Mon, 23 Sep 2002 08:29:39 +0530 (IST)
On Sat, 21 Sep 2002, H.S.Rai wrote:
> A number of companies (like NIIT and many more) who has very good
> network through out India and they have even reached to small towns.
> Though some time such companies exploit innocent students, but they
> can reach wide audience and with their advertising and marketing skill
> they can mass produce (quality, no comment) human resources trained in
> any software related field (for example in past they did for Java,
> C++, Oracle etc).
niit will train students in TeX if they perceive a big enough demand for
TeX trained people. most demand in india is coming from publishers/vendors
to publishers. this group seems to prefer training their TeX staff in
house. so we miss out on a spillover effect outside these companies into
the general pool. it is here that some facilitation or sponsorship is
required. the fact that kerala govt is sponsoring TeX related effort is
very promising indeed. perhaps other state govts or their agencies can
also be pursuaded along similar lines. or perhaps the ministry of I.T. at
the centre can give a grant to tugindia for starting TeX training efforts.
> Other possibility may be to involve other societies (like I can give
> examples from engineering and technical education field. These may be
> Indian society for technical education, Institution of Engineers) from
> different areas which have already offices and man-power state wise
> (in the form of state chapters and student chapters) and they have
> fund for seminars and conferences.
yes tieing up with ieee or similar outfits would be quite beneficial if