IIT Roorkee partners with Deloitte to bridge AI skill gap in India

This partnership has the potential to strengthen the AI roadmap of India.
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IIT Roorkee has joined hands with Deloitte to deliver immersive programmes in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The aim is to bridge the skill gap and to train the next generation workforce on exponential technologies. As part of this collaboration, Deloitte will offer fellowships and work-study programs for IIT Roorkee students on AI and Advanced Analytics.

“The coming together of IIT Roorkee and Deloitte will create new opportunities for both of us. In fact, this partnership has the potential to strengthen the AI roadmap of India,” said Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.

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The collaboration will focus on a prioritized set of initiatives in the AI space by way of design and deliver AI and machine learning certification courses to educate Deloitte employees. This partnership will also promote AI fluency for aspiring students and the Indian community at large with online learning courses thus enabling digital empowerment of citizens and talent pools.IIT Roorkee focuses on being at the forefront of providing technical support to national and international projects related to AI and ML. Its other objectives include supporting the Make-in-India and Atma-Nirbhar Bharat initiatives of the Indian Government by seeding entrepreneurship and startups related to Artificial Intelligence and creating resource centres for information and knowledge sharing,” said Prof Manish Shrikhande, Dean SRIC, IIT Roorkee.

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