Restarting of Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme
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From May 2022, High Commission of India in Guyana has re-started accepting applications for on-site training in India, under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme after a stoppage due to Covid-19 pandemic. 

ITEC is Government of India’s flagship program instituted on 15th September 1964. It is aimed at sharing India’s own development experiences with fellow developing countries on the basis of partnership and cooperation for mutual benefit. So far more than 200,000 alumni across the world and over 650 Guyanese have undergone training under this Programme. ITEC is for enhancing skills and capacity building for Guyanese and for deputation of ITEC experts and technical assistance in various sectors. 

On 12th May,2022 the first batch of five officers from Guyana Police Force under ITEC 2022 have left for training at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) for a 4-week training course in specialized training programme in Cyber SECURITY & MALWARE ANALYTICS, REVERSE ENGINEERING from 16 May 2022 to 10 June 2022 to improve the capabilities of Guyana Police Force to fight cybercrime. The team comprises of 5 Guyana Police Force Officers and marks the beginning of training of Guyana Police Force Officers in India under ITEC.

Established in 1988, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a premier R&D organization of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas. C-DAC has today emerged as a premier third-party R&D organization in IT&E (Information Technologies and Electronics) in the country working on strengthening national technological capabilities in the context of global developments in the field and responding to change in the market need in selected foundation areas. As an institution for high-end Research and Development (R&D), C-DAC has been at the forefront of the Information Technology (IT) revolution, constantly building capacities in emerging/enabling technologies and innovating and leveraging its expertise, caliber, skill sets to develop and deploy IT products and solutions for different sectors of the economy. C-DAC was also instrumental in establishing the Center for Excellence in IT for Government of Guyana located at the University of Guyana premises at a cost of about US$ 2 million to train Guyanese Nationals.                                                                                        

It may be recalled here that the Guyana Defense Forces are currently sending their officers to India for various training courses. 19 training slots for the year 2021-22 were allotted, out of which 3 officers from Guyana Defense forces are currently in India to complete their courses while 10 officers have returned to Guyana after completing their courses with the Indian Armed Forces. In continuation of this partnership with Guyana, Government of India has further allocated 28 slots for Guyana’s Army wing & 10 slots for Coast Guard of Guyana Defense Forces for the year 2022-23.  India and Guyana continue to collaborate on the cultural and educational fronts with over 50 ITEC scholarships; 9 ICCR Commonwealth scholarships for Under-Graduate/Post-Graduate and Phd. courses in India; 5 scholarships for learning Indian Culture, Dance & Music etc. along with upcoming “Know India Programme” scholarships for Guyanese youth and Elderly.  All these scholarships are completely funded by the Government of India. Over 4650 Guyanese are studying currently in Indian Universities like Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) and Jain University under the Government of Guyana funded GOAL Scholarship scheme.

 12th May 2022 


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