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KIIT to offer IoT course

ENARADA, Bhubaneshwar, September 30, 2015

Bhubaneswar-based KIIT becomes one of the first universities in the country to offer a path breaking course on Internet of Things (IoT).

IoT is an emerging technology that will touch the lives of people in all walks of life. IoT is a means of getting intelligence from connected things to enable decision making and contextual automation.

With the industries’ projecting a demand for a million skilled resources in the next five years, there is dire need for training in IoT. Hence, to address the requirements of IoT adoption globally, KIIT’s course will be a land mark phase. KIIT university has tied up with Preva Systems to setup Internet of Things – Center of Excellence.

MOU was signed today between Prof. Sasmita Samata, Registrar, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar and Sharan of Preva systems, Bengaluru at KIIT conference hall, Bhubaneshwar. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Nayak, Director, KIIT School of Advanced Skill (KSAS) & Planning, KIIT University, Surjya mohanty, COO, KIMS, R.N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT University and Prof.P.P.Mathur, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University looks on.

KIIT University with its capacity and reach for research and skill generation along with Preva’s indigenously developed IoT platform and IoT industry experience will have complementary skills to collaborate for setting an IoT center of excellence for skill development which is in line with the national agenda of skill India, a prerequisite for ‘Make in India’ .

The KIIT centre of excellence for IoT has a state of the art laboratory for developing students with three categories of skill sets in addition to domain knowledge: IoT platform understanding, skill to select the right IoT device, and skill to deploy in the field.

The IoT will have wide range of applications in Vehicle Tracking, Asset Identification, Emergency Responses Management, On Board Diagnostics, After Market Telematics, Fuel and Temperature Monitoring, Remote Management of Home Appliances, Remote Patient Monitoring, Elder care Management, Vitals Management, RFID based Library Automation, Jewellery Management, Campus Presence Management, Asset Management, Student Management and Events Management, according to Dr Mihir Ranjan Nayak, director, KIIT School of Advanced Skill and Planning, KIIT University.

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