Feb 14, 2024

NITC strengthens ties with Dell Technologies

MoU between the two ensures academia-industry collaboration

National Institute of Technology Calicut is all set to infuse industry perspectives into the academic curriculum by partnering with Dell Technologies. The move is to amalgamate industry perspective with academic syllabi in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Storage Management.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the leading and innovative IT giant and NITC is expected to formalise the strategic alliance between Dell Technologies and NITC. Experts from Dell Technologies will support the review of syllabi and revamping of syllabi to meet the changing industry requirements. 

The partnership will also offer a chance for the students and faculty of NITC to attend expert talks and workshops by industry experts from Dell.

According to Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT, Industry inputs play a crucial role in shaping well-rounded engineers. Collaborations with industry experts will help students as well as faculty in expanding their horizons, he added.

The collaboration encompasses various aspects, such as internships for NITC students at Dell Technologies, sponsored workshops by Dell for NITC students, and co-teaching initiatives for selected courses in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department. Both parties engaged in a detailed discussion to explore future avenues of collaboration, including the potential establishment of a Dell-sponsored Research and Development Lab at NIT Calicut, ahead of inking the MoU.

The MoU signing was led by Prof. Jose Mathew, Chairman of CIIR, in the presence of Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NITC. A team of experts from Dell including Mr. Shelesh Chopra, Senior Director, Software Engineering; Mr. Ravi Chitloor, Senior Director and Senior Distinguished Engineer; Mr. Sachin Sabyasachi, Consultant Talent Acquisition; Ms. Supriya Kannery, Architect Software Engineering; Mr. Praveen KR, Director Software Engineering; Mr. Ravi Shukla, Consultant Data Science and Mr. Rohit Nambiar, Senior Advisor, Program Management interacted with the NITC team ahead of commencing the partnership.

Dr. Shamasundara, Registrar of NITC; Prof. S. D. Madhu Kumar, Chairman CITRA; Dr. Subhasree M, HoD CSED; Prof. Priya Chandran, Dean P&D, Prof. Sandhya Rani, Dean R&C, and Heads of Various Departments.

This collaborative effort is poised to enhance the academic and practical skills of NITC students, fostering a stronger connection between academia and industry. Additionally, the partnership will contribute significantly to the advancement of technology education, research, and innovation in India.

Representatives of NIT Calicut and Dell Technologies after signing the MoU






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