HYSEA is a unique regional IT / ITES industry association that is 28 years old and has more than 400 registered members, representing more than 90% of Hyderabad’s IT industry revenue and employee headcount. Over the last 28 years, HYSEA has been able to play the role of a catalyst to effectively to serve the needs of its members. Our members include a judicious mix of Large, Medium and Small, Indian and MNC companies from the Software Services, Consulting, BPO and Product segments.

HYSEA’s role over the year expanded to playing a pivotal role in helping the government formulate appropriate policies and extending help in the creation of simpler and more effective procedures needed for the growth of the industry.


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Project Drona an experiential learning program; aspires to produce best-in-class faculty.

"By mentoring faculty to be industry equipped, empowered, and infused with emerging technology skills & industry-centric approaches "

Faculty in due course teaches the student community to match the skill requirements of the IT industry.


Empower the Faculty in the state of Telangana in teaching Computer Science, IT, and related subjects with the most in-demand modern-day technology needs of the IT industry.


Reach and enrich at least 500+ faculty members across 250+ colleges in the state by July 2023. The program is designed to scale to 4x faculty and 4x colleges as it unfolds.

Program Chair:

Sairam Vedam, Chief Marketing Officer, Cigniti Technologies, HYSEA Managing Committee member

Other Mentors include industry emerging technology & program management practice, experts

What's in it for the Faculty?

  • Get hands-on with what Industry needs
  • Emerging Technology – the hands-on ability to code
  • Business Sense & Customer Centricity
  • Program Management with a focus on Professional Skills Development
  • Exposure to nuances of the IT industry

Emerging Technology Tracks:

The following are the three identified tracks of intervention and enablement that are being offered to the faculty members.

  1. Full stack development – Spring & Angular or Spring & React - 8 weeks
  2. AI & ML - 8 weeks
  3. Digital transformation with at least one industry/vertical use case - 4 weeks

Duration: Min 4 weeks – Max 12 weeks


Faculty in the state of Telangana teaching Computer Science, IT, or related subjects in Engineering, BCA, MCA, B.Sc, and Polytechnic institutions.

What is the program execution plan:

  • Faculty enrolls in a technology track.
  • Learn the concepts in an online mode. A pool of faculty for each track will be available at stipulated hours (schedule will be given to students) for doubt clarification.
  • Applies the concepts in a capstone project.
  • The faculty makes a presentation of the capstone.
  • Mentoring by industry emerging technology practicing experts who evaluate the capstone & offer feedback.


Course Work Certification Eligibility

12 weeks of Course work HYSEA Certified Faculty Member + Faculty Immersive experience in IT Industry

8 weeks of coursework HYSEA Certified Faculty Member "HYSEA Certified Faculty in Full Stack Angular or React or AI&ML or

Digital Transformation

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Launch: 5th Sept, 2

Last date to apply: 15th Sept

Program commencement: 2nd Oct

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