Publsihed: Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 04:00 PM

Founder's Day Celebrations & 34th T. A. Pai Memorial Lecture

Shri Srivatsa Krishna, Principal Secretary, Government of Karnataka and Chairman- Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) Bengaluru, delivered the 34th   T. A. Pai Memorial Lecture on the occasion of Founder’s Day of TAPMI, on the theme “Road to Digital India: Begins from Bangalore”, at the Syndicate Hall in Manipal on Tuesday.


Shri Krishna, while reiterating the journey of the IT world, opined that by 2020, Bangalore will be the largest IT cluster of the world by over taking the Silicon Valley. It is the IT Capital, also known as the crown jewel of India. Today, we export $108 billion out of the $150 billion market of the world. Shri Srivatsa Krishna, enlightened the audience about the practice of the government trading land with the foreign companies in exchange for the promise of employment in India.

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While considering Bangalore as the road to digital India, he gives various instances to prove his point. Karnataka is the pioneer of e-governance in the country, with the launch of Mobile- One. The inauguration of India Media and Entertainment City as well as the Science Gallery will make Bangalore the entertainment city.  According to NASSCOM, it is the 4th largest start-up eco-system in the world and has the only start up warehouse in India.

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Dr. Gururaj Kidiyoor, Director of TAPMI, and Dr. H. S. Ballal, Vice- Chancellor of Manipal University, were also present on the occasion.

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