IISc To Setup AI-ML Centre in Bangalore

The new centre will be known as Kotak-IISc AI-ML Centre at the IISc campus in Bengaluru. 

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has announced plans to set up a state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI-ML) Centre in collaboration with Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (KMBL)

The new centre will be known as Kotak-IISc AI-ML Centre at the IISc campus in Bangalore. It will offer Bachelor’s, Master’s, and short-term courses in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, fintech, reinforcement learning, and much more. The centre also aims to promote research and innovation in AI and ML and develop a talent pool from across the country to provide cutting-edge solutions to meet the industry’s emerging and future requirements. 

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“As IISc continues to deliver on its mandate to provide advanced scientific and technological research and education, it is partnerships with forward-thinking institutions such as Kotak Mahindra Bank that will help us to scale up substantially and position India as a deep tech innovation hub. The future is exciting, and we are delighted to welcome Kotak Mahindra Bank on board.”, said Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Director, Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Rohit Rao, Joint President & Group Chief CSR Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, said, “The Kotak IISc AI-ML Centre will be a Centre of Excellence that will offer academic courses and also undertake research & innovation to further enhance India’s scientific capabilities. The centre is envisaged to be the “Gangotri” of advanced sciences encompassing education, research and innovation in artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop the next generation of leaders in the areas of IT and robotics and champion India’s technology advancement.”

With an innovative vision, the Kotak-IISc AI-ML centre plans to be a pioneer amongst educational institutions in the years to come. As per the latest National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021, IISc bagged the second top institute ranking in the country. 

To be started under KMBL’s CSR project on Education & Livelihood, the Kotak-IISc AI-ML Centre will be spread across approximately 1,40,000 square feet at the IISc campus Bengaluru, as reported by KMBL.

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