Global audit, consulting, risk management, and financial advisory services provider Deloitte has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee to offer its students fellowships in artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics.
This new strategic partnership between the two institutions will considerably help IIT Roorkee students gain a better industry experience through work-study programs.
The artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) immersion fellowship programs are specifically developed to build the future generation workforce.
Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, said, “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.”
According to officials, this new partnership is in line with the Indian government’s “Digital India” goal, which aims to create a digitally empowered society. Experts believe that AI proficiency will be critical in addressing existing, emerging, and future employment prospects, and this collaboration will contribute towards building an industry-ready workforce in the country.
Both the organizations will primarily focus on –
- Design and deliver AI and machine learning certification courses for the Deloitte AI Academy, which educates Deloitte practitioners.
- Offer IIT Roorkee researchers and students the opportunity to collaborate on AI projects with Deloitte through a work-study program.
- Promote AI fluency among ambitious students and the general public through online learning courses.
Managing Principal, Businesses, Global and Strategic Services at Deloitte, Jason Girzadas, said, “We at Deloitte are committed to developing new talent with the right skill sets to deliver on the benefits of AI for business and all of society.”
He also mentioned that this partnership with IIT Roorkee will educate future business leaders, imparting AI competency meant to increase the pool of business-ready AI talent as they strive to assist their customers’ journeys to become AI-fueled enterprises.