IIT-Guwahati opens new chapter with faculty for information science, synthetic intelligence | Guwahati News


GUWAHATI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-G) on Wednesday signed a MoU with the Mehta Family Foundation (MFF), US, to arrange the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at IIT-G. The first batch of B.Tech college students for this faculty will probably be admitted via JEE within the educational 12 months 2021- 22.
Apart from offering time and experience for educational and analysis actions on this new faculty, distinguished professors from high US universities will act as strategic advisers for the varsity.
The collaboration to arrange the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence faculty will usher in new alternatives for college students on the undergraduate and postgraduate ranges. The MoU was signed just about by Prof. TG Sitharam, director of IIT-G, and Rahul Mehta, chief govt officer at Mehta Family Foundation, within the presence of a galaxy of luminaries and Dr Rajiv I Modi, chairman, board of governors, IIT-G, and Prof. Krishnaswamy Vijayraghavan, principal scientific adviser to the federal government of India, because the chief visitors, and Prof. Sandeep Verma, secretary on the science and engineering analysis board, because the particular visitor.
“IIT Guwahati has always endeavoured to play a leading role by diversifying the flavour of its academic programmes. The Data Science and Artificial Intelligence school is another important initiative at IIT Guwahati that will bridge the gap of highly skilled personnel that exists in these emerging fields. I take this opportunity to thank the Mehta Family Foundation for its enormous support in establishing this school, which will offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, B.Tech in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence from this academic year,” stated Prof. Sitharam. He was hopeful that the varsity would be capable to entice one of the best abilities within the nation.
As an final result of this MoU signing, MFF will present assist for the event of the varsity’s infrastructure and programmes on the IIT-G campus.
Highlighting the collaboration between IIT-G and the Mehta Family Foundation, Rahul Mehta, chief exective officer of MFF, stated, “Just as computer science changed the world, data science and artificial intelligence are posed to do the same. These fields will shape the methods used in education and research across the spectrum of human knowledge.” Global interdisciplinary collaborations as envisioned on this new faculty will raise our understanding of society and nature. Bringing collectively international abilities resembling Professor Shankar Subramaniam, Professor Rajesh Gupta (each Univ of California, San Diego), and Professor Ananth Grama (Purdue Univ) can speed up the enlargement in these fields. IIT Guwahati has the imaginative and prescient of the brand new expertise India wants. Together we are going to construct the framework for the long run,” Mehta added.



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