The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) in Shillong has partnered with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) to offer a course on the Internet of Things (IoT). The course is part of a larger project, "Capacity Building in IECT including Training in Digital Skillsets and current Industry Demanding Technologies for various section of society in the NE States," which is funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
The course was inaugurated on February 20, 2023, by Vice Chancellor Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla and several other dignitaries from NIELIT, NEHU, and industry. Over 120 students from different disciplines have enrolled in the 10-day program, which aims to build capacity and skills in IoT for healthcare, devices, agriculture, communication, and other fields.
The course coordinator, Dr. Dinesh Bhatia, welcomed the guests and highlighted the objectives of the program. Prof. Md. Iftekhar Hussain discussed the challenges and evolution of IoT technology, while Dr. Y Jayanta Singh stressed the importance of such courses for technical skills and career growth. An industry expert from BASIS Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Sh Anand Raje, explained the industry requirements and future outcomes of IoT technology.
The Vice Chancellor suggested setting up an ideation center in the university to support student brainstorming and implementation of IoT ideas. The program concluded with a vote of thanks from the Centre-in-Charge of NIELIT Shillong, Sri Santanu Borgohain. Overall, the collaboration between NIELIT and NEHU will help enhance capacity building and skill development in the region.