Bangalore: The graduation ceremony of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programme of IIIT Bangalore was held at the Institute campus. More than 4,000 learners across programmes including Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, and Software Development who completed their courses online were present, with more than 700 attending the event in person at the Institute and the rest online. These programmes were offered by IIIT Bangalore in technology platform partnership with upGrad.
The Chief Guest of the event Mr Ashish Anantharaman, Co-Founder & CTO, ZestMoney along with Director of IIIT Bangalore – Prof Debabrata Das and Mr Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder & MD, upGrad distributed trophies to the high performing working professionals attended the programme. Mr Ashish Anantharaman highlighted the exponential technology evolution in these areas and congratulated the gradates on embarking on an exciting journey to contribute significantly to the digital economy of India and the world. Prof. Das emphasized the importance of upskilling in the continually evolving fields of digital technologies as per the vision of the Government and pointed out the role of IIIT Bangalore and upGrad in supporting India’s vision of reaching $1 trillion digital economy by 2026. He also highlighted that this year marks the Silver Jubilee year of the Institute and that the Institute will accelerate its mission to enable India to play a key role in the global IT industry through its focus on education, research and innovation in cutting edge digital technology areas. Mr Mayank Kumar highlighted the role played by upGrad as a preferred Technology Service Provider for the premier Higher Education Institutes of India including IIIT Bangalore in enhancing digital skills of the Information Technology workforce in India.