UST Global and the College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET) signs MoU

Trivandrum, India – April 10, 2018: UST Global, a leading digital technology services company, today announced that it has signed an MoU with the College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET). The MoU will allow Infinity LabsTM, an innovation center of UST Global, and CET students to jointly collaborate in cutting edge technologies like Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

UST Globalbelieves that the academia and industry can together solve business problems ofcustomers. The MoU will help students enhance their knowledge about the latesttechnologies by working on UST Global’s innovation ecosystem. The internship isfor a duration of 3-6 months and the students will work from UST Global’sTrivandrum campus. 

CET was establishedin 1939 as the first engineering college in the then princely state ofTravancore. The institute which ranked 75th in the prestigiousNIRF (2018) ranking by MHRD under engineering category, currently offers 8under graduate, 27 post graduate and doctoral programmes under APJ Abdul KalamTechnological University. The college overall has around 4000 students. 

UST GlobalInfinity LabsTM is building Digital Innovation capabilitiesacross domains like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics,Robotic Process Automation, UI/UX, Social, Mobile, Augmented Reality, Internetof Things, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Design Thinking and EnterpriseComputing. The Infinity LabsTM are a core ingredient ofUST Global’s Innovation-as-a-Service offering. It creates a confluence ofDigital Technologies, Human Centered Design, Artificial Intelligence, thecompany’s ecosystem of partners and cutting edge R&D from the academia. TheInfinity LabsTM provide a platform for UST Global employees toget exposed to cutting edge technologies, get access to world-class R&Dinstitutions and disruptive startups from around the world. 

Dr. J.David, Principal, CET, emphasized, “Our association with UST Global, the leading digitalcompany, will go a long way in bridging the gap between academia and industry.The students will get an opportunity to work on state-of–the art labs and alsokeep updated on the latest technologies in various disciplines, which will helpthem mould their career. This will equip students to take up challengingproblems posed by the industry and help developing solutions for them. We areextremely happy that students have already shown keen interest in working withthe Infinity LabsTM of UST Global and have taken up projectsrelated to areas like Data Analytics, Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence,Deep Learning, Robotics, IOT and Financial Engineering. As the first step, theInfinity Labs, UST and CET-Centre for Interdisciplinary Research join hands todevelop a novel social robot for UST. Indeed, this collaborative projectrequires expertise in state-of-the-art digital technologies such as robotics,automation, IoT, deep learning and artificial intelligence. Hope thisassociation will provide the right impetus for the faculty and students incutting edge technologies of the future.” 

Commentingon the MoU, Sachith Sebastian, Sr. Director - Digital Innovation &Head – Infinity labs, UST Global, said, “We are happy to join hands withthe College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET) to engage student interns in ourstate-of-the-art Infinity LabsTM, to work on innovative digitalsolutions and platforms. We are confident that they can help us in coming upwith innovative concepts and ideas to solve business problems of our Fortune500/Global 1000 customers. This partnership will also enable the students getthe right exposure into the industry to launch their career.”

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