The collaboration outlines the government’s objective to upskill young students by familiarizing them with new-age technologies like AI and equipping them with the knowledge of applying these technologies in everyday life. The initiative is aimed at fostering a growth ecosystem that will positively impact the economy and lives of people in Odisha, the release added.
Sujit Baksi, president, corporate affairs & business head APAC, Tech Mahindra, said, “Our collaboration with the College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Odisha, we aim to co-create smart solutions for the future by leveraging next generation technologies like Artificial Intelligence. The Center of Excellence (CoE) will help tap the potential of the students to address the evolving technology needs of local industries, besides significantly improving their skills and future employability. It will also help in fostering a culture of innovation to deliver superior experience to our customers globally.”
As part of the MoU, the CoE will serve as a platform to incubate new solutions which will leverage AI technology through proof of concepts, to develop business use cases that are impacting manufacturing industries, public service organizations etc. The Centre of Excellence will provide high-end technology capabilities, data, expertise, thought leadership, and packaged programs to augment capabilities across academia, enterprises, government, industries and start-ups.
Sanjay Kumar Singh, commissioner cum secretary, Skill Development and Technical Education Department, Government of Odisha, said, “This collaboration between Tech Mahindra and CET will be a big step forward in building joint capabilities for the local industries and the state of Odisha, in the area of AI. The CoE will be a catalyst in implementing new age technologies in various sectors and will help us design cutting-edge solutions for the future.”