IIIT-H sets itself new vision

IIIT-H sets itself new vision
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IIIT-H sets itself new vision, IIIT, P J Narayanan, TCS, Google, Microsoft, Nokia. Several top rung industrial houses- TCS, Google, Cairn, Adlabs, Microsoft, Nokia etc have already visited the showcase and evinced interest in having our tech models for further development at their end.

3 five-year integrated courses launched

Several top-rung industrial houses- TCS, Google, Cairn, Adlabs, Microsoft, Nokia etc- have evinced interest in having the institute’s technological models for development

Hyderabad: Demonstrating its technological superiority, the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, has announced that it is on a mission to address the societal needs in the days to come in a big way. Interacting with media after the inauguration of the annual tech extravaganza of Research and Development here on Saturday, Prof P J Narayanan, Director of IIIT stated that they have forayed into the agricultural, planning and industrial needs of the society. “We are already seen as a potential skilled man-power supplier for the industry. Our project titled “e-sagu” has won acclaim and it is likely to be adopted by the government soon. Our research expertise in spatial technology, visual information technology, language technologies research, bioinformatics, earthquake engineering, robotics, medical research in select areas was very much appreciated. So, we are on a forward march,” he explained.

More than 300 exhibits on various subjects with latest technological developments and innovative projects were at display during the showcase. Interestingly, most of the projects are being developed by undergraduate students. “They have taken the lead in this festival and they are ebullient and brimming with confidence. They are the future leaders,” PJ Narayan appreciated.

“Several top rung industrial houses- TCS, Google, Cairn, Adlabs, Microsoft, Nokia etc have already visited the showcase and evinced interest in having our tech models for further development at their end. This is indeed a proud moment for all the alumni of IIITH” Vasudeva Verma, Dean, Research and Development, informed.

Three five-year integrated courses have been launched in full measure from this year, Prof Narayan said. They are: B Tech with Humanities; B Tech and Masters in computational linguistics and B Tech with Computational Natural Sciences. For Natural science course, candidates will be taken on the basis of JEE Main marks and for the remaining two, personal interviews will be conducted. These courses are aimed at inculcating a sense of humane approach and social responsibility among the students. “Taking a cue from us, JNTU-Hyderabad will be launching a course on Human Values from next year,” he disclosed.

Stating that the institute does not have any resource crunch for taking up research projects, Narayan said that MHRD, DST, DBT, DRDO, RCI have been funding in addition to product-based funding from the industry.

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