New campus, digital varsity status for IIITM-K
The proposedanointment as Digital University is eventually a double delight for IndianInstitute of Information Technology and Managementâ€“Kerala (IIITM-K) that hasintroduced learning and research in a number of revolutionary informationtechnology courses in the country. Establishedin 2000 by the State government, IIITM-K is a premier institution ofexcellence in science, technology and management located at Technopark here. The honour is conferred on IIITM-K at atime when it is all set to shift to its new world-class campus in Technocity atPallipuram in the capital city. Following the proposed university status, it isset to be known as The Kerala University of Digital Sciences Innovation andTechnology. The greencampus will have world-class facilities including an auditorium,administrative and academic blocks, students hostel, library and laboratorywing, faculty and non- faculty residences, directorâ€™s residence, and communitycentre. The new campus will havelearner-centric environment, facilitated by state-of-the-art infrastructure incutting-edge areas in fast-paced technology domains. IIITM-K, affiliated to Cochin Universityof Science and Technology (CUSAT), currently has four MSc Programmes in CyberSecurity, Machine Learning, Ecological Informatics, Data Analytics andGeospatial Analytics. It also has two MPhil programmes in Computer Science andEcological Informatics, besides doctoral programmes in Computer Science.
The solehardware incubator Maker Village, Kochi, is functioning under IIITM-K, and thevarsity status will be a boon for Maker Village.A team ofresearchers led by scientists of IIITM-K had successfully integrated CropSimulation Model (CSM) on a cloud platform. CSMs are decision-making frameworksthat provide plot-level advisory to cultivators and take into consideration thedynamics in factors that affect crop productivity.
It admits students for PhD programmes inIT related topics in the areas of Distributed Computing, Software Engineering, advancedcomputing areas like High Performance Computing, Grid and Cloud Computing,Security, Computer Networks etc.Indiaâ€™s firstBlockchain academy, KeralaBlockchain Academy (KBA), was set up by the government under IIITM-K.
KBA has become the first official Hyperledger training partner in Indiaafter it was chosen by the US-based Linux Foundation Hyperledger Projectas a feature member organization for offeringtraining courses. KBA is also a General Partner of R3 consortium of CordaBlockchain. IIITM-K has expertisein Cognitive Technologies, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Fintech, CyberSecurity and it also has proven research potential in Geospatial analytics thatleverage Space Technologies. Apart from education-related projects, it hosts centres for data engineering,cyber security, software engineering, and KBA