Tim Cook’s ‘sweet’ visit to GNITS

Think differently and understand new ideas, Apple CEO tells students

Updated - September 12, 2016 07:27 pm IST

Published - May 20, 2016 12:00 am IST - HYDERABAD:

It was a sweet moment for the students of G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science for Women (GNITS), set up by the legendary sweetmaker of the city G. Pulla Reddy when the high profile Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the campus on Thursday.

Memorable moments

The towering personality was the cynosure of all eyes as he walked in. He left the budding engineers with memorable moments as they interacted with him and shared anecdotes.

In his brief interaction, he explained the revolution that Apple brought with the smartphone.

He said he would be happy to see some of them as Apple employees, much to their delight.

He said Apple encourages young minds and asked them to think differently and understand new ideas. “Have integrity and communicate effectively,” he advised them. To a question from a student, he said Apple team was working to understand the future generations’ requirements and was willing to work with groups to develop new apps for iOS.

The company chose GNITS as a Centre for Excellence, one of its kind in India and the third in the world where students would be trained in Apple Maps. The Centre has 33 high-end Macs while a 65-inch Apple television was also donated to the college, said P. Subba Reddy, Chairman of GNITS.

Ramesh Reddy, principal of GNITS, said that specialised app developers from Apple will train their students to enhance the practical knowledge of iOS and related future apps.

The Apple Lab is worth Rs. 70 lakh.

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