The college has collaborated with Tech Mahindra Limited to set up the centre and start work on different problems. The IT company and the college had signed the memorandum of understanding last month. As many as 30 students will work in the centre guided by the experts of the company.
These people trained in artificial intelligence field will get jobs in different government and non-government organisations in and outside the country. This will be a centre for both competence development in AI and Internet of Things (IoT) as well as research in this new area of technology.
Prashant Kumar Patra, principal of the college, said they have chosen 30 students for the centre. “These students will work continuously for at least one year and try to find out software solutions of different real-life problems. We will also pay stipend to these students,” he added.
Patra said the centre will also file patent for its innovations. “This centre will create a new identity of the college on research and development works. We can also generate revenue from the centre by working on different software programmes and AI projects,” he added.
Naveen inaugurated a new college auditorium which can accommodate 2000 people at a time. He also inaugurated an e-learning centre in the Central Library for the students of the CET.
The college, an autonomous institute spread over 100 acres of area near Khandagiri cave in the city, was established in 1981. It is functioning under Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). It has around 4,500 students pursuing their education in 14 B Tech departments and 24 post graduate programmes.