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Nutanix and UPSIDC Establish the “Summer of Code” at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, and UPSIDC (Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation) today announced the launch of “Summer of Code” in IIT Kanpur, among India’s leading

Published: 24th July 2018 04:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2018 05:57 PM   |  A+A-

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Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, and UPSIDC (Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation) today announced the launch of “Summer of Code” in IIT Kanpur, among India’s leading institutes for technology education. The new “Summer of Code” will establish a summer internship program for 100 students to learn technology skills needed for the future of IT.
 
According to recent study conducted by EY and commissioned by industry bodies FICCI and NASSCOM, some of the most in-demand IT skills needed in the future will be new-generation technologies like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud and Robotics/Automation.
 
Furthering its commitment to promote entrepreneurship in the State and thereby contributing to the skill development activities and knowledge bank among the young populace of the nation, UPSIDC has joined hands with Nutanix and IIT Kanpur in sponsoring the 2-month Summer Training Program aptly titled the “CSE@IITK Summer of Code”. Resonating the Honorable Prime Minister’s vision of developing Technical and Professional dexterity among the youth of the nation, the program will attempt to nurture innovation and development skills within its young participants and instill the traits necessary for the Entrepreneurs and Employment providers of tomorrow. The students will get the opportunity to develop Live Software Projects qualifying current industrial standards at a very early stage of their academic careers, which is rare in the industrial and academic landscape of today and the sponsorship will allow a stipend for the bright young minds, ensuring positive reinforcement of the intensive training they will undergo. UPSIDC, Nutanix and IIT Kanpur wish the best of fortune to the 100+ students and their 15 instructors.
 
The 100 students will be divided into groups of 2-3 students and will work on different projects for their own personal and moral development. A portion of the projects will be targeted at using technology to help community issues. Some of the project ideas include Android interface for spoken tutorials, AI-based suggestive learning, medical advice systems, cyber security hygiene training app, mookit appliance on phones, services using Google APIs for traffic information, student attitude measurement system, and student attendance systems on mobile.
 
Shri Ranvir Prasad, MD UPSIDC, commended the initiative and said, “India has huge contributions to make in the field of technology in near future. Our government has taken this initiative to support the program as this would not only benefit the students but our society through Skill Development at large. Nutanix is a visionary brand that has a pioneered innovation, we are confident that this mentorship will be instrumental in driving India’s reputation and growth on the global scale.”
 
Dr. Sandeep Shukla, Head of the CSE department, IIT Kanpur stated, “The first year in B. Tech is the foundation year for further studies which makes this initiative a defining opportunity in the educational landscape.” He added, “This initiative is designed for students to have training based on new-generation technologies and skills and giving them a platform to create realistic applications on interesting web and mobile accessible solutions to socially relevant problems. Nutanix is an aspirational brand and we are extremely proud of this partnership.”
 
Sankalp Saxena, SVP and MD (Operations), Nutanix India said, “In today’s ever evolving world, technology is an extremely important part of education. At the same time, the students are eager to learn and experiment with innovative technologies. Through this partnership, we intend to provide them a platform to learn and implement technology in new ways. We are extremely excited, as such programs aid us in getting some unique and completely distinct perspectives. With this initiative, we can accelerate our innovation capabilities right at the nexus and strengthen our technology leadership on a world map.”
About IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation. The stated mission of IIT Kanpur is "To create, disseminate and translate knowledge in science, engineering and allied disciplines that will best serve the society." The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) was the first department in India to start Computer Science education. It started in August 1963 with an IBM 1620 system - a novelty then, even in many North American and European universities. The department runs BTech, MTech, MS and PhD programs and is engaged in cutting edge research with sponsored projects and consultancies. Many of the nation's leading experts, educationists and consultants in computer science today are the alumni of this department.

About Nutanix

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloudlike experience. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.

About UPSIDC 

UPSIDC has been fostering industrial promotion in the state and has been instrumental in accelerating the pace of development of the state for several decades now. Providing contemporary infrastructure facilities and services to entrepreneurs as its objective, it strives to build on our strength as a pillar of the pulsating industrial ecosystem of Uttar Pradesh that contributes towards the economic development of the state in particular and the country in general. UPSIDC has more than 150 industrial areas in approximately 43,788.54 acres of land across Uttar Pradesh and close to 30,000 plots, big and small, have been allotted for setting up industrial units. Learn more at www.upsidc.com or follow us on Twitter @UPSIDC_Ltd.

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