MIT signs MoU with Findability Sciences to create a future-ready workforce in India.
Through this initiative, MIT and Findability Scienceswill develop a skilling program that will entail industrial training, workshops, guest lectures, and job placements for the students of the institute.
MIT Findability Press release 23 July 2022
Mr. Anand Mahurkar,Founder CEO and Mr. Isao Matsugaya, Member Board of Directors, Findability Sciencesvisited GSM’s MIT Institute for Emerging Science & Technology, Aurangabad. Mr Munish Sharma Director General of MIT Aurangabad and Mr. Anand Mahurkar signed MoU during this visit.
Findability Sciences is a leading Enterprise AI Company helping businesses worldwide realise the potential of data and become data superpowers. Their award-winning proprietary platform, Findability.ai, combines Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing to help enterprises accelerate their Data-to-AI Journey, enabling customers build their own IP and data science capability, besides executing strategically to derive real financial Returns on Investment.
Gramaudyogik Shikshan Mandal (GSM), Aurangabad is serving society for four decades through its MIT group of education and training institutions. GSM has 20 institutions with over 10,000 students attending various programs like, ITI, Diploma, UG, PG and Ph.D programsoffering more than 53 courses. More than 20,000 alumni are global ambassadors of GSM’S MIT Aurangabad.
GSM has announced formation of MIT Institute for Emerging Science & Technology. This proposed institution will impart education and training in emerging areas Like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML). Findability Sciences being an industry leader will help MIT offer industry relevant programs. The MoU provides for Curriculum Development and Updating, Student and Faculty Training, Vising Faculty, R&D Services, Project Work, Consulting Work, Skill Development, Outcome Based Training, Placement and Related Services.
Dr. Smita Kasar introduced the guests and explained salient features of MoU. Mr Sanjay Deshmukh presented MIT group and explained its vision. MIT considers education and training as a continuous process of human development, aptly described by its vision statement; “Quest for Excellence” which is actualized by Making academics relevant by transitioning from disciplinary to transdisciplinary education, training, and research.” MIT is committed to build a private institution with a “public-spirited commitment to high-quality Equitable Education. He also presented possible areas of collaboration between MIT & Findability like ERP for education sector and AI enabled Teaching Learning process monitoring solutions.
Mr. Anand Mahurkar explained the concept of “New Collar Job” and how new breed of industry practitioners working as teachers and teachers working in industry could address the challenge of availability of high skill workers for industry and competent faculty members for institutions by adapting new norms of academic industry collaboration.He shared the hardships he experienced in tier II city like Aurangabad where IT sector talent is not available and role that MIT and Mr Munish played in his journey by encouraging him to stay put. He expressed his desire to take emerging technology enterprises and entrepreneurial opportunities to tier III town so that hinterland of India progresses quickly. He also thanked MIT as many MIT alumni are star performers at Findability.
Mr Munish offered support to entrepreneurs and articulated his vision of the proposed institution for emerging technologies for which over USD $20 Mn have already been spent. He also presented contribution of MIT in growth of Aurangabad city.
Mr. Isao Matsugaya proposed student exchange program between Japanese universities and MIT Aurangabad. He identified agriculture sector as another potential opportunity for collaboration.
During this meeting the faculty members showcased their R&D activities in micro-reactor, CO2 capture for conversion in high value products, Nano technology-based wastewater treatment technology. The team also visited various microenterprises on the campus including NABL accredited testing facility, plastic & polymer processing centre and Medical Devices Rapid Prototyping Centre. Mr. Anand and Mr. Isao identified many possible applications and proposed introduction to industry partners who may be interested commercialising technologies under development. The meeting was attended by Findability Sciences team members Mr. Suresh Shakkarwar, Ms. Kavita Rao, Mr. Makarand Kulkarni, Mr. Jaiprakash Prasad, Mr. Anurag Srivastava, Ms. Prajakta Kulkarni, Mr. Ganesh Gujar, and Ms. Apurva Wadhave. Members from MIT Aurangabad were Dr. Santosh Bhosle, Dr. Nilesh Patil, Prof. B. N. Kshirsagar and Prof Amit Rawate.