IIT Madras Receives ₹110 Crore to Set Up School of Data Science and AI

IIT Madras Receives ₹110 Crore to Set Up School of Data Science and AI

Last Updated Feb - 02 - 2024, 07:26 PM | Source : NDTV | Visitors : 14

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is set to establish the Wadhwani School of Data Science and AI with a ₹110 crore endowment from alumnus Sunil
IIT Madras Receives ₹110 Crore to Set Up School of Data Science and AI

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) will shortly open a school of data science and artificial intelligence. Sunil Wadhwani has endowed the institute with ₹110 crore to establish the Wadhwani School of Data Science and AI. 

Mr Wadhwani is a famous IIT Madras alumni who co-founded IGATE and Mastech Digital.

Mr Wadhwani and Professor V Kamakoti, director of IIT Madras, signed an MoU in front of teachers, students, alumni, and researchers.

Wadhwani School of Data Science and AI will seek to assist the government and policymakers on data science and AI policy issues. Admission to the course will commence in July 2024.

Professor V Kamakoti, director of IIT Madras, emphasized the necessity for such a school, saying, "With the advent of Industry 4.0, where AI and Data Science are the main movers, the need for a school for Data Science and AI is critical." IIT Madras has started this highly interdisciplinary school involving faculty from many departments joining hands to work on niche areas, including Responsible AI."

Sunil Wadhwani, speaking on the occasion, stated, "AI and social impact are close to my heart, and it is my honour to be contributing to my alma mater. I see a strong need for a dedicated Data Science and AI school focusing on foundational and applied research in these areas. With the advancements in Science and Technology, India holds immense potential and can be a world leader in AI and allied sciences."

Wadhwani School of Data Science and AI will offer the following courses:

 

  • BTech programme in AI and Data Analytics
  • MTech programme in Data Science and AI
  • MS and PhD Programmes in Data Science and AI
  • Joint MSc in Data Science and AI with the University of Birmingham, UK
  • International Interdisciplinary Masters Programme in Data Science
  • Interdisciplinary Dual Degree in Data Science
  • Web-enabled MTech in Industrial AI

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