CHAIRMAN ISRO, DR. S. SOMANATH INAUGURATES AMITY-ISRO JOINT WORKSHOP AT AMITY UNIVERSITY BENGALURU

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BENGALURU, India, May 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman, Dr. S. Somanath, along with a team of 25 scientists visited Amity University Bengaluru for a joint workshop on Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Astrobiology.

Dr. Prakash Chauhan, Director of the National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, and Dr. Sudheer Kumar N, Director of Capacity Building & Public Outreach at ISRO, and distinguished scientists from Amity Universities in Bengaluru, Noida, Gurugram, Mumbai, and Raipur attended the event.

Founder President of Amity Education Group, Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan shared his vision for Amity to be the No. 1 R&D and Academic Partner of ISRO.

Amity’s Chancellor, Dr. Aseem Chauhan expressed his gratitude, saying, “We are so privileged and delighted to have Dr. Somanath with us today at Amity University Bengaluru, and for bringing this collaboration to fruition, at hypersonic speed.”

Reinforcing his faith and confidence in the institution, Dr. Somanath said, “There are phenomenal opportunities in the space sector, and for integrating AI into space, and for us to work on a sustained, continued basis. I had the opportunity to visit Caltech University in the US and see how their work is feeding into the NASA mission. Similarly, we need people from across the country who can work and contribute to the growth of the country. I believe that Amity University can build a strong ecosystem for Space, Science & Technology, and this workshop is just the beginning.”

He praised the university for its initiative of collaborating with ISRO, understanding the industry challenges, and focusing on translational research.

Dr. Sudheer Kumar N, ISRO, presented ongoing research, highlighting the vision of an Indian Moon landing by 2040 and strategies for enhancing payload capacity and capacity-building programs based on Space Missions.

The workshop witnessed presentations and discussions on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Advances in Astrobiology, showcasing the collective research achievements and future directions of both Amity and ISRO. The collaborative workshop illustrates a significant step towards realizing the shared vision of advancing space research and technology, underscoring Amity’s commitment to excellence in academia and research. 

About Amity University Bengaluru

Amity University Bengaluru, sprawled across 60-acres, is located within easy reach, on National Highway 648, close to the Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport. The research and innovation-driven university boasts a multicultural environment, with students and teachers from different corners of the country. The university offers an advanced flexible credit system to allow individualized study pathways, centres of excellence for breakthrough research and 20 hi-tech labs and studios with modern equipment.

Dr. D. Subhakar serves as the Vice Chancellor at Amity University Bengaluru. An IIT Madras alumnus, he has previously served as Vice Chancellor of Presidency University and VIT-AP, having founded the latter from the ground up. During his 40-year career, he has worked with central and state governments, earning a name as a highly renowned researcher.

The Amity Education Group is known for its national and international presence, with campuses in Singapore, Mauritius, London, New York, San Francisco, Dubai, Tashkent, Amsterdam, and Kenya. Amity has also been ranked among the top universities globally for producing the most employable graduates, as per Times Higher Education (UK) World University Rankings, in a survey conducted among 11,000 employers worldwide. Of the 6 institutions from India that made it to the rankings, Amity is the only private university to be featured.

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