Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee is set to start a new school for data science and artificial intelligence in collaboration with the Mehta Family Foundation, USA, named Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
The school has been established with the purpose of training talents in the field of data analytics and artificial intelligence to meet the increasing demand for such job roles in the global market. It also aims to support government initiatives by seeding startups and entrepreneurship.
The first batch will begin from September 2022 and will offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. IIT Roorkee plans to invite numerous experts to design the curriculum and facilities of the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
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The institute will also provide the best available mentorship to students to let them conduct innovative research. Director of IIT Roorkee, Ajit K Chaturvedi, and CEO of Mehta Family Foundation, Rahul Mehta, signed a contract on 27th September 2021 for this collaborative effort. The school will also facilitate student scholarship and faculty exchange programs.
“AI-driven technologies are rapidly transforming our world. Academic collaborations between international faculty and institutes can produce individuals poised to address such ongoing global challenges as climate change, resource sustainability, and security,” said Rahul Mehta.
Ajit K Chaturvedi said, “I am sure they will nurture the growth of the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at IIT Roorkee.” He also mentioned that a large number of faculty members had contributed their efforts to conceiving the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.