11th May 2022 Date, Pune
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On the occasion of the National Technology Day, Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (VIIT) Pune has inaugurated a Center of Excellence (COE) for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (AI-DS) at their University along with Rubiscape, India’s first unified Data Science platform company.
The COE was inaugurated by Dr. Hemant Darbari, The National Mission Director of The Super Computing Mission and Ex Executive Director of C-DAC in presence of the Chief Executive Officer of Rubiscape India Dr. Prashant Pansare, Mr. Bharat Agarwal, The Management Trustee of The VIIT & President of Vishwakarma University, Dr. Vivek Deshpande, Director at VIIT and Mr. Kedar Sabne, Director of Rubiscape, Dr. Parikshit Mahalle, Dr. Atul Kulkarni and Prof. Vivek Patil other VIIT team members.
This state-of-the-art COE that has Rubiscape AI-DS technology applications that are truly made in India, and run on the HP & Nvidia High-Performance Computing Platform along with the cloud and open source technologies. The COE will focus on promoting technology R&D, knowledge creation, competency development, innovation incubation, and research fellowships in the field of AI-DS.
VIIT hosted a knowledge symposium in pursuit of excellence in AI-DS with the theme – The National Super Computing Mission and was well attended by the students from engineering and management streams along with the industry delegates at the VIIT campus in Pune. Speaking at the symposium Dr. Hemant Darbari said, “India has gained substantial momentum in supercomputing mission. CDAC has designed and developed an India’s first indigenous HPC platform called ‘Rudra’ and ‘Trinetra’ a next-generation indigenous HPC interconnect, to meet the HPC requirements of all governments and PSUs as well as the strategic needs of the country in areas like oil exploration, flood prediction as well as genomics, and drug discovery. There is a good potential for AI-HPC in India in coming years and Data Science applications like Rubiscape will be useful for developing AI-as-a-service solutions for the global markets.”
“The 21st century is ruled by the digital and data; it is turning out to be the ‘oxygen’ of this technology-driven era.
We are excited to partner with VIIT by empowering the Indian aspiring Data Scientists in their career pathways”, said Dr. Prashant Pansare CEO of Rubiscape. He further added, “Rubiscape-VIIT Centre for Excellence in AI & Data Science; that aims at future-skilling, fostering a culture of innovation, product incubation and start-up acceleration. Rubiscape’s low-code Data science platform running on HP & Nvidia powered HPC workstations provide a reliable and scalable compute power for handling the massive workloads and complexities for AI-ML processing. We are excited with the possible opportunities for Made-in-India innovation for the world”.
Mr. Bharat Agarwal the Managing Trustee of VIIT speaking at the program said, “Past few years were tough, but now with the campuses re-opening we are starting a fresh. VIIT has been countries one of the leading institutions and we are committed to provide a world-class facility and faculty to our students across multiple disciplines. Our newly inaugurated Rubiscape-VIIT Centre for Excellence in AI & Data Science will enable our students and industry partners advance with an Innovation Agenda. Rubiscape-VIIT Centre also will offer specialized and value-added courses to the students and industry executives.”
“VIIT DS-AI COE will offer specialized programs in Data Science and Business Analytics and will strive to develop a talent pool from across the country, which will provide cutting-edge solutions to meet the industry’s emerging and future requirements”. said Dr. Vivek Deshpande, Director VIIT.
VIIT has designed our programs to help students apply analytical skills to every aspect of business analytics. It lays a heavy emphasis on corporate partnerships through digital education research internships, industry connects to apply their knowledge to real-world problems through case studies and live projects. VIIT is launching an innovation incubation centre soon.
Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (VIIT) was established in 2002 by Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust (BRACT), Pune, Maharashtra, in order to produce engineering graduates capable of accepting challenges in the new environment of technical advancements. VIIT has developed into an institute recognized amongst few top-ranking engineering colleges in Pune, Maharashtra, India
Rubiscape is an award winning, futuristic, versatile, low code, hyper-scalable and all-in-one platform Data Science. Designed for easier and effective – Artificial Intelligence Rubiscape offers integrated toolsets for – Machine Learning, Video Analytics, Data Visualisations, Location Intelligence, IoT and EDGE Analytics.
Rubiversity– an EdTech arm of to partner with universities offering a blended eLearning platform (software + courseware) for a joint certification. Rubiversity enables institutions to set-up innovation incubation, and centre of excellence for AI & DS technologies.
VizAThon: An intercollege Competition
Viz-A-Thon, a data visualization based intercollege competition was organized by Department of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune between 12th to 15th September 2022 in collaboration with Software Company Datamatica.
This is the first competition based on visualization. A huge positive response from various engineering colleges was received. More than 40 students’ teams from Maharashtra as well as Rajasthan participated.
Students created attractive, innovative and informative visualizations from the given datasets. First place in this competition is Vishwakarma Institute of Technology's “Wizards” team won, second and third No. of Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology respectively “Informants” and d. Y. Patil College's "Gradient" Teams won. Total cash prizes of Rs.50,000/- for this tournament was given.
Data Science Symposium, a 2-day event organized by the Artificial Intelligence Students’ Association (AiSA) was successfully conducted based on the AI Revolution and its accomplishments over the past decades. Students from various institutions across Pune attended the event enthusiastically and cherished the opportunity to learn and get clued up about several concepts complimenting the theme.
This Flagship Event, DSS was headed over by different speakers over different topics. Dignities across different domains shared their valuable experience about the change that took place in the previous decade in the field of AI. The event was concluded by a panel discussion in which views of different parties were understood regarding the future of AI. Students enjoyed the event and took a good learning along with them.