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Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre to support students taking up data science programme at IIT-M

Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre would provide financial assistance to 100 students hailing from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Published: 17th December 2021 03:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2021 03:50 PM   |  A+A-

Raindrops cover the logo of French car manufacturer Renault

Raindrops cover the logo of French car manufacturer Renault. (File photo| Reuters)

By PTI

CHENNAI: Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India Pvt Ltd, an automotive technology and business centre supporting automakers Renault and Nissan, globally, has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras here, to offer scholarships for aspiring students, the premier research institute said on Friday.

Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre under its corporate social responsibility initiative would provide financial assistance to 100 students hailing from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a bachelor degree in programming and data science at IIT-Madras.

IIT-Madras introduced the B.Sc. Programming and Data Science in 2020 as its first online degree course.

The programme has been designed to cater to candidates from all educational backgrounds and it would be attractive for students keen on taking up a career in data science and programming.

"We are delighted to partner with IIT Madras to empower 100 students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their dreams to build a career in programming and data science," RNTBCI Managing Director, Debashis Neogi who took part in the inaugural ceremony said.

"At RNTBCI, we encourage social commitment through our endeavours in various community development initiatives through CSR activities. The importance of data science is evident in almost every aspect of life and with absolute certainty, we could say that the boundless potential of the students will be harnessed at IIT Madras," he said.

With multiple entries and exit options, the programme provides the desired flexibility for students as well as working professionals to earn a degree from IIT Madras.

IIT Madras, Coordinator (B Sc Programme), professor Andrew Thangaraj said, "we have students from various backgrounds who are in need of financial assistance. The scholarships from RNTBCI will help them to achieve their goals. We are delighted to partner with RNTBCI."

"We now see a growing demand for data science and analytic skills. In the B Sc programme, we have seen students learn the basics of data science and working professionals, with years of experience, expand their knowledge", IIT Madras, Dean (Academic courses) professor Prathap Haridoss said.



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