May 7th, 2022. Automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and other technologies have transformed the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can aid students in making informed decisions. Given this, Teerthanker Mahaveer University conducted an Annual Lecture Series- 2022 on the topic - Future of Jobs & Technology Platforms.
The session was presided over by two industry stalwarts, namely Zutshi, Director (Policy & Strategy), UL India Pvt. Ltd. and Dhiraj Gyani, Director (Government & Education Engagement), GitHub; where they discussed the nuanced relationship between cutting-edge technologies and jobs.
The event commenced with the opening remarks of Dr R. K. Dwivedi, Principal & Director, FoE and CCSIT. According to him, advancing technology, rapidly changing businesses, and the desire for skill agility and transferability has made it challenging to offer students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools. Therefore, it’s pertinent to upskill oneself along with the degree education. The network is of paramount importance, added Dr. Dwivedi.
Continuing the session, the first keynote speaker, Mr. Dhiraj Gyani commenced his dialogue by asking students a thought-provoking question. He asks, “Are you ready for the real world?” Answering it he first presented world economic forum stats that reflect the pace the technology, automation, hybrid work, and the importance of reskill/upskill. He believes that if a student adapts to all these moves, then he will be future-ready. Moreover, he informed students that GitHub is offering paid internship opportunities to partner institutions, which means it is open to all TMU students.
While speaking on the Future of Jobs: Envisioning Career Paths, the second keynote speaker, Mr. Sudhir Zutshi, discussed the smart yet disruptive technologies and what opportunities lie ahead for the tech-savvy. For future engineers, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind Turbines, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, etc. are some of the demanding fields to pursue education. He later motivated the students by stating, “It doesn’t matter what qualification you have, it’s about what you do with that qualification.”
Subsequently, a panel discussion along with the Q&A round was held in which the students asked their queries. The Vice-Chancellor, (Prof) Dr. Raghuvir Singh, gracefully moderated this section. Dignitaries like Mr. Akshat Jain, member of the governing body of TMU, Dr. Aditya Kr. Sharma, Registrar and others graced this event. Altogether, it was an illuminating session for all the techies who were a part of the audience.
TMU’s College of Computing Sciences & Information Technology (CCSIT) and Faculty of Engineering (FOE) are the first in the Delhi-NCR region to have collaborated with NVIDIA to bring artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL) to a new generation of students and developers. The department also has a state-of-the-art Apple I-Mac Lab for students. TMU University and its industrial collaborators are working to build an ecosystem that will produce unicorn start-ups, formulate solutions to global issues, and ensure the growth of the country and the world at large.