IIIT-Hyderabad Machine Learning Lab and TalentSprint have entered into an agreement with Nasscom’s center of excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (CoE-DSAI) in Bengaluru as an ecosystem knowledge partner.
This association is aimed at supporting the tech services industry body’s initiative of creating AI, machine learning experts among Indian IT workers, said TalentSprint and IIIT-Hyderabad in a joint press release.
The advanced certification programme by IIIT-Hyderabad and TalentSprint has an objective to upskill 10,000 IT professionals in emerging technology areas in India. More than 1000 tech professionals from Hyderabad and Bengaluru have enrolled into the programme in the first eight months of the launch. While about 10% of these participants are from top leadership roles, while 35% are from startups and mid-sized companies, and remaining from large companies, according to the release.
Average experience of participants is seven years and they are currently working with more than 380 global organizations.
“Nasscom CoE-DSAI was launched with an objective of establishing India to be a global DSAI destination by 2022. The industry will need 150,000 experts in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to enable this objective,” said Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO at Nasscom CoE-DSAI, adding that the advanced certification programme by the Machine Learning Lab of IIIT-H is expected to fuel expertise building.
“We believe with this model, we can support the Indian IT Industry become globally competitive with inputs from our research labs,” Ramesh Loganathan, the professor at IIIT Hyderabad, was quoted in the press release.