Deloitte and IIT Roorkee have formed a strategic partnership to conduct rigorous, immersive artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) programs aimed at developing the next generation workforce. This partnership intends to change the way businesses and universities collaborate to close the AI talent gap and develop future leaders with advanced AI skills. In addition, this collaboration can provide Indian talent with industry-relevant capabilities in new-age tools and create a blueprint for AI's future.
Deloitte's partnership with IIT Roorkee aligns with the Indian government's "Digital India" goal, which aims to create a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. AI proficiency will be critical in addressing current, emerging, and future employment opportunities, as well as in helping to make the workforce market-ready, given India's large pool of tech-savvy talent, robust technology ecosystem, proliferating opportunities requiring digital skills in all fields, and growing innovation-led entrepreneurship.
"We at Deloitte are committed to developing new talent with the right skill sets to deliver on the benefits of AI for business and all of society. As we look to facilitate our clients' journeys to becoming AI-fueled organizations, our collaboration with IIT Roorkee will educate future business leaders, instilling AI proficiency designed to broaden the pool of business-ready, AI talent."
Jason Girzadas, managing principal, businesses, global and strategic services, Deloitte Consulting LLP
The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, is one of the most prestigious institutes for higher technological education, engineering, and applied research in the country. The Institute, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary, has played a critical role in disseminating technical knowledge and the pursuit of research. The Institute is one of the world's best technological institutions, contributing to all aspects of technological growth. In the domains of science, technology, and engineering, it is regarded as a trailblazer in terms of teaching and research.
"The Deloitte AI Academy's collaboration with IIT Roorkee brings together in-depth business knowledge, mastery of technology and the rigor of academics to provide practitioners with an immersive learning experience that will accelerate their careers and help them thrive in the increasingly dynamic AI market," said Nitin Mittal, principal, U.S. AI leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Vishal Sharma, president and national managing director, Deloitte Consulting US India.
Deloitte is a leader in AI, intending to become the No. 1 talent destination for people wishing to help businesses become AI-Fueled. The Deloitte AI Academy offers a complete learning experience by bringing together an education ecosystem, including academics, technology startups, corporate learning providers, and Deloitte AI experts. The Deloitte AI Academy, which will open in September 2021, aims to train up to 10,000 professionals in the United States, India, and other countries over the next four years.