Artificial Intelligence training for technical students in Odisha soon

Technical students in Odisha will soon have the opportunity to get training on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop smart machines.

Published: 17th February 2020 08:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2020 08:19 AM   |  A+A-


For representational purposes

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR:  Technical students in Odisha will soon have the opportunity to get training on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop smart machines.

Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Premananda Nayak said a Centre of Excellence has been set up by Tech Mahindra and Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) at the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) here where a 6 to 12-month course on AI technology will be provided to the students. 

The centre will also offer training to professionals to address the AI technology-related issues emerging in various government organisations and industries.

The Minister, who revealed this in a written reply to MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik in the Assembly, said steps have been taken to provide skill training to students on AI and coding. 

The training on AI would help students build smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. As per the Survey of Aspiring Minds-2019, only 2.5 per cent engineers have expertise in AI while 4.6 per cent have skills on coding in the State. 

To address the issue, the Minister said facility has been created for skill training on AI and Coding at CET and provisions have been made to provide extra coding courses such as Python, C and C++ to the students. Similarly, skill training on coding is being provided at engineering colleges and polytechnics through CISCO NetAcad programme. 

Nayak said Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla has geared up to offer courses on AI and machine learning under TEQIP-III programme. Besides, supercomputers have been installed at VSSUT, CET, IGIT and Parala Maharaj College of Engineering with support from C-DAC for high-speed computing and machine learning, the Minister added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp