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IIIT-B Announces Significant Expansion Plans

CIO Insider Team | Monday, 8 July, 2024
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The IIIT-B (International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore) announces significant expansion plans, aiming to evolve into a multidisciplinary institution in alignment with the NEP 2020 vision. As part of its strategic roadmap, the institute plans to establish the IIIT-B East campus within the next two years, having already secured land on the outskirts of Electronic City Phase II.

Prof. Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT-Bangalore says, “IIIT-B’s expansion seeks to broaden its academic offerings, infrastructure, and research capabilities in line with NEP 2020. With AICTE’s approval, we are launching the B.Tech program this academic year. The introduction of the B.Tech program aims to prepare students with the skills needed to excel in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, addressing the rising demand for professionals in these fields.”

It is a proud sense of achievement to highlight that the researchers at IIIT-B Gooru Labs have developed the key concepts underlying Gooru Navigator, a GPS for learning. This innovative tool offers a comprehensive understanding of each learner’s knowledge, interests, and mindsets, enabling personalized learning experiences that guide users toward their educational goals.

By providing global advisory services and engaging in impactful research, the Centre for Digital Public Infrastructure (CDPI) will contribute to developing scalable solutions for critical global challenges. This growth is supported by the Government of India, the Government of Karnataka, and IIIT-B’s Governing Body and Senate members, ensuring the institute has the necessary resources and guidance to reach its ambitious goals.

The ceremony was presided over by the IIIT-Bangalore Governing Body Chairman, Padma Bhushan Kris Gopalakrishnan, and Prof. Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT-Bangalore.

IIIT-B hosted its 24th annual convocation. The ceremony was graced by Chief Guest, Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Secretary, and Department of Science & Technology, Government of India & Former Director of IIT Kanpur and Guest of Honour, Debjani Ghosh, President NASSCOM.

The ceremony was presided over by the IIIT-Bangalore Governing Body Chairman, Padma Bhushan Kris Gopalakrishnan, and Prof. Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT-Bangalore.

The ceremony that took place on the serene campus of IIIT-Bangalore saw 343 students graduate from the institute. The students were from various academic programs - 121 graduates from the Integrated Master of Technology program, 174 from the Master of Technology program, 14 from the Master of Science in Digital Society program, 23 from the Master of Science by Research program, and 11 dedicated PhD scholars.

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