The device developed by a national award-winning female scientist, Ankita Gulati, faced challenges in convincing the visually-impaired and also fellow industry-players as she was often the only woman in the events, conferences etc.
President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to an economically backward section in the general category.
The course with 300 students will consist of 16 modules - each having 12-hour duration will teach students about mathematical and algorithmic foundations, AI fundamentals and statistical and machine learning methods.
The one-week course, run by the Department of Mining Engineering at the institute campus in Kharagpur, included deliberations on how outsourcing of work can be made ethically and within legally justified parameters and how the best practices can be encouraged in the labour market.
Through the course, students will understand the inner workings and underlying principle of the human brain and intelligent machines. Candidates register for the workshop for free and CCBR also offeres travel and housing scholarships to 20 students from other cities.
The 2019 conference will address significant issues such as: how should the learning model 4.0 be in line with the principles of industry 4.0; how to bring in the vast majorities of underserved/unserved learners into the emerging learning networks; the barriers to transformation among others
A total of 22 foreign placement offers were made this year, up from eight last year. TMSC remained highest recruited with five offers among foreign firms while TCS was biggest recruiter overall with 12 offers.
The IIT Director talks about why the IITs face problems in breaking into top 100 in world rankings, the ‘fragmented education system’, and how the race for board marks and grind of coaching institutes are affecting the kind of students they get.