The graduation ceremony of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programme of IIIT Bangalore was held at the Institute campus. More than 4,000 learners across programmes including Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, and Software Development who completed their courses online were present, with more than 700 attending the event in person at the Institute and the rest online. These programmes were offered by IIIT Bangalore in technology platform partnership with upGrad.
The Chief Guest of the event Mr Ashish Anantharaman, Co-Founder & CTO, ZestMoney along with Director of IIIT Bangalore - Prof Debabrata Das and Mr Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder & MD, upGrad distributed trophies to the high performing working professionals attended the programme. Mr Ashish Anantharaman highlighted the exponential technology evolution in these areas and congratulated the gradates on embarking on an exciting journey to contribute significantly to the digital economy of India and the world. Prof. Das emphasized the importance of upskilling in the continually evolving fields of digital technologies as per the vision of the Government and pointed out the role of IIIT Bangalore and upGrad in supporting India’s vision of reaching $1 trillion digital economy by 2026. He also highlighted that this year marks the Silver Jubilee year of the Institute and that the Institute will accelerate its mission to enable India to play a key role in the global IT industry through its focus on education, research and innovation in cutting edge digital technology areas. Mr Mayank Kumar highlighted the role played by upGrad as a preferred Technology Service Provider for the premier Higher Education Institutes of India including IIIT Bangalore in enhancing digital skills of the Information Technology workforce in India.
About IIIT Bangalore
IIIT Bangalore is a premier institute focused on Post-Graduate IT education and research, located in the heart of Electronic City, Bangalore. IIIT Bangalore is graded A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and remains top 70 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework since the last four years. The institute was ranked number 1 among India's Best Technical Universities (Private) by India Today. IIIT Bangalore contains state-of-the-art infrastructure, world-class faculty, a vibrant alumni community, cutting-edge research facilities, and close industry collaborations.
The institute’s specially designed courses make the students cognitive of the current technologies and practices, thereby equipping them with the tools and knowledge to solve contemporary real problems. Since the founding of the Institute in 1998, IIIT Bangalore has enjoyed 100% placement every year on account of the strong support of the industry and the growing base of talented alumni.