Intel’s data-centric labs to come up in higher-ed institutions, univs

These labs will be set up as part of the Intel Unnati Programme


Intel has launched the Intel Unnati Programme, aimed at equipping engineering students across India, with data-centric skills relevant to the industry.

Through a network of system integrators, 100 Intel Unnati Data-Centric Labs in emerging technologies will be set up over the next year, across universities and engineering institutes in India. This initiative will provide the country’s higher-educational institutions with long-term capabilities in technology and lab infrastructure, which will facilitate greater focus on research and innovation.

“Intel Unnati Data-Centric Labs will enable educational institutions to bridge the widening technology skill gap in the country, build industry-ready emerging technology competencies and provide strategic impetus to India’s digital economy transformation,” says Nivruti Rai, country head, Intel India and vice president of Intel Foundry Services.

With its focus on technology inclusion, the Intel Unnati Programme aims to provide better access to technology infrastructure for educational institutions across all tiers.

Institutions can choose the suitable lab variant as per their budget, and their standing in terms of technology and infrastructure journey.

Each Intel Unnati Lab will comprise hardware and software stack recommendations from Intel, course content and co-branded course completion certificates for students.

Presently, these labs are available for artificial intelligence (AI), field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions and AI Internet of Things (AIIoT). Various other technologies are also in the pipeline, including smart mobility and security.

The programme will add value to the current programmes and curricula of the universities.

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