British Council approves 'Going Global Partnerships Exploratory Grants' for Digital University Kerala
One of the key objectives of the project is to develop techno-socio expertise locally to tackle the social problems through digital intervention, especially using Artificial Intelligence.
The British Council has given approval to the Digital University Kerala (DUK) for 'Going Global Partnerships Exploratory Grants' for promoting disaster preparedness in partnership with the University of Southampton in the UK. Sinnu Susan Thomas, Assistant Professor of Digital University Kerala and Edilson F Arruda, Lecturer of University of Southampton, will collaborate on the project 'Developing Policy Inputs for Faster Economic Recovery while Promoting Disaster Preparedness via Artificial Intelligence'.
"This consortium would be funded by the British organisation in order to support nascent partnerships that require assistance to create strong plans for transnational education and teaching collaborations," DUK said in a press release.
One of the key objectives of the project is to develop techno-socio expertise locally to tackle the social problems through digital intervention, especially using Artificial Intelligence, it said. The project aims to impart skilling programmes in e-governance for public sector officials and youngsters in disaster management activities. This will be conducted with the support of the IT Mission.
Within a year of inception, DUK has managed to attract funds from foreign collaborations, the release said.
Earlier, Alex P James, Associate Dean (Academics), the DUK has been featured in the list of top 2 per cent scientists in the world. The list has been jointly prepared by the Stanford University and Netherlands-based publishing company Elsevier BV for the second consecutive time.
Along with this, six other members in the DUK Board of Studies (BoS) have been placed in the list of top 2 per cent scientists. On the basis of the single-year impact, the Associate Dean has been ranked 294 gaming 1,05,029 scientists in the world and eighth in India in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
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