Coimbatore, India – PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, a Coimbatore-based autonomous arts and science college, recognized as a ‘College of Excellence’ by the University Grants Commission, and Elgi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air-compressor manufacturers, recently collaborated to launch the ‘GRG-ELGi Digital Innovation Dojo’ at the college’s GRG Campus in Peelamedu. This is the first Digital Innovation Dojo, in keeping with ELGi’s digital transformation strategy of ‘Experiment, Start Small, and Scale Fast’. The partnership aims to provide a plethora of opportunities for women to acquire specialized technical skills while defining solutions and exploring areas for development, resulting in valuable industry experience for the participating students as well as workable solutions and new perspectives for ELGi.
The ‘GRG-ELGi Digital Innovation Dojo’, which is outfitted with the necessary computational systems and ELGi software, will engage approximately 20 interns at any given time. For project management and technological advancements, the Dojo, or learning center will make extensive and effective use of the agile scrum framework. Aside from that, all interns will be able to work on technology platforms such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Virtual/Augmented reality, and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Students will also have the opportunity to interact with, learn from, work with, and be mentored by ELGi’s industry leaders from around the world, allowing them to explore various employment opportunities in the digital transformation arena.
Dr R Nandini, Chairperson, GRG Institutions, said, “The GRG-ELGi Digital Innovation DOJO will showcase the effective implementation of a strong industry-academia collaboration and how it benefits various stakeholders and, most importantly, society. In the future, we hope to help other companies and institutions establish similar facilities that will propel us to the front and center of digital innovation, as the future belongs to those willing to adapt and change.”
Stating that business corporations and universities must collaborate to drive value research and business-forward innovation, and that it is also important to help graduates gain relevant experience, so they’re job-ready, Dr Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director, Elgi Equipments, commented, “We are delighted to partner with PSGR Krishnammal College for Women. While we’re excited about the possibilities, we’re confident that the Digital Innovation Dojo will upskill and empower young women students, creating a talent pool for the future as we continue to advance on our digital transformation journey.”
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