IIM Ahmedabad To Establish A Centre For Data Science And Artificial Intelligence

IIM Ahmedabad


The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, has announced the launch of the Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CDSA). This specialised centre will undertake cutting-edge research in data science and AI to support businesses, governance, and policymaking. It also aims at building collaborative relationships between scholars and practitioners along with conducting case-based research to understand the current industry practice. The centre will also be developing case studies for classroom teaching.

The endowment for CDSA has been contributed by Dipak Gupta, joint managing director, Kotak Mahindra Group, an alumnus of IIMA. CDSA will be responsible for the dissemination of knowledge to a wider audience, both within and outside the institute, via seminars, workshops, and conferences. The centre will also publish an exhaustive annual report on the data science and AI industry in the country, highlighting challenges and gaps, gauging the scope of the industry and offering possible solutions.


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The advisory committee of the centre includes Sanjiv Das, William and Janice Terry, Professors of Finance at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business; Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration, and co-chair of the executive program on Driving Digital Strategy at Harvard Business School, etc.

“The Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at IIMA will take on an important role wherein it will create knowledge that will further augment growth in business and societal advancement, at large, through its offerings,” said Prof Errol D’Souza, director, IIMA.

Speaking on the goals of the Centre, Prof Ankur Sinha, co-chairperson, CDSA, said that the intent is to develop it as the epicentre of knowledge of data science and AI. “We also aim to engage with the industry and establish synergies that can provide sound technical exposure to the students and offer plausible solutions that can be utilised by the industry and academia,” he added.

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Shraddha Goled
I am a technology journalist with AIM. I write stories focused on the AI landscape in India and around the world with a special interest in analysing its long term impact on individuals and societies. Reach out to me at shraddha.goled@analyticsindiamag.com.

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