Bengaluru, May 21 -- Chinese technology giant Huawei has offered to train 2,000 diploma and engineering students in Karnataka to help enhance their skills in areas like artificial intelligence and other new technologies, the company said on Thursday.

A delegation led by Huawei's Derek Hao on Thursday met deputy chief minister of Karnataka, C.N.Ashwath Narayan.

"This year we are planning to train 2000 people through Huawei certification programmes," Hao said, adding that they were willing to collaborate on areas like Artificial Intelligence, big data or other new technologies.

Hao also said that he would consider the request by the Karnataka government to scale up its operations in Karnataka and headcount.

The meeting comes at a time w...