Data initiativges will fuel growth: DST Advisor

Data initiativges will fuel growth: DST Advisor
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The rise of multimedia, social media and the Internet of Things will fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future.

Visakhapatnam: The rise of multimedia, social media and the Internet of Things will fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future.

The Department of Science and Technology initiated a special programme Big Data Initiatives, said DST Advisor K R Murali Mohan here on Saturday. He was the chief guest at a three-day national level workshop on “Data Science and Big Data Analytics” organised by GITAM Institute of Technology.

Dr K R Murali Mohan, who is also heading DST-Big Data Initiative Division, observed that data scientists are highest paid professionals in the US and 70 per cent of start-ups are based on big data and data analytics. He also informed that after forecasting the opportunities in this specialisation, China concentrated on data science and started training programmes for their student community under the guidance of Indian experts.

He said that Indian government also equally concentrated on this and planning to establish centre for excellence in Big Data Analytics to encourage the research to develop appropriate tools. He also informed about the aim of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) which was recently launched by DST with an estimated cost of Rs 4,500 crore.

Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru) Computer Science Department Prof M Narasimha Murthi said big data analytics would play a key role in health, education, agriculture, energy sectors in the country.

GITAM president Dr MVVS Murthi announced that the university is planning to establish a research centre on Big Data Analytics with the help of DST and IISc to train the human resource as well as to help the local government.

GITAM Institute of Technology In-charge principal Prof C Dharma Raj, workshop convener K Mallikarjuna Rao, IT department head Prof T Srinivas and others participated in the programme.

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