IIITH, TalentSprint launch PG Certificate in IoT & Smart Analytics – Times of India

HYDERABAD: The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH) and TalentSprint, an NSE Group company, on Thursday announced the launch of a PG certification programme in IoT & Smart Analytics and the first cohort of this programme will start in June 2021.

The nine-month programme is designed both for IoT engineers, who want to master analytics, as well as other tech professionals and managers from industries disrupted by heavy IoT adoption.

Announcing the programme, Prof PJ Narayanan, director, IIITH, said, “The PG Certificate in IoT & Smart Analytics, IIITH’s third program in partnership with TalentSprint, will offer an opportunity for working professionals to learn from our faculty and work on industry leading projects. While the first six months of the programme will teach foundations and include simple experiments, the last three months will be hands-on application-based learning. At the end of nine months, participants will gain confidence and expertise needed to lead AI-powered IoT deployments in their organisations.”

Santanu Paul, CEO & managing director, TalentSprint pointed out the programme will meet the industry’s critical need for technical experts required to fulfill its ambitions of interconnectivity. “Through this programme, we aim to upskill over 1,000 professionals over the next three to five years,” he added.

Narayanan said IIIT Hyderabad, with its deep focus on Smart City research, has set up several IoT verticals on air quality, building energy, water quantity and quality and street lighting, among others.

Talking about one such project, IIITH faculty Sachin Chaudhari said in a bid to analyse pollution at the micro level and understand its impact on health, IIIT Hyderabad is planning to ramp up its IoT project where the IoT nodes are placed at different parts of the city to measure as well as analyse air pollution. “We started working on this project a year ago and have already set up 30 IoT nodes across the city to collect data and will be setting up another 20 nodes in one month’s time,” he added.

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