From the Desk of the Managing Director
West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited
I take this opportunity to extend my best wishes on taking over the responsibility as Managing Director.
The past few years have witnessed acknowledgment of the strategic advantages of Bengal, a maturing socio-political attitude & an appreciation of the pioneering efforts by the Government & other key stakeholders to further strengthen Bengal's value proposition & reinforce its position as a destination of corporate choice. With the introduction of the New Information Technology Policy of Government of West Bengal, WBEIDC Limited fast adapted itself to the changing scenario to suit the requirements of the IT and ITeS industries to function as the nodal agency entrusted with the responsibility of bringing West Bengal to the forefront of the knowledge industry in India. Today WBEIDC Limited acts as the single window support centre for all services required by the IT & ITeS investors in the State.
WBEIDC Limited is instrumental in assisting the State Government in nurturing the Electronics & IT industry of the State. In this role WBEIDC Limited is driving a series of concentrated efforts to structurally address the talent concerns of the Electronics & IT/ITeS industry. WBEIDC Limited through its state wide network of 140+ authorised franchised partners is building capacity on IT sector across the state.
Recently Webel Informatics Limited (WIL) got engaged in a remodelling/ rebranding exercise as a result of which it would come up with enhanced course offerings and learning experience for its students. With programs such as Entrepreneurship Development that aims to impart formal entrepreneurship training to 20,000 candidates and promote IT based entrepreneurship in the State, WBEIDC Limited is committed to empower aspirants across the State of West Bengal. By now WIL has already imparted the Entrepreneurship Development Training to around 5000 youths of the state.
WBEIDC Limited has planned and established IT parks in various tier-II & tier-III cities of the State to provide local entrepreneurs access to world class amenities and infrastructure at highly subsidized rates. 16 Nos of new IT parks have been established since 2012, approval for developing 10 more parks has already been sanctioned. Besides, Hardware Park at Sonarpur is ready for allotment and one more at Kalyani is upcoming. Electronic Parks in Falta and Naihati are ready for companies to start operations and online allotment of land has already been started with first cum first serve basis.
To promote emerging technologies and create awareness, WBEIDC Limited had conducted eight knowledge workshops in last year where more than 6000 delegates comprising professionals, academicians & students had attended. More than 100 numbers of eminent National & International speakers from reputed organizations, research Institutes and reputed technical educational Institutions have deliberated in these Knowledge Workshops.
WBEIDC Limited has implemented a number of remarkable IT projects which deliver value to citizens. To name a few, Matir Katha, ICT Implementation in Schools, Blockchain based application on Electronic Human Records, Blockchain based application for donation management through crowd funding, Data Analytics on Road Accident Data for understanding the pattern & trends of accident, IoT based application on Real Time Data Acquisition and Handling of Analyser data through IT System etc.
Work is in progress for setting up of Center of Excellence (CoE) on emerging technology by collaboration with organisations of global repute. This CoE will not only impart training to aspirant youths also support and provide mentorship to MSME Sectors.
Technology in IT is changing at a faster rate and our endeavour would always remain focused on adaption of upcoming new cutting edge technology to remain as one of the leading organization in India in IT, ITeS and ESDM sectors.
With Best Wishes,
WEST BENGAL ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED