3I Infotech’s unit signs MoU with SRM Valliammai Engineering College

NuRe FutureTech Private Limited subsidiary of 3i Infotech Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Computer Science Department of SRM Valliammai College of Engineering, Chennai.

In an organizational filing, the company said: “This partnership aims to establish a leading artificial intelligence laboratory within the institute’s campus. The collaboration will foster a mutually beneficial relationship for both partners by promoting knowledge exchange, research opportunities, and academic growth.”

This campus-to-business initiative expands on FutureTech’s idea of ​​bridging the learning gap between academia and industry. In early 2022, 3i Infotech opens its office at IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai to set up FutureTech Business Labs to work on next generation technologies.

The MoU was signed at IIT Madras Research Park in the presence of Dr. B. Chidhambararajan, Director, SRMVEC, and Dr. M. Muthusenthil, Professor and Chair of the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (DS), Faculties from CSE, AI & DS departments.

This partnership will be extended to other departments within the college, such as information and technology, artificial intelligence, and data science.

Each class is expected to have 50 students and a faculty strength of 27 professors. The course structure will range from Level 1 – Level 4 which includes – Introduction to AI and Data Science, Foundations of AI, Introduction to AI Technologies, and AI in Production.

This will extend to AI disciplines in healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, energy, communications, transportation, environment and education.

“We believe this partnership between academia and industry will be a game changer to close the skills gap in the industry and will pave the way for many similar initiatives,” said Thompson P. Gnanam, Managing Director and Global CEO of 3i Infotech.

“With the world rapidly moving towards the adoption of AI, it is important that an intervention of this kind between academia and industry be critical. While we are pleased to announce this future-ready educational program, specifically designed for motivated and qualified students who are eager to explore areas of AI research/learning machine/machine learning, we also strongly believe it is important to engage professors in practice. This curriculum design is designed to ensure a smooth transition from ‘campus to company’,” he added.

Damodharan Padmanabhan, Head of Global Cognitive Computing, 3i Infotech said: “The underlying architecture of technology will remain the same no matter how much it evolves over the years. The game-changing aspect of technology will only be an improved problem-solving mechanism in complex business solutions, where we can make AI works in our favor rather than bypassing him.”

“In the contemporary world, one aspect of utmost importance is the realistic application of learning. However, training through a particular course is far from performing a task in ever-evolving complex business scenarios. Hence this AI lab will play a pivotal role in making learning realistic And a future ready,” Padmanabhan added.

Dr. S. said: Ramachandran, Academic Director, SRM Group: “SRM has a rich legacy of academic excellence with a strong bent towards research and innovation. Our teachers are highly regarded in the country’s educational ecosystem, who are always eager to hone skills and keep up with emerging trends and technologies.”