Industry-leading technology companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro, and Infosys collaborate to conduct joint research at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU-Kakinada) in various fields, including artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and data science.
The announcement was made during a meeting convened by JNTU Kakinada’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof.G.V.R. Prasada Raju. According to the agreement, the Indian technology giants will collaborate to primarily focus on areas such as Industry-Institution Collaborative Research, Industry Sponsored Research, sponsorship for Ph.D. applicants, and internship opportunities for M.Tech students.
Prof Prasada Raju said, “The JNTU-K will go for collaborative research with each company. A joint patent will be claimed for the ‘outcome’ of the research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Data Science.”
He also mentioned that this research is to find solutions for numerous emerging real-life challenges with the help of new technologies. TCS, Wipro, and Infosys have agreed to finance JNTU-K research in their respective domains under the Industry-Sponsored Research category.
TCS, Wipro, and Infosys have also committed to providing full-time Ph.D. candidates with financial assistance. In addition, the companies will give one-year guaranteed internship opportunities for M.Tech students at their deemed organizations.
Financial aid will also be provided to two Ph.D. students from each department, the tech companies clarified. Prof Prasada Raju added, “We are preparing to begin the collaborative projects from the present academic year itself. The research wings have been communicated about the development.”
This new joint venture will not only accelerate the pace of research in artificial intelligence, data science, and IoT but will also provide students access to high-tech research laboratories and assistance from experts working with TCA, Wipro, and Infosys, mentioned Prof. Prasada Raju.