SKUAST-K inks MoU with IIT-Mandi

Srinagar, Feb 16: SKUAST-Kashmir and IIT-Mandi today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in academic research and entrepreneurship.

A statement said that the MoU of understanding was signed by Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K and Laximidhar Behera, Director IIT-Mandi at a brief signing ceremony at SKUAST-Kashmir that was attended by officers of SKUAST-K, IIT-Mandi and Government of Jammu and Kashmir. SKUAST-K in recent years has transformed itself into a technology-embracing institute and in that endeavour is likely to start a B.Tech Programme in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Agriculture and establish a Centre of Excellence for the use of information and communication technology in Agriculture.

This MoU will go a long way in capacity building of the institution with regards to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as well as strengthen SKUAST-K’s resolve to drive Agri-4.0 technologies like precision agriculture, climate resilient agriculture and automation, the statement said.

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