IT industry body Nasscom will take up the issue of quot;skill gapquot; hampering the growth of the industry in the state with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

quot;On Friday our discussion with chief minister is mainly going to be around skill gap. It is not that we don’t have millions of youth in Gujarat it is the question if do we have the right talentquot; Nasscom Chairman CP Gurnani told reporters here on Thursday.

He was in the city to attend NASSCOM’s two-day executive meeting which will take place on September 30 – October 1.

Gurnani who early in the day visited some prominent institutes in the city including the National Institute of Design and Gujarat Technological University said he is impressed with talent in the institutes but expressed dissatisfaction with the infrastructure and curriculum.

Gurnani who is also MD and CEO of Tech Mahindra expressed surprise that despite entrepreneurial spirit inherent in the state it has failed on IT front and did not emerge as a strong outsourcing destination.

quot;Clearly Gujarat never became the outsourcing destination. There are forty seven companies in the state but none of them is actually of the scale that you could say that companies like HCL no large companies are headquartered herequot; he added.

quot;If government becomes a sponsor we have a huge way forward particularly by leveraging the startup and entrepreneurial spirit that actually flow in Gujaratquot; he said.