Rathinam Institute of Management (RIM), Rathinam College of Arts and Science, will conduct a detailed research study on the latest development in the Information Technology industry in Coimbatore.
Funded by the Rathinam Techzone, the study will involve the changing face of Coimbatore from a textile city into a Silicon Valley model, according to a college release.
Headed by David Soundarrajan, Director of RIM, the team will consist of faculty members and final year MBA students from the institute. The study will cover the special economic zones, IT parks, Government policies, IT education, and the IT-trained human resources in the district.
Respondents will include heads and chief executive officers of the IT and ITES industries, Government officials, policy makers, business house heads, heads of educational institutions, consultancy services, students, and non-Governmental organisations.
The time for the study will be three months and the findings will be sent to the Central and State ministries, policy makers and the public in Coimbatore.
A report of the findings will also be submitted to the Planning Commission, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, and Information Technology Minister.