(INNOVATION CENTRE FOR EDUCATION)
An Initiative of
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Technology Enabler Partner
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About IBM ICE
Considering tomorrow's need and catering the training facility and world-class
research, Vidya Pratishthan is establishing a Center of Excellence in AI with the
To provide knowledge and skills in AI and other emerging technologies to
students from diverse disciplines in the Baramati region.
To undertake Skill-development, R&D, product development, and
consultancy activities in the field of AI and other emerging technologies.
Digital Technology is not only disruptive but also all pervasive. No discipline of
study has remained ‘insulated from its impact’. IBM interacts with the
Universities to design and deliver these integrated courses for our aspiring
future generation. Vidya Pratishthan, Baramati has endorsed an Alliance
Agreement with IBM’s Innovation Center for Education (ICE) and DesignTech
Systems Pvt. Limited, on 28 Dec 2022. With an aim to enhance the skills and
train the students ensuring they are industry-ready, and globally competitive,
the IBM Innovation Center for Education (ICE) has designed a tailored
curriculum to improve the student employability quotient for students pursuing
careers at Vidya Pratishthan, Baramati.
IBM–ICE program is industry-relevant course by industry relevant trainer to make the students industry-ready.
IBM Innovation Centre for Education (ICE) is a ‘unique global initiative’ by IBM, to
offer much-needed applied information technology knowledge to graduating
students from Vidya Pratishthan, in various dominant and futuristic technology
areas for Certification in
1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
2. Data Science
4. Internet of Things (IoT)
Every certification includes four courses distributed over four semesters. These courses would be offered to undergraduate students in addition to their
regular university degree courses as:
Two-year Honours/Majors Program for students having a Computer Science
background (usually in the last two years of ongoing degree programme)
Two-year Minors Program for Non-Computer Science Students (usually in
the last two years of an ongoing degree program in any discipline)
One-year Post Graduate Diploma Program for Graduate Students from
various disciplines & Working Professionals (after completion of graduation
in any discipline)
The other courses that IBM Offers under this MoU are as follows
• Cloud Computing & Virtualization
• Open Computing
• Mobile Application Development
• Telecom Informatics
• Healthcare Informatics
• E-Commerce, Retail & Automation
• Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
• Cyber Security & Forensics
• Graphics & Gaming
• Manufacturing Systems
• IT Infrastructure
• Internet of Things and Smarter Cities
• Mainframe Technology
• Oil & Gas Informatic
A basket of 4 courses will be delivered in Two years, that is, one course per
semester, as per our timetable.
These basket of 4 courses are to be taken by students over and above their
regular university coursework.
Courses will be taught by IBM to a batch of 60 students.
Students can avail of soft loan at 3.1% per annum (simple interest) to be repaid after graduation and 2 years moratorium.
Fees For Honours/Minor Degree Programme: Rs. 78,000/- (Rs. 19500/- per
Course delivery: 60% Online and 40% Offline.
The Program also offers Industry Project & Virtual Internship. On completion.
of the course, students would be awarded a globally recognised IBM Badge