do this if they have not done earlier and without waiting for individual communication. This will speed up the finalization of the cases.
Expenditure for the training will also be reimbursable only if they are by the consultants who are acceptable to this office for consultancy as listed below:
- Consultants or consulting bodies registered with NRBPT
- TQM Division of Textiles Committee
iii. National Productivity Council (NPC)
- Consultancy Development Centre (CDC)
- Small Industries Institute