New Delhi, April 08, 2019: Established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, the NIIT University (NU), organised a Doctoral Symposium to provide a common platform for doctoral students. The platform will enable the individuals to share and discuss their doctoral research work with eminent scientists, engineers, and technologists from industry, academia and research labs.

Mr. Karan Bajwa, MD, IBM India delivered the Inaugural Address of the Doctoral Symposium organised at NIIT University, Neemrana. Ms. Mona Bharadwaj, Head – University Relations, IBM India was also present at the non-for profit event.

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Speakers at the symposium consisted of eminent personalities such as: Dr. Rajeev Shorey, TCS Research and Innovation, India; Mr. Rajesh Mathur, Advisor, ESRI India; Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, Former CEO, Data Security Council of India; Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Professor, Decision Sciences and IS, IIM Bangalore; Dr. Debrup Chakraborty, Associate Professor, Cryptology and Security Research, ISI Kolkata; Dr. Arindam Sen, Director, HCL Technologies, Bangalore; Dr. Lipika Dey, Principal Scientist, Innovation Labs, Tata Consultancy Services Limited; Dr. Santhi Thilagam, Professor, Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, NIT-K, Surathkal; Mr Shubham Chatterjee, SAS, Head Education and Academics, India. The international guest speaker was Prof. Dahilo Demarchi and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Visiting Professor, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, and Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

At the symposium, Ph.D. students from renowned institutions such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, BITS, South Asian University, etc. presented their doctoral research in the niche areas of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Data Science, Information Security, etc. This is the second edition of Doctoral Symposium at NU and it attracted a large number of researchers. The first Doctoral Symposium in the area of Computer Science was organised in the year of 2017 by NU.

Prof V S Rao, President, NU said, “At NU, we are committed to delivering education that is focused on research and industry-relevant subjects. Through this Doctoral Symposium, we aim to provide an opportunity to our students to interact with leaders from academia, research labs, and industry, and get insights on their work from top researchers in specific research areas. The symposium attracted a large number of student researchers who presented their research work.”

With 598 industry partners, NU is dedicated to forging strong industry linkages as one of its core principles. This ensures that NIIT University is connected with the best organizations and institutions, in India and globally. The Centre for Industry Collaboration (CIC) assists students in their endeavors to enrich their education, careers, and lives and make lifelong contributions to society.

Conceptualized as an institution of excellence, NU provides exceptional education based on the Four Core Principles that make learning Industry-linked, Technology-based, Research-driven and Seamless. NU, is well poised for meeting the emerging needs of the knowledge economy through its focus on building strong industry linkages and a research-oriented approach.