Training Programme under Smart City Innovation Centre

A training programme under the Smart City Innovation Centre (SCIC) at Punjab Engineering College was organized for the students from 20th December, 2017 to 25th January, 2018. Trainers from Quantela took regular sessions on various topics that assisted the students in the smart city use-cases . 

Dr. Manoj K. Arora, Director PEC, said, “To meet the challenges of  Smart Cities Mission of the Government of India, the need of the hour  and the future is that  students  skill themselves  in this area.  This training course is one such step in that direction.”  He motivated the students to innovate and develop ideas for the city and create revenue models for the same.

In the introductory speech, Dr. Tarlochan Kaur, Head SCIC, emphasized that traditionally city addresses its problems in silos. This fragmented approach is not economical. By harnessing the power of digitization, cities can create fully connected environment for meeting the objectives of a smart city. Dr. Sanjay Batish, co-ordinator SCIC, asked the students to work hard for gaining the skillset.

Mr. Shyaam Vasiraju , Senior Project Manager, Quantela, Hyderabad, gave an overview of  the purpose and goals of a smart city and discussed  Internet of Things and its fundamentals. Mr. Satish Kumar, Sr. Test Analyst Quantela, trained the students in the field of API integration and development. The students were given an opportunity to use Cisco’s smart city platform and have a hands-on experience with its APIs. Mr. Naveen, Software Developer, Quantela, trained the students in the sphere of Artificial Intelligence, JavaScript and GitHub. Mr. Vishal Srivastava, technical lead, Quantela, focused on the servers and back-end coding. He also addressed the issues that students encountered in their use-cases. Many students successfully completed the course and submitted projects for the same. All-in-all, the workshop was a great success.

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