In a bid to develop high performance computing (HPC) programming and deep learning skills of students, the IIT-Guwahati (IIT-G), IIT-Roorkee (IIT-R) and NVIDIA have collaborated recently.
The move is aimed at providing training to over 250 students through workshops conducted at IIT-G and IIT-R. The sessions will also focus on developing the skills in CUDA, the parallel computing programming model.
To bridge the gap between academia and industry, IIT-G and IIT-R are planning to set up a training academy under Electronics & ICT Academy programme, sponsored by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The academy will help students in developing skill sets in fundamental and advanced aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
“We recently launched the Deep Learning Institute in India, training over 400 developers in the latest deep learning techniques. Our work with IIT-G and IIT-R is an effort to develop the nation’s skill requirements to meet the fast-moving needs of industry and research organisations. With this collaboration, we hope to advance the country’s research across a range of scientific and engineering fields,” said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, NVIDIA – South Asia.
Professor Gautam Biswas, director, IIT Guwahati, said: “The latest technology graphics processing unit (GPU) technology from NVIDIA and its ability to accelerate neural networks have created a new wave in the computing industry.”
“Global markets including India are investing and engaging in vast development and research activities in HPC and deep learning. IIT-G E&ICT Academy, in partnership with NVIDIA, will develop skills in these areas to meet the demands of industry in the coming years.”