Intel has launched the Intel Unnati program to set up 100 Unnati data-centric labs in emerging technologies across all engineering institutions in India. This initiative will assist in equipping engineering students across the country with relevant industry skills.
The Unnati program will establish 100 data-centric laboratories across the nation to improve research infrastructure and technology excellence among students.
The idea from the chipmaker brings academy and industry together for contributing to the industry-needed skills. Focused on recent technologies, the Unnati program allows learning new things like emerging technologies with their use cases and a hands-on approach to techniques via Unnati labs.
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Intel will serve its part as the technology and knowledge partner, while the engineering institutions should bear the expenses of the lab. Institutions will be provided with the choice of lab variants like training the faculty and providing maintenance support according to their budgets.
As a part of the program, subscribed institutions will be provided with hardware and software recommendations, course content, and course completion certificates for students. At present, the Unnati data-centric labs are available for artificial intelligence (AI), AI Internet of Things (AIIoT), FPGA solutions, and other recent technologies that include smart mobility and intelligent security. The Intel Unnati program had a trial run in 15 colleges that are in the process of establishing the data-centric labs on their campuses. Three of these labs are currently in use.
“Intel Unnati data-centric labs will enable educational institutions to bridge the widening technology skill gap in the country, build industry-ready emerging technology competencies and provide strategic impetus to India’s digital economy transformation,” said Nivruti Rai, country head of Intel India and vice president of Intel Foundry Services.
To enable a more significant focus on innovation and research, Intel has committed to expanding digital promptness to reach 3 crore people in 30,000 plus institutions in more than 30 countries by 2030.