Students and faculty members will have access to AI learning courses
Curriculum designed in an integrated format with support from industry experts
Students to be industry ready, acquiring skills in AI technologies
The GMR Institute of Technology (GMRIT) at Rajam, Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, July 27, 2020, announced the inauguration of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory. The facility has been set up with the intent to provide training and
certification on AI applications development to its students and faculty through a new curriculum.
Mr G M Rao, Chairman, GMR Group and Mr G B S Raju, Business Chairman, GMR Airports
e-inaugurated the facility on July 25, 2020.
The laboratory is equipped to offer specialized training in Artificial Intelligence and related
technologies to students of all branches of Engineering. The students will take up projects having a social impact in Healthcare, Social Media, Business Analytics, Customer services and Security Surveillance with this Accelerated Computing facility.
Keeping in view that AI will soon be an essential element for automation across all the branches of engineering, GMRIT has set up this laboratory for its students so that they can acquire and equip themselves with the necessary skillsets in AI technologies, and be ready for new-age employment opportunities.
The curriculum is designed with utmost care with inter-disciplinary framework by incorporating
cutting-edge technologies with the support from the industry experts that enhances the basic
knowledge and competencies. Further, the courses (AI, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Digital
Manufacturing, Building Information Modelling, Electric Vehicle Technology, Robotics and
Industrial Automation) are introduced in the form of a career path for all branches of engineering.
Accordingly, the curriculum is tuned with the needs of the Jobs Landscape – 2020 of World
Economic Forum (WEC). This AI laboratory is set up with High-Performance Computing facility
with NVIDIA QUADRO RTX6000 workstations and P1000 desktops.
Commenting at the launch of the laboratory, Mr G B S Raju, Business Chairman, GMR Airports,
said “GMRIT has taken a significant step in establishing an exclusive laboratory to
introduce its students to AI learning courses. AI has its footprints and application spread in
all sectors. It is a moment of pride as we developed such an innovative training-based
learning approach for students and teachers. The objective of this initiative is to help
address some of those challenges by designing one of the most accessible and
comprehensive gateways for students to begin their AI journey. The goal is to introduce the foundational skills of AI in students to make them not just consumers of AI, but creators as well.”
Over the past two years, there has been a 60 percent rise in demand for AI learning experts in the industry. The size of this sector in India is estimated to grow up to $16 billion by 2025. While the demand for professionals in this field is significantly high, most Indian companies feel that the shortage of skilled professionals is slowing down their adoption of AI in business.
GMRIT was certified A-Grade accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of University Grant Commission (UGC) for the subsequent second time.
An ISO 9001:2008 certified institute, it has achieved many prestigious accolades including, “Outstanding Engineering Institute South” award by the Vijayavani National Education Leadership Awards, “AAA+ Grade“ by Career 360 magazine, “Among top 100 T schools in India” by Dataquest, “Best college in Engineering from the State of Andhra Pradesh-2015” by VIT University, Vellore among others.
GMRIT was established under GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), a Corporate Social
Responsibility arm of GMR Group, to bring internationally benchmarked superior technical
education to the door steps of the rural youth.
Established in 1997, GMR Institute of Technology has come a long way since its inception and has carved a niche for itself in the corporate world. It is currently placed at the top position among all the Technical Institutions in the country.
Located about 100 km from Vishakhapatnam, GMRIT is a beautiful campus
spread over 117 acres in Rajam, Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. The institute is accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade (2nd cycle) and all UG programs are accredited by NBA (Tier I) (3rd Cycle).
As the flagship Institute of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation – the corporate social responsibility arm of GMR Group, GMRIT has set high standards for itself and offers an idyllic and conducive environment for higher studies. It is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada.
The institute became Autonomous in 2012-13. The student community at GMRIT is offered a broad spectrum of technical courses in tune with industry requirements. The Institute has been providing a technology enabled teaching-learning environment (Wi-Fi) since 2005.
All courses offered on-campus are available on Local Area Network (LAN) supplementing the
classroom teaching. GMRIT emphasizes collaborative learning between industry and academia as a means of reinforcing its curriculum with practical experience relevant to industry needs. The institute constantly strives for improvement, competing with the premier institutions of national importance. For more details visit www.gmrit.org