Thiruvananthapuram IIITM-K to be elevated to digital university
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday decided to elevate the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K) to the state’s first Digital University. It also decided to recommend the Governor to issue an ordinance in this regard.
The University will be named ‘The Kerala University of Digital Sciences Innovation and Technology’.
IIITMK, located at the Technopark campus, here, hitherto was an autonomous educational institution established by Government of Kerala in the year 2000, was a multidisciplinary premier postgraduate institute offering courses in computer science and IT.
Apart from research, the university will concentrate in fields of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Block Chain, Cognitive Sciences, Internet of Things and Augmented Reality.
Five schools will be established under the university – School of Computing, School of Electronics Design and Automation, School of Informatics, School of Digital Bio science and School of Digital Humanities.