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Research contributions of IIT BHUBANESWAR FOR DIGITAL INDIA DAY

 Bhubaneswar:3/7/19: Digital India” is a flagship programme of the Government of India initiated with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. IIT Bhubaneswar has been conducting research and academic programmes and carrying on extensive research in Digital Technologies.  In this backdrop, on the occasion of celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Digital India, IIT Bhubaneswar in association with Software Technology Parks of India, (STPI) organized a visit of press and media to its Centers of Excellence in “Virtual and Augmented Reality for Immersive Visualization” (VARCoE), the school of Electrical Sciences and the Design and Innovation Center at its permanent campus. These centers have showcased research and development work focused on digital technologies ranging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT), Digitial Image Correlation, and 5G cellular.

Prof. R.V. Rajakumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar during the press interaction emphasized the need for cross-disciplinary Research and Development to fulfil the needs of Industry and talked about the importance of new age technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), IOT and 5G communication for serving the needs of the modern society and to realize the Digital India dream. He also briefed about the research activity taking place in the Institute in these key areas. He credited the Honorable Prime Minister of India for popularizing and providing momentum to the concept of Digital India among the masses. He also acknowledged the philanthropic support from Smt. Susmita Bagchi, Shri. Subroto Bagchi, Odisha Skill Development Authority, MSME department of the Govt. of Odisha, STPI for joining hands together with IIT Bhubaneswar for creation of VARCoE.

Prof. Rabi Mahapatra of Texas A & M University, currently serving as visiting professor at IIT Bhubaneswar, Prof. R.K. Panda, Dean, Research and Development and Prof. P. K. Sahu, Head, School of Electrical Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar were present during the session. The press interaction was followed by series of interesting Q & A session along with visits to the centers of excellence in Virtual and Augmented Reality for Immersive Visualization (VARCoE) along with visits to the other labs of AI, IOT, and 5g Cellular. Several live demonstrations of projects in all these key areas were showcased at IIT Bhubaneswar during the course of visit.

 

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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