Industrial visits allow the students to learn practically through interaction and working methods. It gives the students exposure to current work practices as opposed to theoretical knowledge being taught in their college classrooms. IIIT Bangalore hosted students of two different colleges on July 22, 2022. As a part of their industrial visit, 43 students from Nagarjuna College of Engineering & Technology and 53 from Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies and their faculty members visited the various research centres of IIIT Bangalore.
Both students and faculty members had a memorable visit as they learned about cutting-edge research work including urban mobility and transportation, multi-modal transportation planning and autonomous vehicle research. The research scholars of the institute gave hands-on information on machine learning algorithms, advanced warehouse robots and therapeutic exoskeletons & prosthetics. The students were also informed about the impact of automation on human society, the framework around privacy and security of digital data, social network feed analysis, influence prediction, narratives and social cognition. A masterclass on ‘An introduction to AI/ML & applications’ by Prof. Dinesh Babu Jayagopi and ‘An Introduction to Neural Networks’ by Prof. Neelam Sinha were held at R103 were much enjoyed by the students.
Seemingly delighted students and faculty members shared their experience of the visit, with Naviiina. Ms. Divyashree, a 3rd year Engineering student at Nagarjuna College of Engineering & Technology, said, “We had a pleasant experience at IIIT Bangalore compared to other campuses we visited. The infrastructure is very good with a clean atmosphere.” Speaking on the same lines, Mr. Chethan Raj, a 1st year BCA student of Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies, said, “I liked everything about the campus-latest research, infrastructure, hospitality, and the food as well.” The faculty members of both the colleges opined that the institute has a teaching, research, and infrastructure that are in line with its international stature. Prof. Ramakrishna C N, Head of BCA, Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies, said, “We are happy that we exposed our students to such a learning environment. We are grateful to Ms. Kalpana Subbaramappa, Programme Manager, MINRO for helping us make this visit successful.”