NEC Corporation India (NEC India), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, GLA University and Edulateral Foundation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a vision to empower students with a solid understanding of emerging technologies. Deepak Jha, GM, NEC Corporation India, Ashok Kumar Singh, Registrar, GLA University, Mathura, and Dr Pradeep Gnanapragasam, Executive Director, Edulateral Foundation, signed the MoU.
As an outcome of this collaboration with NEC India, the Department of Computer Engineering and Applications, GLA University, will launch the B.Tech (Honors) CSE program with a Specialization in Al and Analytics. In addition, NEC India will be offering its vector engine system alongside course certificates and an education program focused on ML, analytics and high-performance computing to help students develop the right set of skills and gain valuable exposure through hands-on training.
Edulateral Foundation, a non-profit organization centred around creating educational networks to promote employability and entrepreneurship among students, will offer its expertise in providing infrastructure support and training to set up an NEC India-certified laboratory as a Centre of Excellence.
Speaking on the partnership, General Manager & Head of Artificial Intelligence Platform, NEC India, Deepak Jha, said:
NEC India is determined to help make India a powerhouse of tech talent. Today, as we move closer to achieving the vision of ‘Digital India’, there is an urgent need to bolster the education sector with AI and Data Analytics prowess. By synergizing our expertise and leveraging the potential of AI and Data Analytics, the talent pool of GLA University will be equipped with the experiential knowledge of the most cutting-edge technologies in the sphere of AI and Analytics. This collaborative initiative is a significant stride towards fortifying the education sector with digital transformation and preparing aspiring tech professionals to future-proof their careers and solve real-world challenges through cutting-edge technologies.
NEC India is committed to nurturing talent and poised to shape the future of India’s tech industry. This is supported by the company’s history of driving innovation and R&D in India by continuously strengthening its research wing and establishing promising industry–academic partnerships with leading educational institutions across the country.
Ashok Kumar Singh, Registrar, GLA University, added:
We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with NEC India, a globally recognized leader in AI, ICT and other emerging technologies. With the increasing demand for AI and analytics solutions across industries, we are certain that the newly devised B.Tech (Honors) CSE program with a Specialization in Al and Analytics will provide invaluable exposure to the pupils and inspire young tech professionals to create world-class applications and become better prepared for the ever-evolving landscape of the technology industry.
Headquartered in Japan, NEC started operations in India in the 1950s, accelerating its growth by expanding its business to global markets. NEC in India expanded its business from telecommunications to public safety, logistics, transportation, retail, finance, unified communication, and IT platforms, serving governments, businesses, and individuals. With its Centre of Excellence for analytics platform solutions, big data, biometrics, mobile and retail, the platform offers innovative new services and solutions for India and global markets.
GLA University aims to impart quality professional education, conduct commendable research, and provide credible consultancy and extension services per current and emerging socio-economic needs. The University envision itself as a pace-setting university of Academic Excellence focused on education, research, and development in established and emerging professions.