Multinational IT companies Coforge, Capgemini set up Centres of Excellence at Chandigarh University

MNCs Coforge and Capgemini establish Centres of Excellence in fields of AI and Data Insights

Multinational IT companies Coforge, Capgemini set up Centres of Excellence at Chandigarh University, Gharuan

Chandigarh University signs MoUs with Moody's Analytics, Aon Consulting for MBA courses

Training to be given to students of North India for emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence in field of Health, Agriculture and Waste Management.

Fulfilling its commitment to uplift the socio-economic development and sustainability of entire North India including Punjab, a Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence has been established by Chandigarh University, Gharuan in collaboration with Multinational Information Technology Company Coforge at the University Campus. 

The University has also collaborated with Multinational Information Technology Services and Consulting Company Capgemini to set up Capgemini Center of Excellence on the Campus, even as the varsity has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Moody's Analytics and Insurance Company Aon Consulting, to prepare the students as skilled and able professionals in the field of Banking-Financial Services and Human Resources. 

The partnerships with these companies and the establishment of the Excellence Centres will create new opportunities for education, research, training and employment for the students of the relevant courses.

Informing about the development, Dr R S Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University said that set up as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence (CoE-AINT) will equip students from North India in the fields of health, agriculture, water and waste management, providing training through new projects based on Artificial Intelligence. 

Research and development in the health sector will be promoted through the use of Artificial Intelligence-based technologies under the guidance of the Coforge company's experts. More than 5600 students will be able to receive training at the same time through AI-based techniques in this centre. In addition, the state-of-the-art centre will be able to handle fast track AI deployments ranging from data processing to video analysis. Many projects have been initiated by our students to develop new techniques to tackle crop-related diseases, while detailed research has been carried out in areas like smart healthcare to detect misinformation and address social problems,” he said. 

Besides, Chandigarh University has also signed MoUs with financial services company Moody's Analytics and insurance company Aon Consulting to groom students as skilled professionals in the field of banking-financial services and HR. 

Giving information about this, Dr Bawa said that under the partnership with Moody's Analytics, MBA-BFE students of the University will be provided training in MSME credit processing, and a certificate recognised world over will also be awarded. 

It may be mentioned that Moody's Analytics deals with financial intelligence and analytical tools, and provides strategic solutions to professionals about risk, financial modeling as well as consulting training and software services. 

Dr Bawa said that under this partnership, students will be provided training under the guidance of experienced trainers from India's largest bank SBI in the areas of Stock & Investment, Project Evaluation, Credit Analysis and Wealth Management, Software Tally etc. The prestigious certificate obtained after training will be essential for the students seeking admission to the MBA-BFE programme, which will prepare students to be skilled professionals, and mastering the fundamentals of the banking and financial services sector.

In addition, Dr Bawa informed that the University has signed another MoU with Aon Consulting Company for two globally recognized certificates in its MBA Strategic HR Programme, which includes HR Analytics and Talent Acquisition. It is worth noting that these partnerships with companies will create new opportunities for education, research, training and employment for the students of the above courses.

Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University informed that the varsity has tied up with various industrial organizations internationally to provide world class education and employment opportunities to the students. The aim of these partnerships is to prepare the students to be the professionals of the future by grooming and equipping them to the current demands and needs of the industry. 

He said that students are being trained in over 30 state-of-the-art research centres, 14 laboratories under industry collaboration, 5 training centres for hospitality students, more than 50 departmental research groups, under the guidance of more than 300 industry experts. Not only this, TBI established in the university is one of the top 10 technology business incubators in the country. He hoped that the AI Centre would prove beneficial in our commitment to provide quality education and employment to our students.