Sharnbasva University has become the first in the entire region to have a full-fledged Internet of Things (IoT) laboratory on its main campus. The IoT laboratory is considered a window to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, emerging areas in hardware and software technologies, according to Vice-Chancellor of the university Niranjan Nisty.
Dr. Nisty was presiding over a week-long workshop on “Advanced IoT and its Applications” organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in association with Xtrons Solutions, Bengaluru, a sister concern of U.S.- based software company, Dew Mobility, at Sharnbasva University here on Tuesday.
He said that IoT, Robotics, Machine Learning are the future and they would have a lasting impact on the lives of people. While IoT would help in advancing technologies for the betterment of the human race, the advanced technologies would also have the adverse impact of shrinking employment opportunities.
The workshop is exclusively to train and fine-tune teachers of Electronics, Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Electrical and other departments of engineering. He called upon members of the faculty to take full benefit of the workshop and fully equip themselves in handling state-of-the-art kits installed in the laboratory and disseminate the knowledge gained in the workshop to students.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor V.D. Mytri, in his address, said that IoT can be used in different fields, including medical, machine learning, artificial intelligence, smart agriculture, smart business and smart city projects.
Registrar Anil Kumar Bidve, in his address, said that earlier it was decided to install only 10 kits in the IoT laboratory, but the number of kits was doubled as directed by the Chancellor of the university Dr. Sharnbaswappa Appa to enable more number of students to learn at the same time.
The IoT laboratory has been established as part of the Memorandum of Understanding entered into between Sharnbasva University with Dew Mobility and Sonoma State University, California, U.S.