Arm and All India Council for Technical Education have academic partnership and signed a Memorandum of Understanding in August 2019. Together, we have been enabling Engineering institutes build capabilities for the semiconductor ecosystem through grants from Arm Education over the years.
Arm Education and STMicroelectronics with support from AICTE’s Training and Learning Academy (ATAL) conceptualized and executed faculty workshops.
In last 2 years we have conducted Faculty Development Programs on Embedded Systems, IoT, and AI/ML. 9000 faculty members and students have been trained on a pro-bono basis.
As continuation of the workshops a contest “The Inventors Challenge-2022” was launched this year resulting in Faculty members and student teams converting their ideas into a prototype.
The Inventors Challenge reiterated our belief on the importance of the industry-academia knowledge sharing. The initiative was well received and the feedback from participants has further strengthened our belief to continue such interactions.
The Inventors Challenge had 258 ideas submitted by faculty and student teams. The short-listed 22 teams received STM32 kits and industry mentorship to develop their idea into prototype. 7 Teams showcased the prototype to evaluators, business groups and guests at ST, Greater Noida Campus on 5th December, 2022.
You can download the full range of 375 images from the event here: InventorsChallengePhotos.zip.
STMicroelectronics and Arm Education mentioned “It is a small step we have taken towards fostering the faculty and students in building Semiconductor capabilities and nurturing technology innovation. We believe these interactions with Industry exposes academic ecosystem to technological advancements”.
How did the activity benefit students:
The interaction with industry exposes them to technological advancements and nudges them towards innovation, kindling their interest in the semiconductor ecosystem.
How does the activity benefit Faculty
The faculty with the learnings could further strengthen their knowledge as well as curricula taught. The contribution of the faculty to build capabilities in the students goes a long way in nurturing the talent/innovators base.
Details of the finalists:
Here are some glimpses of the experiences shared about the workshop and the contest:
Lakshana Gowrishankar, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore
Kiruthika .G, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore
Bismanpal Singh Anand, Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Dr. Mamta Rani Agarwal, Advisor-I, AICTE
Dr. Sunil Luthra, Director, AICTE
Pragatheshwaran.M, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore
Rahul R, Deenbandhu Chhoturam University of Science and Technology, Murthal