The institute co-innovates with over 20 corporates. TCS’s R&D centre – FC Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) – that conducts research on futuristic technologies is based out of this campus. It also houses one of the oldest tech incubators in Hyderabad, CIE (Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship), which has engaged with over 100 startups in the areas of med tech, visual informatics, data engineering, machine learning, language technologies, gaming and robotics.
“Since the inception of the institute, there has been a strong corporate connect which continues till date. Our researchers have been working with corporates in the areas of AI, security, IoT, blockchain, embedded systems and Smart Cities,” Ramesh Loganathan, professor of co-innovation at IIIT Hyderabad, says.
Young professionals should make an effort to discover new experiences to find out what they enjoy the most. If a techie is experiencing Monday morning blues frequently, it is time to reevaluate his/her professional life and make necessary changes
Ramesh Loganathan, professor of co-innovation, IIIT Hyderabad
While a major chunk of students who study here are from engineering and science backgrounds, it also has students from linguistics working in its Language Technologies Research Centre. IIIT Hyderabad hosts perhaps the largest academic research groups in the country in the areas of natural language processing (NLP), information extraction (IE), speech, and computer vision. Even undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research projects.
Unlike those who feel a major chunk of engineering students in this country do not have the skills required by the IT industry, Loganathan says the issue is not technical skills, but the lack of the `innovation quotient’ among students. This, he says, is what educational institutes must work on. “Students must have the ability to learn new things in this age of rapid technological disruption,” he says.
Loganathan, who was the managing director of Progress Software in India before joining IIIT Hyderabad and who works closely with startups, says young professionals should make an effort to discover new experiences to find out what they enjoy the most. If a techie is experiencing Monday morning blues frequently, it is time to reevaluate his/her professional life and make necessary changes, he says.
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