Infosys to hire 10,000 Americans trained by Purdue University over next two years

The partnership between Infosys and Purdue university also envisages learning opportunities via online courses.

Purdue University in Indiana state of the US will train about 10,000 Americans whom Indian software major Infosys Ltd would hire over the next two years, said the university on 16 August.



"We are entering a five-year agreement with Infosys on 17 August to provide classes and train 10,000 American youth whom Infosys will hire," said Purdue in a statement from West Lafayette in the US.

About 2,000 of the trained employees will be based in the Indiana state in Midwest.

"Training will be aimed at new employees and conducted on our West Lafayette campus," noted the university.

The partnership between the IT major and the public research university also envisages learning opportunities via online courses for the company's techies working in the US.

"We will conduct joint research and develop course materials for Digital Agriculture, Cyber Security, Bio Pharma Analytics, Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics," added the statement.

This news comes after Infosys co-founder and former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani on 8 August swore by big data, saying it will address issues of economic growth and jobs and help small businesses avail of loans that have eluded them so far.

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