Workshops, webinars and hackathons for students of NSHM School of Computing and Analytics.
Imagine a fridge that can make your shopping list. Or a phone that could alert someone if you were in trouble. Sounds like Aladdin’s genie? Well, IoT (Internet of Things) technology is here to make all things smart.
IT (information technology) has invaded human life and society and things once considered impossible, such as driverless cars and digital buddies, are already a reality.
COVID-19 has hastened the shift to digital operations. Online education, e-commerce and virtual banking have seen a sharp rise during the pandemic.
Young or old, educated or illiterate, rich or poor — IT has benefited every strata of the society.
But unlike the human brain, machines do not have knowledge. So, the decisions that appear simple for a human brain entail complex data processing for a computer. It encompasses computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT and robotics.
Data is the new oil, data is precious. Some organisations are sitting on petabytes and exabytes of data. Businesses need to extract value from the data for their day-to-day operations, as well as strategic decisions. Organisations across the world are keen to apply data science to achieve operational excellence and gain competitive advantage.
NSHM School of Computing and Analytics offers data science programmes at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The programmes impart requisite knowledge and skills in data science to enable students make a mark as budding data scientists.
In a highly networked environment, data is ubiquitous. Data needs protection. Human privacy needs to be secured. Cybersecurity is one of the key issues worrying business leaders today. NSHM School of Computing and Analytics also offers cybersecurity programmes at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
The institute’s BCA course includes elements of data science and cybersecurity, along with regular IT skills. The undergraduate programme in gaming and mobile application development is designed to suit the skill requirements of the gaming industry. The course introduces students to the magical world of graphics and animation, computer vision, robotics and perception, artificial intelligence in gaming apart from equipping them with basic skills in programming and networking needed for game development.
The NSHM School of Computing and Analytics conducts workshops, webinars, hackathons and more to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. The IoT workshop and IoT lab are designed to give students an exposure to the IoT world. Students are also encouraged to engage in independent research and publication. Some students have published their work with well-known publishers, including IEEE.
Students are placed with leading IT companies, like Infosys, TCS, CTS, Capgemini and L&T. The industry-focused programmes and the academic rigor help students add value to their jobs and perform better.
The author is associate professor and head, NSHM School of Computing & Analytics.