The graduation ceremony of the Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd. participants of the first cohort of the “Post Graduate Diploma in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence” programme was held in IIIT Bangalore at Amanthran on July 24. The first Cohort comprising 47 executives of Powergrid received their Continuing Professional Education certification in the area of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) from our Director, Prof. Debabrata Das.
The Chief Guest of the event Shri V.K. Singh, Director – Personnel, Powergrid who distributed medals to the high achievers, highlighted that the learning imparted by IIIT Bangalore is future-driven and steers the way for a digital and data-driven Powergrid. He also encouraged the learners to take an active part in the implementation of capstone projects that were part of the programme to ensure the transfer of learning. Prof Das emphasized on the use of ML/AI and federated learning in large-scale and critical infrastructure enterprises such as Powergrid. Prof V Sridhar, Faculty in-charge, Continuing Professional Education at IIIT Bangalore appreciated the true industry-academia relationship in this programme, culminating in the transfer of knowledge to practice. IIIT Bangalore delivered this programme across Powergrid locations in the country during COVID times through upGrad’s technology platform.