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VIT the first technical institution in India to get 4 Star QS ranking in its process of Internationalization of education, is offering short term courses to International students. A one successful collaborative academic endeavour is the course on big data analytics. Right from the start of the first batch in February 2017, this course has attracted many students of Deakin University, Australia. A total of 36 students in three batches have finished the course so far.

The office of International Relations and Data Analytics Research Group (DARG) of the School of Computing Sciences and Engineering, in association with IBM as its knowledge partner has been offering these courses for fifteen days.

This Multi-faceted programme concentrates on academics as well as cultural learning. It is well planned and scheduled in such a way that it includes industrial and cultural visits, hackathons and yoga sessions. This year, there are eleven students who have come for this course. An advancement made in this course is that, along with 15 days of short term program, one month internship is also offered to the students by K7 Computing. “VIT has quality faculty and the well designed curriculum makes this course popular among the Deakin students” said Dr. Gang Li, Associate Professor, Deakin University when he shared his views about the course. 

One of the highlights of this programme is the Web Portal developed by the School of Computing Sciences and Engineering, VIT Chennai, which is to be used extensively to conduct lab activities and evaluate assignments given to the students during the course. The Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr. N. Sambandam during his inaugural address highlighted the fact that millions of jobs are available for those who are trained in big data analytics.

Mr. Lawerence Mohanraj, Country Lead, IBM who was the chief guest of the day, spoke to the students about how they need to concentrate on domain knowledge. Dr. Vaidehi Vijayakumar, Dean, School of Computing Science and Engineering, offered her felicitation for the success of the short term program. Mr. Sankar Viswanathan, Vice president of VIT, interacted with the students of Deakin University. Dr. R. Ganesan, Assistant Director, International Relations and Prof. Tulasi Prasad, Course Coordinator, thanked the management and the students of Deakin University for their continued support for the success of this short term course.

By Editor