Nov 30: Digital transformation solutions major UST Global has entered into a partnership with Indian Institute of Palakkad (IIT Palakkad). Palakkad-based IIT Palakkad is an autonomous public institution of national importance for higher education in engineering and technology under MHRD, Government of India.
According to UST Global, the partnership will allow joint R&D in cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning and Brain-Machine Interface, internship and job placement for the students.
UST Global is a leading digital technology solutions company that provides advanced computing and digital services to large private and public enterprises around the world. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies in banking and financial services, healthcare, insurance, retail, technology, manufacturing, shipping, and telecom. UST Global believes in building long-lasting, strategic business relationships through agile and client-centric global engagement models that combine local experts and resources with cost, scale, and quality advantages of global operations.
It added that for joint R&D, the students will work at UST Globalâ€™s Infinity Labs for around 6 months across UST Global locations in India. Infinity Labs are UST Globalâ€™s in-house innovation center that builds digital innovation capabilities to solve business problems of its Fortune 500 Customers across cutting-edge technologies like AI/ML, Blockchain, AR/VR, IoT, Design Thinking, and Enterprise Computing.
Commenting on the MoU, Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer and Country Head, UST Global, said, â€œAt UST Global, we are focused on building an Innovation ecosystem with deep partnerships with the academia and start-ups, to solve business problems of our Fortune 500 customers. We are happy to join hands with IIT Palakkad, and offer a platform to their B.Tech students for joint R&D on new-age technologies. We are certain this will help the students get right exposure to kick-start their career in Technology.â€
Dr. Vinod A Prasad, Dean of Industry Collaboration & Sponsored Research, IIT-PKD, emphasized that, â€œOur collaboration with UST Globalâ€™s Infinity Labs will not only help our undergraduate students to get exposure to the latest knowhow in industry and practical training but also to enable technological innovations that answer real-world problems and address future needs of industry. The first batch of IIT-PKD students selected for UST Globalâ€™s internship programme are excited to work on various interdisciplinary research areas related to Industrial Robotics & Automation. We are sure that the internship experience will help them prepare well for taking up more challenging industry problems in their future career. We hope that the collaboration of IIT-PKD with UST Global will go long way bringing fruitful research outcomes that will benefit the society.â€
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT-PKD) is earliest among the 3rd group of IITs, which started functioning in 2015.Â The academic program was launched in 2015 by admitting students in the B. Tech course in the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Within a short span of two years, IIT-PKD started Masters and Doctoral programs in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. IIT- PKD is currently located at the Ahalia integrated campus, Palakkad and has 520 undergraduate students, 50 research students, and 60 faculty members. The 500-acre permanent campus construction is in progress at Kanjikode, Palakkad.