~ 500 SSLC Toppers from Government Schools to Undertake Week Long
Residential Training at Infosys Campus ~

Bengaluru 5th June 2019: The fourth edition of ‘Chetana’, the girl empowerment skilling programme, which was launched by the Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka in 2016, was inaugurated on 5thJune 2019, at the Infosys Campus,Mangalore. Through this program, the Government of Karnataka’s Department of IT, BT and S&T equips SSLC Toppers from Government High Schools across Karnataka with awareness, orientation and exposure to Technology and Entrepreneurship. Every year, 500 SSLC toppers from across the State are selected for a week long residential camp in Infosys Campus to empower them with soft skills, technology interface and overall personality development. Experts from across industry and technology verticals train these girls in various aspects of career counseling and technology. The ‘Chetana’ initiative is driven by the Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) in association with Samsung and Infosys.

Speaking about the Chetana Orientation Camp, Shri. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka said, “This initiative is part of the Government of Karnataka to empower women and tap into young minds. The idea is to instill in them the confidence and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the State. Once the students complete this camp, they will be titled Chetana Scholars”

Various activities are planned during the course of this camp like training sessions to use the tab, exposure to state-of-the-art facility at Infosys and other industry campuses in Mangaluru. Actvities include team building exercises,design thinking workshops, interaction session with leaders from various domains like science, technology, arts, medicine, etc.